Wildfire-Resistant Homes Cost Roughly Same as a Typical Home, According to HeadWaters Economics

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BOZEMAN, Mont./ Nov. 27, 2018 (STL.News)

As wildfire disasters increase across the country, a new study released today found negligible cost differences between building a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features.

“We know from post-fire assessments, accompanied by laboratory experiments, that two factors drive home vulnerability in wildfires: how the home is built in terms of materials used and installation details and the landscaping on the property,” said Dr.

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