Idaho Fire Chiefs Association: 10 tips for protecting your home from fire damage

  • Source: CBS 2 Idaho
  • Published: 11/20/2020 12:00 AM

Fire is a comfortable way to keep warm. It's also dangerous when utilized improperly, and it's incredibly unpredictable when it's burning through forests and wildlands. That's where the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association comes in, with helpful advice to keep your home safe from fires. Protect your roof Keep the top of your house at the top of your mind. There are four different roof classifications in terms of fire resistance. Class A roofs can withstand severe exposure to fire and should be the choice for anyone living in wildland and urban interface areas. Materials on Class A roofs include asphalt fiberglass composition shingles, concrete or clay tiles, brick, slate, fiber-cement products, and metal. Class B is one step down and can withstand moderate exposure to fire. These roofs include fire-retardant pressure-treated shakes and shingles. Class C roofs include plywood and particleboard, and these only protect against light flames. Unrated roofs aren't fire-retardant and are the most vulnerable.


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