According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, “A home within one mile of a natural area is in the Ember Zone. Wind-driven embers can attack your home. You and your home must be prepared well before a fire occurs. Ember fires can destroy homes or neighborhoods far from the actual flame front of the wildland fire.” These 3 construction choices, made while constructing your new home in an ember zone, will help you avoid San Diego fire damage in wildfire seasons.
- Build your roof from fire resistant materials such as composite, tile, or metal. This may be one of the most important fire defense choices you make.
- Choose outer coverings that resist heat and embers: masonry, brick, stucco, cement.
- Use dual-paned windows with the exterior pane of tempered glass. This helps reduce the chance of breaking during a fire and letting in other burning materials.
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