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.

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