How to reduce the vulnerability of rain gutters
- Remove vegetative debris from gutters on a regular basis during fire season.
- Install a noncombustible and corrosion-resistant metal drip edge to provide protection for the combustible components (i.e., sheathing and fascia) at the edge of your roof.
- Use a noncombustible gutter cover to minimize accumulation of debris in the gutter. Some gutter covers result in accumulation of debris on the roof behind the gutter, so these will still require routine maintenance.