Although the temperatures are low and snow piles are high this time of year in La Crescent, WI, February is the perfect time to start looking ahead for your spring or summer building plans!

If you’re planning to build a home in 2018, you’re likely already thinking about a lot of different elements of your structure. But have you considered how to effectively protect your new home from fire damage?

Oftentimes, the best way to mitigate a fire is to prepare before the fire begins. Let’s take a look at how to best prepare your new home!

Roofing: Consider investing in a roofing material that is fireproof or fire resistant. These may include ceramic tile, slate, or types of metal roofing. These will help protect your home from top to bottom!

Walls: Make certain that all wall coverings are fireproof. Some examples of these might be concrete covering, stucco, masonry, or fiber cement panels. Metal may also be a good option to protect the walls of your home from fire damage or future mitigation.

Eaves: Consider building a home that doesn’t have any overhangs, which may easily catch on fire and cause it to rise within your home. If you do have eaves or overhangs, use a stucco or plaster to prevent stray embers from alighting inside your house.

Windows: Using a triple glazed window is a safer option than a single glazed window, as it better protects you and your family from fire. Additionally, make sure that all of your windows are framed in metal materials!

When it comes to building a new home in La Crescent, WI, make certain to take the correct steps when preventing fire. Often, the best mitigation tactic is to prepare for a fire before it can even begin!

Already suffering the effects of fire damage? Fortunately, the folks at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration understand exactly how to assist you and your family. Give us a call for all your fire damage mitigation needs today!