The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County states, "Surfaces within 10 feet of your home, like decks and patios, should be built with ignition-resistant, non-combustible, or other approved materials." Links to the Fire Safe Council website: hardening your home and defensible space zones
Here's a recommendation from Ready Nevada County, Create a Fire Resistant Home: "Construct your deck with materials like metal or ignition-resistant lumber/composites." read more
The California Insurance Commissioner has called for insurance companies to support home hardening and community mitigation safety efforts during Wildfire Awareness Month (May 2021). Some companies are beginning to offer discounts and incentives for resilience and prevention measures, including the use of ignition-resistant building materials to lower risk and avoid wildfire losses. read more
Read about the advantages of cold-formed steel (CFS), the non-combustible building material for EvolvedDecks™ steel deck frames.
Learn more about EvolvedDecks™ and home hardening ~ see article, below.
“During a wildfire, it’s like having a wick outside your house if you have a wood deck.”