Wildfires: Wildfire - Protecting Your Home

Material provided by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes http://www.flash.org/

Unlike mitigating a structure from a high wind event, wildfire mitigation offers more options than the application of construction standards and codes alone. By reducing the flammable fuels that exist around a home, the need for fire-resistive materials and building design can be reduced. For example, rather than retrofitting wooden siding on a building, reducing the adjacent flammable vegetation around your home may be equally effective in eliminating flame contact to the building, achieving the desired result and being less costly to the owner. 

Benefits of Using This Mitigation Strategy

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