This side of the building has a fiber cement siding product. Fiber cement siding has a “noncombustible” rating. Even though this lap siding product is installed using a plain bevel joint, the joint resists penetration when exposed to flames from fire. This side also has a 4' wide noncombustible hardscaping component adjacent to the building. Noncombustible hardscaping will provide more protection from embers that may accumulate at the base of the wall. Note also the gable end attic vent, and the window. These components will be discussed in upcoming slides.