- Author: Chris M. Webb
UC ANR’s Stephen Quarles and others have recently released an important publication for Californians. Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design Considerations can be downloaded for free.
The description sums up the publication perfectly:
It's like the three little pigs showed us: the way you build your house can make the difference between a cozy home and a heap of rubble when disaster strikes. Learn about design methods and building materials that will help your home survive a wildfire.
This resource discusses the following:
- Ignition of homes in wildfire-prone areas
- Roof covering and rood edge
- Eaves and overhangs
- Exterior siding
- Fire-retardant treatments and coatings