If you live in an area prone to frequent wildfires, fire mitigation should be a priority for you, because it minimizes potential catastrophic damage.
Fire mitigation refers to a proactive approach to create a safe area around a house and modify the construction in order to make it as fire-proof as possible. The defensible space is created by removing or modifying the surrounding vegetation, to reduce the intensity of wildfires and prevent them from spreading. Additional measures taken into account include reconsidering the size and the shape of the house, the construction materials it is made from (replacing combustible materials, such as wood and plastic, with non-combustible materials: natural stones, brick, concrete or metal) and the slope of the ground.
If it sounds complicated, do not worry. There are wildfire mitigation companies out there that can develop an effective management plan to increase the protection of your property.
When you choose such a company, make sure to consider these 3 things: