Home Construction

When building a house in an at-risk fire area, there are important things to consider. The choice of design and materials will affect fire behavior should it happen.

Colorado State Forest Service’s Site Design & Building Materials Guide

Defensible Space

Valley of Winter Park is by definition within an Ember Zone.  It is imperative when beginning your design process that you know your home’s HIZ (Home Ignition Zone) and how to create your home’s Defensible Space zones.  To learn all about defensible space and HIZ please click on the link below and download the guide.

Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide


Continued lot maintenance helps mitigate the risk, and is a must for proper prevention.

Lot Maintenance Guidelines