Making your home more fire-resistant
Winn Wittman Architecture, Austin TX
We are all concerned about the wildfires currently blazing in central Texas and around the nation. Just yesterday I toured some homes in Spicewood, TX that were damaged and saw, first-hand, the fury of these fires. I also noticed that some homes were devastated, while others, next door, were spared. Although the spread of fire is sometimes beyond our control, there are some steps we can take to make our homes safer; I’d like to share some strategies you can use to make your existing or new home more resistant to wild fires.
In a wildfire, the air is super-heated and embers are floating around and ready to ignite any combustible material they come in contact with.