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Wildfires are a risk throughout the U.S. and pose a significant threat to buildings and lives in wildfire- prone areas. As more and more businesses expand into the wildland-urban interface—or WUI, a term used to designate wildfire-prone areas where homes and businesses are also located—the wildfire risk to businesses will also grow. In this environment,... Continue Reading
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To address the unique risks facing property owners nationwide, IBHS offers a series of free regional wildfire retrofit guides that include a risk assessment checklist and a cost estimator to help home and business owners prioritize necessary retrofit projects.

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Each year, hundreds of homes are destroyed by wildfires. The IBHS Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist is a tool to help you determine how vulnerable your home and its surroundings are to damage. The assessment and checklist cover the areas of your home most vulnerable to wildfire. Use the tool’s cost estimator to prioritize projects you can do now, and plan your home improvement budget.

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Reduce the risk of fire damage to your home by assessing your roofing material and then take steps to improve the fire resistance of your roof. To help prevent fire damage to your roof, you should first assess your roofing material to determine your risk. If necessary, consider replacing your roof using fire resistant roofing material. If your roof has reached the end of its service life, it should be replaced. IBHS recommends hiring a professional roofing contractor to replace or repair your roof covering.

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