Liable for Compliance with SB326 Inspection

  SB326, also known as the Balcony Safety Bill, is a legislative mandate designed to ensure the safety and structural strength of balconies and other elevated exterior elements in multi-family residential buildings in California. This is why understanding liability for compliance with SB326 is crucial for property owners and managers in California. A licensed architect … Read more

Penalties of Non-Compliance with SB721 Inspection

For property owners and managers in California, adhering to building safety codes is crucial for the safety and well-being of residents. SB721, which addresses the maintenance of balconies and decks, is a critical regulation in this context. Enacted on January 1, 2019, this legislation specifically applies to multi-family buildings with three or more units. The … Read more

Wildland Urban Interface California

The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) in California is a zone of transition between wilderness and land developed by human activity. As the Golden State is moving towards urbanization, the expansion into these areas has increased the risk of wildfires impacting more communities. Today, more than 11 million Californians live in the WUI. This population surge … Read more

Harden Your Home

Spring, with its renewal of life and nature, also brings an increased risk of wildfires in many regions of the US, especially in California. But have you ever considered that this season of growth and renewal is also the perfect time to safeguard your home from the threat of wildfires?  Well, probably not, but this … Read more

Fire Safety Strategies for Homeowners

Living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area comes with its unique challenges, particularly the heightened risk of wildfires. As a homeowner in such regions, it’s crucial to adopt comprehensive fire safety strategies to protect your assets and family.  Surprisingly, the U.S. Fire Administration reports that over 60,000 communities in the United States are at … Read more

Homeowners Insurance Challenges

Wildfires present a significant danger to residences and communities worldwide, especially in regions like California, where the risk of wildfires is high. While home insurance is essential for homeowners, obtaining sufficient coverage can be difficult in wildfire-prone areas.  But why is home insurance needed? Well, according to CAL FIRE, California experienced over 5,196 structures damaged … Read more

Warning Signs of Wildfires That Could Soon Start in California..webp

Wildfires, also known as bushfires or forest fires, are ranked among the leading causes of ecological disturbances on Earth. In California, in particular, these wildfires are more frequent and cause significant losses to several properties. According to CAL FIRE, California has experienced over 1350 destroyed or damaged properties.  This stat highlights the importance of warning … Read more

Soffit Eave Vent

Your attic’s temperature can significantly impact your home’s overall comfort and energy efficiency. If you’ve ever experienced an excessively hot attic, you know how it can affect your living spaces and energy bills. One of the prime reasons for higher attic temperatures is wildfire. As of the end of January 2024, according to CAL FIRE, … Read more

Soffit Vents

Balconies are a common feature in buildings where people can enjoy the outdoors. But, there’s a concern about their safety, leading to laws that require balcony inspections. There are many potential risks associated with water accumulation within unvented balcony soffits, as it may cause harm to the interior wooden structural elements and could ultimately result … Read more

California Home Insurance Crisis

Recent wildfires in California led to a home insurance crisis, making Governor Gavin Newsom call for “prompt regulatory action” in September 2023. Yet, doubts surround the Department of Insurance’s solutions, creating uncertainty for homeowners. In this uncertain scenario, people face the challenge of dealing with wildfire threats and insurance complexities, yearning for clarity. This blog … Read more