Top Fire Resistant Materials To Consider For Your Home

By Brian Kondo

Monday, August 7, 2023

Top Fire Resistant Materials To Consider For Your Home


No one ever expects their home will encounter a fire until it happens. In just a few seconds, a fire can engulf your entire home, consuming your heirlooms and valuables. To combat the likelihood of fire spreading in your home, consider these fire resistant materials if you are renovating your home, adding a new addition to your home, or building a home from scratch. 


Fire Resistant Glass

We all need windows. They are important to bring in natural light into our homes, and they provide lots of visibility and warmth. But did you know that even before a window comes into direct contact with flames, the intense heat of a nearby fire can often cause the glass to break? The second the window is broken, the flames can enter into a space quickly and spread even faster. To protect your home from this vulnerability, consider installing dual-paned glass windows which are not only energy efficient, but also double the time it would take for fire to break your windows. These windows are made with tempered glass which is heat-treated to make it about four times stronger than regular glass.



Yes, it was a trend that was extremely popular for a time, and is often dreaded by interior designers today. Modern stucco is made of Portland cement, sand and lime and should make a comeback. At least for how durable and fire-resistant this materia! is! Whether you've got bricker wood, stucco can go over any structural material adding excellent protection from fire. One of the best materials for boxing in hazardous eaves is stucco!



If there's anything to be learned from all the children's fairy tales we listened to growing up, it's that the house made out of brick is the one that saved the three little pigs. And even though fire doesn't huff and puff in the same way a big bad wolf does, it certainly is resistant to fires. Bricks are super resistant because they're made in a fire kiln, and can achieve between 1 to 4 hours of fire resistance depending on their rating.



You might not know it, but your house most likely has gypsum in it. Gypsum board, also known as drywall, consists of a layer of gypsum sandwiched between two sheets of paper. This is one of the most commonly used fire-resistant interior finish. The paper on the exterior of the gypsum board burns slowly and doesn't contribute to fire spread. The more layers you put of gypsum board in your home's installation, the higher the fire-resistance rating your home will have


Add An Island 

If you can afford to add a kitchen island both in terms of money and space, it's highly worth exploring this option. This addition will convert your single wall kitchen into a galley kitchen with optimal functionality. You will have additional storage space as well as a meal prep and even a dining area. It might be the space solution you were looking for! 


Are you considering how to protect your home from the elements in your next big home project? We hope this list has proved helpful. If you would like to learn more about top fire resistant materials to consider for your home, please feel free to reach out to us! We'd love to help you build the best home for yourself and your future.


Thank you for reading today’s BLOG!


Brian Kondo
Sales Representative / Team Leader
The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team
Re/Max Hallmark First Group Realty Ltd.
905-683-7800 office
905-426-7484 direct


Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I'll Buy It!* No Gimmicks! For a Free Special Report that Details my Guaranteed Sale Program, visit:

Remember, your referrals change lives! We donate a portion of our income on every home sale to a great worthy cause like SickKids Hospital. To find out more visit:

If you or anyone you know is considering making a move in the next little while, give me a call or pass on my number ... 905-683-7800 (Office) or 905-426-7484 (Direct).


Fire Resistance Materials  

Ajax Real Estate

Durable house materials

Ajax home for sale

House foundation 

Pickering homes

House firewall 

Durham Region Houses

Stay Connected“, “Follow Us

We would like to hear from you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking forward to hearing from you! We will do our best to reply to you within 24 hours !

You agree to receive property info, updates, and other resources via email, phone and/or text message. Your wireless carrier may impose charges for messages received. You may withdraw consent anytime. We take your privacy seriously.