This week, FIRESafe MARIN will provide a simple, 7 day guide to improving your home and family's wildfire preparedness with simple, easy, inexpensive tips.Day 1: Clean Your Roof and Rain Gutters!
The single most effective step you can take to protect your home TODAY is to clean all leaves, needles, and debris from your roof and rain gutters! The most vulnerable part of your home is typically the roof. Although Class "A" roof construction, required in most Marin jurisdictions for nearly 20 years, is more resistant to fire, even a small handful of leaves or needles can ignite your "fire resistant" roofing. Fire inspectors find that most homeowners do not properly maintain their roofs, leaving Marin's neighborhoods vulnerable to wildfires.