Senate Bill 721 requires property owners to get regular, stringent inspections of their external elevated elements, including balconies. The law applies to buildings with three or more multi-family dwelling units, although there are some exceptions.
Under the law, property owners must have a qualified professional inspect their wood-framed external elevated structures; the inspections must be completed by January 1, 2025. Once completed, inspections must then be done every six years. Property owners who had an inspection done three years prior to 2019 do not need to have another one performed until after the January 1, 2025 deadline.
Senate Bill 326 took effect January 1, 2020, and accomplishes three main objectives:
While no home is entirely fireproof, certain precautions can mitigate the risk of damage from wildfires.
Brandguard’s new, removable, 1hr fire-rated balcony inspection vents, make it possible to avoid costly repair work caused by regular inspections.
The standard removable vents are 4″ wide, with a standard length of 60 inches. Custom widths and lengths are available upon request. Typical installation flanges are nail flange front (FF) and stucco flange (PG). Custom installation flanges are also available upon request.
Both versions come with 30-year warranties and have overlapping baffle protection that directs airflow to help prevent rot and resists flame, ember, and radiant heat intrusion.
Brandguard Vents are easy to install, retrofit, and paint. They’re available in custom colors, various materials, and custom sizes. We also offer installation services for all our ember-resistant vents for California homes.
Contact us today to learn more.