Calif. city grants extension for homeowners to replace wood roofs

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Burbank, Calif., residents who have yet to comply with an ordinance passed 20 years ago requiring them to remove their wood roofs are getting a two-year reprieve.

March 22, 2012

Burbank, Calif., residents who have yet to comply with an ordinance passed 20 years ago requiring them to remove their wood roofs are getting a two-year reprieve. Those with a “roof-over”—a wood shingle or shake roof covered by another type of roofing material—will get an eight-year reprieve. The law was enacted to reduce the risk of fire.

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