Barrier Technology

21 October 2008

Barrier Visits Southern California Wildfire Zones

Last week Barrier Technology National Sales Manager Jim Dukart and Southern California Sales Representative Wayne Crutchfield visited dealers and builders in the wildfire-prone regions of Los Angeles and San Diego.

Calls were made on Barrier distribution partner Bear Forest Products in Riverside, California, which is reporting increased quoting activity and interest in Blazeguard ever since it was added to the California State Fire Marshal’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) approved products list. A day was also spent in the Big Bear Lake area, as well as one in and around San Diego, where just last November wildfires ravaged large areas of the city and forced numerous evacuations and significant property damage.

During the time Dukart and Crutchfield were in California, three wildfires were raging in the Los Angeles metropolitan area; Santa Ana winds had come in early in the week to fan the flames.

For wildfire hazard areas, Blazeguard provides a convenient and economical solution to changes in the California Building Code calling for a layer of ignition-resistant material between siding and stud walls. As an all-in-one structural sheathing and fire barrier, the use of Blazeguard obviates the need to add 5/8” gypsum over exterior wall sheathing. When on-site labor rates (two-steps versus Blazeguard’s one-step process) are factored in, Blazeguard can potentially save builders thousands of dollars while meeting all code restrictions.

Blazeguard has also been added to the WUI Products List as an under-eave construction product. Fire rated sheathing, fire rated osb, fire rated plywood, multi-family construction, small cap, otcbb, ibtgf, barrier, blazeguard, mycoguard, fire-rated paint, intumescent paint, mold resistant, mildew resistant, fire-retardant plywood, frt, sips, fire rated structurally insulated panels, fire rated wall assemblies, fire rated commercial modular roofing, fire rated modular home construction, green building products, LEED, electrical panel backer board, SIPs; wildfire protection, forest fire protection; non combustible exterior wall sheathing, ignition resistant exterior wall sheathing, ignition resistant eaves; non combustible eaves; ignition resistant soffets; non combustible soffets; ESR-1365; WUI approved/listed; California state fire marshal approved building materials


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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.