What are the specific things to be done when you want to retrofit your home for fire safety? There’s a guidebook that outlines the specifics of what to do.
FIRESafe MARIN was awarded a grant by CSAA Insurance Group to develop a custom home hardening education program and guidebook for California Residents. The Retrofit Guide available here for download is courtesy of IBHS, the Insurance Institute for Building and Home Safety, and is the top resource available today for homeowners interested in retrofitting existing homes. Research and post-fire assessments have shown that property owners can protect their homes and businesses against wildfire by addressing three clear sources of vulnerability:
- Materials and design features used in building the home or business
- The landscaping vegetation located immediately adjacent to the home or business
- The general vegetation and other combustible materials and items on the property surrounding the home or business.
Each of these sources can be dealt with through maintenance, appropriate choices in building materials, design improvements, and vegetation management.
|Here is the link to the full article: https://www.firesafemarin.org/retrofit-guide|