Building Science Resource Library

The Building Science Resource Library contains all of FEMA’s hazard-specific guidance that focuses on creating hazard-resistant communities.

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FEMA P-737, The Gutters and Downspouts Technical Fact Sheet #9

The Gutters and Downspouts Technical Fact Sheet provides guidance about installing fire-resistant gutters and downspouts to reduce the potential for damage to homes and other buildings from wildfires. Guidance pertains to both new and existing buildings. Note: this is an excerpt from FEMA P-737, Home Builder's Guide to Construction in Wildfire Zones (released in September 2008). This content needs to be verified by an Authority Having Jurisdiction to align with current local codes and building standards.