So far this year, California has seen some of its largest, most destructive wildfires yet. With nearly 160,000 acres being burned in total, evacuations were made, hazardous air quality alerts were issued, and lives were lost. And while some wildfires are still burning, there have been 6,190 fires recorded in 2019 according to Cal Fire and US Forest Service. The most recent fires, including the Maria Fire and Easy Fire in Ventura County and the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, have covered more than 77,000 acres, threated and destroyed more than 3,000 structures, and required the evacuations of thousands of Californians. With California always under the threat of wildfires, Carport Central wants to help in every way we can and let you know more about how you can avoid these damages with one of our reliable steel buildings.
Wildfires are uncontrolled blazes of fire that can burn through hundreds of acres of land and destroy everything in their path within a matter of minutes. They are caused by a variety of weather conditions, dry underbrush, and wind, but more than 90% of wildfires in the United States have occurred because of humans. There have been more than 9 million acres of United States land destroyed due to wildfires, the number growing quickly throughout the years. And in addition to destroying thousands of acres of land, these blazing infernos are also known for destroying homes, businesses, and the lives of families across the country.
Since taking the office early in 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom has been proactive about taking control of the ongoing wildfire issue. He issued a 12-month State of Emergency to increase the awareness of forest management projects that will help protect 200 of California’s communities. But here at Carport Central, we offer a perfect solution to increase the protection of your property from wildfires – a prefab metal building.
These steel buildings are made with the highest-quality, heavy-duty steel framing. During manufacturing, each component undergoes a galvanization process where they are dipped in a hot zinc coating to provide better protection against Mother Nature and her brutal forces. And in addition to their durability and strength, these structures have many more benefits to offer, including the following:
According to FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, there are four factors that will affect the probability of your building surviving a wildfire, these include the topography and weather of your area, defensible space, building envelope, and community infrastructure. You can read more about these factors below.
Here at Carport Central, we always have our customers best interest in mind, no matter what your needs or budget may be. And with wildfires posing a constant threat to our dedicated customers in California, we want to provide a helping hand with keeping your property protected year-round. By investing in one of our metal buildings, you can have peace of mind knowing your belongings will be safe and secure during a wildfire. Just contact one of our sales representatives today at (980) 321-9898 or visit our website to find out more about our California steel structures.