How to reduce the vulnerability of skylights
- Remove vegetative debris from the roof, including on and adjacent to skylights, on a regular basis.
- On sloped roofs, glass skylights are the best choice because of increased likelihood of exposure to radiant heat.
- If the skylight can open, close it when wildfire is threatening to prevent embers from entering the home. Consider adding a 1/16-inch noncombustible corrosion resistant-metal mesh screening to reduce ember intrusion into the home in case the skylight cannot be closed before evacuation.