Barrier Technology

06 July 2007

Fire - Inconceivable Destruction

(photo from January 2007 fire in Malibu)

The latest toll from the fires in Lake Tahoe last week - 3,100 acres destroyed, 254 homes lost, 3,500 people displaced and an astonishing estimation of $160 million in damages. A Utah wildfire continues to burn and reportedly could burn all summer. Three people have lost their lives, 42,184 acres burned, 12 homes and 24 buildings have already been lost. Cost so far: $1.6 million and counting. There is a wildfire still burning in Alaska that has consumed 100 structures, 55,438 acres and is estimated to cause millions in damage.

Are you doing everything possible to keep your family and property safe from the destruction of fire?

International Barrier Technology is proud of it's family of products that help protect people and property from fire. Blazeguard Fire-Rated sheathing is used in the roof deck of multi-family housing applications, wall assemblies, and in commercial modular roofing systems. In addition, we have Blazeguard Fire-Retardant Paint for use for projects requiring a Class A Flame Spread. Blazeguard contains no hazardous chemicals and is mold and mildew resistant. The result, a solution you can feel good about having protect your home.

Interested in more fire facts? Click on our website link on the right, and look under Fire Safety, Fire Facts.Fire-rated sheathing, town homes, multi-family construction, housing market, small cap, otcbb, ibtgf, barrier, blazeguard, mycoguard, fire-rated paint, intumescent paint, mold, mildew, fire-retardant plywood, frt, sips, structurally insulative panels, fire-rated wall assemblies, commercial modular, modular home construction, green building products, LEED,


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Location: Watkins, Minnesota, United States

Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.