Barrier Technology

28 September 2007

New Addition to Commercial Modular

We added another new commercial modular manufacturer to the group of Mule-Hide FR Deck Panel users this week! ICON Construction in Durant, OK - welcome to FR Deck Panel!! Commercial modular - business continues to expand.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,

26 September 2007

10 things your insurance may not cover...

MSN Money recently posted an article to raise awareness of a few items your homeowners insurance may not cover. Are you at risk? Are there other precautions you need to take to protect yourself?

The top ten items that may not be covered by a typical homeowners policy:

1. Mold and water damage - huge increases in mold related claims in Texas, California, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona have led insurers to eliminate or reduce their exposure - most exclude mold from coverage and limit how much they'll cover for water damage.

2. Sewer Backup - typically you need a special rider to cover.
3. War, nuclear accidents and terrorism - riots damage, typically covered - damage from invading army or terriorist, typically not.
4. Natural disasters - wildfire in developed area, typically covered. Wildfire and property located remotely - or if you choose to live in an area more prone to natural disaster - the more reluctant insurers will be to cover you.
5. Neglect - you are expected to deal with maintenance issues - damage from termites, rodents, or an on-going water leak typically won't be covered.
6. Trampolines - most won't cover and some may drop your coverage if you have one.
7. Dogs -depending upon breed, coverage and cost range.
8. Intentional Damage - someone not related to you sets fire to your house, typically covered. Someone related to you sets fire to your house, typically not covered.
9. Computer equipment - personal computers, typically covered up to certain levels. Home business computer equipment, may not be covered.
10. Luxury items and collectibles - antiques, guns, jewelry, collectibles, fine furs - you may need supplemental coverage.

Barrier prides itself in developing, manufacturing, and selling products that protect people and property. Blazeguard Fire-Rated Sheathing can be used in roof and wall applications to protect you and your property from the threat of fire. Blazeguard Fire-Retardant Paint is designed to be used in hallways and ceilings to protect you and your property from the threat of fire. Mycoguard is designed and extremely effective for the prevention mold growth and is also ideal for remediation of mold issues.


At least three of the top 10 things insurers may not cover can be further addressed with products Barrier offers. Give us a call...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,

21 September 2007

Southern California Wholesaler Open House

Mike Huddy, Barrier's President/CEO traveled last week to attend an Open House for our wholesaler distributor, Bear Forest Products in Riverside, CA. Mike and our newest sales representative, Wayne Crutchfield, joined 27 other vendors in displaying the latest up and coming building products to 165 of Bear's key customers.

With the building codes just recently changing in the residential multi-family building codes for the State of California, this was a prime opportunity for us to showcase Blazeguard as a superior solution to meet the stricter code requirements. We are excited about the opportunity to make Blazeguard a household name with builders and potentially the new standard to meet the fire requirements for California's multi-family residential construction.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,

07 September 2007

Mortgage Bail Out to Lead to Rally in Home Builder Stocks?

MSN Money's Jon Markman released an interesting viewpoint on the "Bush Mortgage Bailout" this week. He summarized Bush's plan as follows 1. convince Bernake to lower interest rate targets 2. direct a bailout to overstretched mortgage holders facing foreclosure 3. move the financial burden for the rescue of homeowners on the nation's banks - not taxpayers

Markman commented that if the market believes in the plan, there may be a rally in the shares of financial-services providers and home builders over the next twelve months - some big-cap banks rising as much as 25% and some home builders possibly doubling in value. He also commented that home-building companies' executives bought $15.9 million worth of their companies shares in August. "The last time insiders even came close to this level of buying, in Sept 2001, the sector rose 55% in value over the next six months with the S&P 500 advanced 10%."

At Barrier - we'll be interested to see how this plan plays out as well. If the mortgage rates do indeed decline, its another positive step in depleting the remaining empty inventory to make way for new building projects. If the potentially foreclosure ridden overstretched home owners are bailed out - that too would prevent growth in the unoccupied housing supply. If the stock market - in relation to home builder stocks - dramatically improves - that may restore some confidence in the investing public.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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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 Blazeguard® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. Blazeguard® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.