Chimney to Eaves


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  • Assure that all chimneys are properly screened with 1/2 inch wire mesh.
  • Install fire resistant roof material with at least a Class A roof.
  • Maintain roof free of all pine needles and leaves.
  • Check roof vents to assure openings are screened with 1/8 inch wire mesh and/or non-ember intrusion vents.
  • Rain gutters should be constructed of material that have a minimum flame spread classification of 0-25 (Class 1) as determined by the 2007 California Building Code Standard 8-1.
  • Install metallic cover over rain gutters or maintain rain gutters free of pine needles and leaves.
  • Remove dead branches from trees that overhang the structure.