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East Village Home Damaged by Flying Embers?

7/25/2023 (Permalink)

Embers from an outdoor fire fill the night sky. We restore fire damage 24 hours a day in San Diego County.

Our local San Diego City, South West team is a trusted leader in fire damage remediation services in East Village. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), explains that windblown embers can travel up to five miles ahead of a burning fire. Here are some tips from the NFPA for preventing windblown embers from entering attics and crawl spaces through vents:

Inlet Vents

Gable end vents and other vent openings are vulnerable to windblown embers when the face of the vent is perpendicular to the wind flow, while embers are less likely to pass through vents with a face that is parallel to the wind flow. Therefore, soffit eave construction is preferred to open eaves.

Outlet Vents

Opt for a ridge that is rated to resist wind-driven rain. These vents have an external baffle at the vent inlet.

Turbine Vents

Turbine vents also help keep embers out, but you should attach a piece of 1/8-inch mesh to the bottom of the roof sheathing at the opening for the vent.

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When your home or commercial business in East Village has fire damage, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

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