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Keep your deck functional, not flammable

Blog Post created by RYAN QUINN Employee on Feb 6, 2013

PorchThat beautiful redwood deck that you relax on during the summer can be a hazard when wildfire strikes. In the Home Ignition Zone, decks pose a threat to the safety of your home, but Steve Quarles, a senior scientist at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center offers tips for making sure your deck is Firewise and non-combustible. In our winter 2012 How-To newsletter, Quarles discusses the appropriate materials to keep in mind when constructing, retrofitting, or maintaining decks. 

Visit the newsletter and read his full Q&A to read his helpful guidelines for making the best choices to protect your home from wildfire.

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