Fire Hardening and Defensible Space for High Fire Zones
Updated: Feb 28
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ("Cal Fire") urges homeowners in fire zones to make the home hardening retrofits and have defensible space to help stop or slow the spread of wildfires.
Some of the common retro-fits include:
Replace wood or shingle roofs
Cover vents with metal mesh to prevent embers from entering home
Install tempered glass dual paned widows
Walls, decks and patio covers made of fire resistant materials
Keep rain gutters free of debris
Fix missing or loose bird stops on Spanish style roofs
Remove combustible landscaping within 5 feet of your home
Ensure your property has proper defensible space zones
Make sure emergency vehicles can access your home
Here are links to Cal Fire's Hardening Your Home and Defensible Space information.
Click here to see if your home is in a high or very high fire zone. Us the binoculars on the left of the page to type in a specific address.
Contact me for information and requirements if you are considering selling or buying a home in San Diego county.