Wildfire Season is Here. Is Your House Prepared?

Every year when the temperatures rise and winds kick-up through the canyon below my mountain home in Lake Tahoe, I again become keenly aware of the fact that fire season is here.

As a seasoned architect of custom homes in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area, I have become keenly aware of my responsibility to develop designs that respect the region in which my clients live.  Every day, and in the summer and fall seasons in particular, we have to worry about wildfires primarily due to human error or Mother Nature herself.

With that said, I thought I would share some insight with you.  Whether you are just beginning to think about contacting an architect in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, or even the Carson City area and beyond, you can rest assured that I will have a good conversation with you about the following features that I always recommend when designing mountain homes.


Some of the fire-protection features may include yet not be limited to:

  • Non-combustible roofs
  • Fire safe vents
  • Non-combustible soffits
  • Heavy gauge gutters
  • Aluminum clad  or dual pane tempered windows
  • Fire resistant siding

Today’s Fire Danger Rating

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has an excellent website that provides all the information you need about fire danger ratings, weather, campfire regulations, and much more.  You can click into it right here.

From top to bottom, our clients can rest assured that our focus is and will continually be on the safety and life of their home. 

If you are interested in knowing more about how to address design concerns in living in a wild land area, I welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge with you through Borelli Architecture in Lake Tahoe.

Borelli Architecture
Lake Tahoe / Truckee



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