Windows and Skylights
Heat from a wildfire can cause windows to break even before the home is on fire. This allows embers to enter and start fires inside the home. Single-paned and large windows are particularly vulnerable.
- Install dual-paned windows with one pane of tempered glass to reduce the chance of breakage in a fire.
- Install window screens. Both plastic-clad fiberglass and metal screening will reduce radiant exposure to the glass and protect against ember entry, but neither will protect against flames.
- Know your local conditions and consider limiting the size and number of windows that face large areas of vegetation or the direction a wildfire would most likely be coming from.