Prevents ladder fuel from igniting under or near your structure and climbing up the siding of your home.
FAQ Topic: Defensible Space Inspections Explained
Separation and spacing of vegetation is key to a fire safe landscape.
This includes grass, plants, shrubs, trees, branches, leaves, weeds, and needles. These types of fuel ignite quickly and easily from wind blown embers.
This includes any vegetation next to or hanging over a building to eliminate the closest threat.
The roof is the most vulnerable part of the structure. While your roof may be fire rated, embers can still ignite combustible materials like needles or leaves that have accumulated on the roof or in the gutters.
Chimneys and stovepipes radiate heat, reduce the risk of ignition by creating space around them. Ensure they are screened and if they are used, sealed. Reduce the possibility that wind blown embers could enter your home.