Wood Roofs are a $6 Billion Wildfire Problem

July 18, 2022 7:49 pm

Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/wood-shingle-roof-adobestock-235935704-by-pantira-sm.jpg?itok=nU7ybKNK

Millions of Americans living in wildfire-prone areas have homes that are not constructed with wildfire in mind. Roofs are highly vulnerable to wildfire due to their large surface area and potential for embers to accumulate. Understanding how many vulnerable roofs exist in wildfire-prone areas can illuminate the scale and cost of home retrofits needed to help communities adapt to wildfires.

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