01:58PM | 07/26/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
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I have just bought a great little mountain cabin which has cedar siding. The colour is fine, but i will treat it next time I am there. The previuos owner used Thompsons. I am concerned about wildfire and wondered if there is something like Thompsons that is fire-retardant.


04:40AM | 07/30/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I am not sure if there is an exterior fire resistant coating but remember the key word is resistant not fire proof and I would imagine if the wildfire got bad enough a coating on the wood will not save the house.


08:43AM | 08/01/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
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I agree - to fireproof it I would need to use CMUs or metal siding. I didnt like the idea of coating a flammable surface with something even more flammable.


06:34PM | 09/11/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
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It appears research is ongoing into fire potection of cedar by various agencies.

Anyway, what would anyone recommend for protection against the element of the rockies? I've had Superdeck Stain suggested, but I've never heard of it....


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