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The Importance of Owning a Fireproof House

Spokane Home Builders, Building Custom Homes in WA, ID, Coeur d'Alene

According to the United States Fire Administrations, there were over 1,345,500 fires in 2015 and this resulted in about 3,280 deaths and 15,700 injuries. While we were glad that many people were able to escape unhurt and some with just minor injuries, many people have lost their life works in various fire outbreaks.  The same statistics also showed that the monetary loss from these outbreaks is about $14.3 billion.

Coeur d’Alene is no stranger when it comes to fire outbreaks in homes. Hundreds of people have lost their life’s work when their home or office got burnt down. In 2011, it was reported that fire outbreak killed a pregnant mother with her 3-year old daughter here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The fact is that no matter how careful we are, we live in the danger of fire outbreak in our homes which can be caused by a number of factors. Other local communities also suffer from this threat. Recognizing the need to solve this problem, the Spokane City Council announced earlier this year that they would be hiring over 200 firefighters to add to their team.

Truly, no one wants to experience the devastating effect of fire outbreak. Fortunately, you can take steps to keep it from happening since we can control some of the factors that lead to a fire. As new homebuilding technologies are being introduced every day, it is becoming increasingly possible to build a home that is completely fireproofed.

In this article, you will learn of how a new homebuilding technology in Coeur d’Alene can help you build a home that is safe from fire.


Why Do You Need To Own a Fireproofed House?

There are a million reasons why you need to build a fireproof home. Building a home costs lots of money. Unfortunately, a house can be completely burnt down when there is fire outbreak. Surely, you don’t want to experience this. When you make your home fireproof, you can be able to:

  • Keep your children safe
  • Keep your property safe
  • Sleep with peace of mind at night
  • Keep your documents safe
  • Avoid being homeless
  • No need to get into a fight with an insurance company


How to Build a Fireproof Home in Coeur d’Alene

Today, it is important that you make a lot of consideration when you are building a new home. You can only make your home safe from fire if you put this into consideration right from when you are planning your home.

Making your house fireproofed involves the use of good planning and materials. Below, you will find how you can build a fireproofed house.

Make Use of a Fireproof Design

If your home is designed with materials such as wood, you are setting it up for complete destruction by fire. You need to make use of solid panels that are fire resistant. One of such panels is known as PermaPanel.


What is PermaPanel?

PermaPanel is a lightweight and affordable cement panel. This new construction technology is:

  • Fireproof
  • Pest resistant
  • Energy efficient
  • Durable
  • Money-saving

PermaPanel is environmentally-friendly building material and will help you to significantly reduce the cost and time of your construction. When you make use of this panel, you can eliminate insulation, framing, exterior sheathing, vapor barrier, and drywall.

What makes PermaPanel one of the most-sought construction technologies is its ability to make your house fireproofed? This material can resist and withstand fire. Unlike woods and other materials, it does not burn. You can be able to save your home/business when you make use of this material in your construction.


Others Ways to Make Your House Fireproof

Install Smoke Alarms

You need to install smoke alarms to help you detect any smoke that may lead to fire or caused by fire. You can be able to put out any fire if you detect it early.

Avoid Wood Decks

Don’t use woods for your decks, they can burn easily. Instead, make use of PermaPanel or some other fireproof material. Woods can easily get the fire to spread to other parts of your home. Also, make sure that you eliminate other flammable features from your home.

Make It Easy for Fire trucks to Access Your Home

In case of fire outbreak, you need to ensure that fire trucks can easily access your home. You need to have a solid driveway with no obstruction and big enough to allow a fire truck to come close to your home in case of a fire outbreak.

Create a Fireproof Barrier

You will need to create a border around your house. Fortunately, you can easily do this with gravel and concrete. You can as well make use of small, fire-retardant plants that grow close to the ground. This will ensure that fire that started from the bush around your home will not get into your home.



Building a fireproof house in Coeur d’Alene is possible when you make use of PermaPanel. Fortunately, this new construction technology is safe and very affordable. You can be able to get it starting from September this year.

Home Fires (Source: National Fire Protection Association)

    Direct property damage in Billions 
As ReportedIn 2016 Dollars
      2013       369,500          2,75512,200$6.8           $6,987
      2014       367,500          2,74511,825$6.8           $6,908
      2015       365,500          2,65011,075$6,9606           $7,043
      2016352,000          2,73510,750$5,654           $5,654


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Benson Bondstone was created because the way we build needs to change. Needless disasters happen every year simply because, as a society, we’ve continued to use outdated methods. There is a better way–and it’s even affordable. Feel free to swing over to our homepage for more information, or, you can come over to our Coeur d’Alene Home Builders Google+ page.
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