Protecting Decks from Wildfires: Attached Deck (short version)

Decks are used for many family and social activities. A deck that is attached to a home can threaten the home if ignited by the wildfire. Once ignited, a burning deck can threaten your home by breaking glass in window or sliding glass doors, igniting your siding and burning into house, and by flames spreading vertically and laterally up the siding into the area under the eave and entering the attic.

Minimizing the chance that a deck will ignite, and if it should it ignite, minimizing the chance that fire can spread to your home is an important part of hardening your home against wildfire. In this video how your deck can be ignited during a wildfire will be reviewed, as will actions you can take to make your new or existing deck less vulnerable.