With the ever-increasing risk of wildfires in California, it is important for home and business owners to protect their property. This means doing whatever it takes to lower the risk of fire damage and destruction. One way to do this is with fireproof fencing, which can reduce potential building ignitions.
Typically, people think of fences as a way to keep things out of your property. This can also be true with wildfires – if you are using the correct material. The best non-combustible material for your fireproof fencing is concrete, stone or masonry. The most combustible fencing material includes wood and plastic. Metal can fall somewhere between combustible and noncombustible. You should also avoid fences with gaps; embers can get trapped in the gaps and ignite the fence.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety recommends placing noncombustible fencing within five feet of a building; never connect the fence directly to your structure. This area is known as the noncombustible zone and can help reduce the likelihood of embers igniting other materials close to the building, such as mulch or grass. This can prevent your home or business from burning and spreading the fire.
When you install fireproof fencing, you are reducing the amount of material that burns in a fire, including the fencing itself, the surrounding materials, and your home or business. You should always do your due diligence to clear combustible debris and vegetation from your fireproof fence to prevent ignition. This can include mulch, tall grass, leaves, twigs, and more.
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