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eWIN Articles on Before Fire Building Materials & Home Design

Wildfire Updated: July 17, 2013

Home survival in wildfire prone areas depends on a combination of choices regarding building materials and design decisions for the home or building combined...

Fire Ratings for Construction Materials

Wildfire Updated: March 13, 2013

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SC If you live in the wildland urban...

Window Failure During Wildfires

Wildfire Updated: June 27, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SC During a wildfire, windows can be...

Impact of Oil-Based Penetrating Stains on the Fire Performance of Deck Boards

Wildfire Updated: May 24, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SCOil-based penetrating stains are often...

Exterior Rated Fire Retardant Treated Wood

Wildfire Updated: May 24, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SCUsing fire-retardant, treated solid...

Fire Ratings for Roofing Material

Wildfire Updated: March 23, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist,  Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SCFire ratings for roofs are classified...

Material and Design Considerations for Building in Wildfire Prone Areas

Wildfire Updated: October 10, 2011

Material and Design Considerations for Building in Wildfire Prone AreasHome survival in wildfire prone areas depends on a combination of adequate vegetation...

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