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  • Which houses survived wildfire? Often, those built to code

    Which houses survived wildfire? Often, those built to code...

    https://phys.org/news/2019-04-houses...uilt-code.html

    A long, often unsettling read.

    Worst case scenario, your property survives earthquake, but is razed by ensuing neighbourhood fire...

  • #2
    I can think of two things to have

    1) metal roof they do not burn!!!

    2) removal of all vegetation with 50 feet of buildings No fuel no burn !!!!

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    • #3
      remove all tall trees within 100 feet.seeing how they can fall onto the home
      be prepared,be worried,be careful..and watch your 6

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      • #4
        IIRC, the Australian experience with metal roofing was that embers etc often got blown under the eaves, igniting leaf-litter, frame and contents. So, you need seriously fire-proof mesh, too.

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        • #5
          I'm not in a fire prone area, but my roof is just shingles. I've considered purchasing enough of the metal roofing panels to cover the entire thing if SHTF happened. I'd just lay down the strip boards and install the metal roofing right on top of the shingles. Metal roofs are better anyhow in almost all ways. The exceptions being they are noisy in the rain (who cares?) and they attenuate radio signals.. Other than those two minor things, I see them as a big advantage.

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