FAQ Topic: Home Hardening FAQ

How Do I Get Started with Home Hardening and Creating Defensible Space?

Fire prevention experts have identified zones (areas around your house) that should be improved to reduce fire risk. Zone 0: Immediate Zone (0-5ft from structure) Remove accumulated leaves, needles and dead vegetative growth from the roof, gutters, decks, porches, and stairways. All vegetation in this zone shall be well-irrigated and free from dead or dying … Continued

What is Home Hardening?

Home hardening helps reduce fire risk by increasing your home’s resistance to heat, flames, and embers though the use of building materials and installation practices that help protect the vulnerable elements of your house. Several components of the home should be addressed, including the roof, gutters and eaves, vents, siding, windows and doors, and decks, … Continued

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