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09 January 2009

Blazeguard Catches On in California Wildfire Zone

This week Barrier received its first pictures of a new structure in a California Wildfire Zone that is using Blazeguard Fire-Rated Sheathing as exterior wall sheathing to protect against wildfires.

Pictures of the private residence in the Monterey County area are shown below. Click here to read the full case study. Blazeguard's white Pyrotite surface faces out from the stud wall, providing a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Products List-approved fire barrier and structural sheathing all in one panel. These panels were cut from 4' x 10' x 1/2" Structural 1 CDX Plywood, ordered by Hayward Lumber of Salinas, California and supplied by Southern California Blazeguard distributor Bear Forest Products.

General Contractor Peter H. Winters Construction specializes in high-end homes in the California mountains, and, along with architect Behzad Kafaie of San Francisco-based Hart Howerton, sought out Blazeguard as an ideal all-in-one panel that met their structural sheathing and ignition resistance needs while taking up less dimensional space than the two-step process of standard sheathing wrapped by half-inch Type X gypsum. An additional - and critical - benefit was that Blazeguard saved considerable time and labor cost on-site, as framer John Asunsion of Divine Construction only had to wrap the house once rather than twice.

Barrier will promote this new project next week at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas (Booth N0557). Additional wildfire zone projects in California and elsewhere are at various stages of development. Stay tuned for more throughout 2009!

Blazeguard (white face) as used as the exterior wall sheathing.
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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 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.