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Diagram pointing out the features and materials that support the durability and resiliency of The Phoenix House.

  • Safe RoomOpen or Close

    Multiple lines of defense including a steel door, small laminated glass windows with high impact glass, reinforced ceiling area, thicker, denser walls, and a grape vine wall just outside, give disaster victims a place of refuge as well as peace of mind in the face of future dangers.

  • Structural StrengthOpen or Close

    The steel chassis, the Structural Insulated Panels (SIP), and the roof trusses form a structure that is stronger than conventional framing. Designed to resist California earthquakes, the house can withstand tornado speed winds.

  • Durable MaterialsOpen or Close

    The fiber-cement exterior and the metal roof are selected for durability and resistance of the house envelope to high winds and fires. The recycled plastic decking has a life span much longer than conventional treated wood decking.

  • Solar Panel ArrayOpen or Close

    Producing 7.8 KW/H, it is supported on a wind-resistant metal frame connected to the standing seam roof.

  • Drought Resistant Plants and Herbs
  • Fiber Cement Board Panels
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof System
  • Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) – Thermocore
  • Trex Composite Decking – Lava Rock