As the tragic wildfires continue to burn throughout the state of California, implementing fire safety and prevention standards for your home is more important than ever. Bringing your home up to fire code is one of the best ways you can take action, and learning about the specific requirements is the first step.
For one, open-top gutters, with exposed leaves and other debris, pose a fire hazard. That’s why newly constructed homes are required by the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection and the Office of the State Fire Marshall to have gutter protection systems installed on them. Such systems are also required by some counties when a home is getting a new roof. And even if your home isn’t new or you’re not investing in a reroofing project any time soon, having a gutter protection system installed is certainly a good decision to ensure that your home is as fire resistant as possible.
How to Ensure Your Gutter Protection Is Up to the Right Standards
As is the case with many home improvement products, not all gutter protection is created equal. And with something as serious as fire safety, there’s no room to take chances on the bottom-of-the-barrel protection systems. Ordinary gutter screens and covers may not do the trick, as they can simply create a flat shelf on your roof for debris to pile up. That’s not quite what you want, of course, which is why investing in a gutter system with built-in protection makes so much sense. LeafGuard® seamless gutters are a wonderful choice, as they have an innovative design that features a sloped hood that sends leaves and other debris falling to the ground. There will be no buildup within the system nor any debris collection on your roof. That’s the perfect balance.
Work With Byers to Have Gutter Protection Installed on Your Home
If you’re concerned about making your home as fireproof as possible, Byers is the company to call. We can efficiently install a LeafGuard gutter system at your property with the utmost skill, custom-cutting your gutters on-site so that they fit your house precisely. That way, they’ll look great and perform as needed for years to come.
To learn more about California fire safety requirements and how you can ensure that your home meets the proper standards, contact Byers to schedule an appointment today. We would be happy to help answer any questions you may have.