New state building codes include new wildland fire standards |

New state building codes include new wildland fire standards

California’s new building codes take effect at the first of the year, and will include wildland-urban interface building standards to help eliminated weak spots in home construction.

Those weak spots targeted allow fire, heat, and embers to enter a building, a culprit in structure loss during wildfires when embers fly more than a mile from a burn.

Some of the new requirements will include fire-resistive siding, tempered glass windows, the prohibition of eave vents, fire-resistive deck surfaces, class A roofs, and vegetation requirements.

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