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Is Your Home Prepared for a Wildfire?

Find out with an evaluation.

Is Your Home Prepared for a Wildfire?

Find out with an evaluation.

BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST, BUT KNOW THAT EMBER DEFENSE WILL PROTECT YOUR HOME BEST.

When it comes to protecting your home from fire, you want the whole package. At Ember Defense, the main thing we provide to homeowners is a peace of mind. We make sure your home is ready to defend itself in the face of fire. 

Take Home Protection
Into your own hands

If you live in one of these states, it is important to harden your home and property from the risk of fire. Even though wildland firefighters are good at what they do, and firefighting is the best it’s ever been, protecting your home with what you can control is the best way to make sure your house stays standing long after the fire. By putting prevention barriers in place, you can help save your home from being destroyed.

map listing states at risk of larg efires

Protecting your home starts with defense. 

STEP 1

First, we come to your home to evaluate the risks of your entire property. We assess your defensible space and make recommendations based on industry standards. Every property is different and has its own unique wildfire risks so we walk with the homeowner to ensure it’s understood. This is also a great time to address any concerns and questions.

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STEP 2

During the onsite evaluation, we will review your home’s vents, gutters, roof, siding, fences, decks, and windows, etc., as well as a defensible space review of 0-5', 5-30', and 30-100' zones including all of your landscaping. You will receive a full report with pictures and site recommendations, plus backup research, and information on wildfire and home hardening. We will also provide you with a quote on fire- and ember-proof vents, gutter guards (as needed), and external sprinkler systems (as needed).

STEP 3

Our Installation team will come to your home and install Vulcan Vents that are retrofitted to replace your current foundation, eave, attic, or roof vents. Depending on your needs, we will also install Valor Gutter Guards that will last and protect this weak point on the home from the buildup of dry debris where embers often land and ignite. We also offer other products for homeowners such as barricade fire gel and WASP sprinklers that can be shipped directly to your home.

SIGN UP FOR AN EVALUATION

Sign Up for an Evaluation

We will evaluate your home’s roof, siding, windows, fences, vents and gutters for potential fire dangers. While onsite we will take measurements to retrofit your home with ember and fire-resistant Vulcan Vents and metal Valor Gutter Guards. We will also give other suggestions that many homeowners may overlook. Even the smallest of details could save your home.

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brian prada
brian prada
October 21, 2020.
Verified
I hired Ember Defense to retrofit our foundation vents with Vulcan Vents and to protect our gutters with Valor Gutter Guards in order to harden our home against wildland fire, and I’m very pleased that I did. I am a perfectionist with an education in construction, so I was concerned that the new vents would alter our home’s aesthetic, and I was worried that installation of the new gutter guards would adversely impact our roofing system. My fears were completely unwarranted. Devan and his crew were terrific. Their solutions to my problems were customized according to my needs. They communicated well with me and among themselves. They were thorough, attentive, careful, and neat from start to finish. I now have more confidence in our home’s ability to resist threats from wildland fire, and I enthusiastically recommend their work to anyone seeking the same.
Arnold Gelb
Arnold Gelb
September 2, 2020.
Verified
The quote was reasonably priced, especially for custom foundation and gable Vulcan vents to retrofit an older home plus gutter sprinklers. The crew was outstanding. Their work was done on schedule and was of high quality with attention to detail in making the painting blend in. Specific recommendations were also made so our gardner could improve the fire safety of the property. My brother-in-law has engaged Ember Defense, too.
Jessica Hamrick
Jessica Hamrick
April 2, 2020.
Verified
I live in a high fire danger community and have had a wonderful experience dealing with Ember Defense. This is an excellent group of guys that genuinely care about better protecting your home. They worked with me to prioritize things to harden my home based on what we could afford at the time. Adam and Devon are extremely responsive to any questions along the way - really whole team has been lovely to work with.
skip morris
skip morris
January 26, 2020.
Verified
Early last year we bought a large suburban home in Fairfield CA which backs up to thousands of acres of open space, a view to die for, and possibly from; the house is downwind of the seasonal Diablo winds, and my concern was that embers would enter the otherwise fire-resistant house thru the vents, as I had seen them do so often in Southern California. My research led me to Vulcan Vents, which recommended Adam Iveson's aptly named Ember Defense LLC out of Reno to do the installation. Our experience could not have been better. We got a more than fair bid, and the installation was timely with no issues bcuz they thought of everything and anticipated our needs. We also benefited from Adam's advice about how to eliminate flammable plantings and maintain our yard to reduce fire risk. Fortunately our area did not burn last year, but we will always have that risk when the winds rise, and we now feel as prepared as possible. Thanks, Adam!
JParton3rd
JParton3rd
October 16, 2019.
Verified
Ember Defense was very easy to work with. They arrived when they said they would and got their work (in our case ember screens for all vents) done efficiently and thoroughly. They cleaned up after themselves and left very satisfied customers. We recommend them highly.
Carrie S
Carrie S
September 17, 2019.
Verified
In August Ember Defense installed 45 vulcan vent screens at our home - all custom as our home is older and eave/basement air penetrations were not standard size. This team is professional and deliver the product they sell on time and with little hassle. As part of their bid process they provide a thorough Defensible Space survey of the house and property and then credit the cost of the inspection to your if you proceed. They really got the ball rolling for us and our home is much more protected than ever. Highly recommend.
Julie Lovejoy
Julie Lovejoy
September 8, 2019.
Verified
Living in Ojai, we had a very close call during the Thomas Fires in 2017. Afterwards, we were looking at photos of houses that survived the simultaneous firestorm in Paradise, CA. Mature trees standing like black sticks completely surrounding a pristine house that wasn’t even touched by fire. How was this possible? A little research showed it was due to Vulcan Vents that prevented embers from entering the attic. We contacted Vulcan and they pointed us to a company called Ember Defense. Adam and Devan came out to the house and carefully surveyed the property. They arrived on time and were a delight to work with. We had a thousand questions in the weeks after he left and he answered every one of them thoroughly and with no pressure to actually purchase. A year later we chose them over all the other companies offering various products. As a college professor, I give them these overall marks: Integrity: A+ Timeliness: A+ Lack of sales pressure: AAA+++ I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Julie Lovejoy
Patricia Egan
Patricia Egan
September 6, 2019.
Verified
The 2017 and 2018 wildfires in my area brought defensible space to the forefront of priorities. I did a good deal of research into products, costs, and what would be good for my property. I also discussed my plans with my insurance broker, who had handled some serious claims. Adam Iveson and his team at Ember Defense provided timely information, quotes, and service. The entire process, from inquiry to delivery and follow up, has been entirely professional. My family and I believe that working with Ember Defense has been a very worthwhile investment in defensible space.
Beth Rabuczewski
Beth Rabuczewski
August 1, 2019.
Verified
Ember defense just installed 40 new Vulcan vents on my 1960's era home. These guys know their stuff. Call for a consultation and they will credit the fee toward work done on the house. Fabulous experience - reliable, good communication, fairly priced. Give these guys a call if you are interested in increasing the fire resistance of your property.
Darren Cooke
Darren Cooke
July 26, 2019.
Verified
Our insurance company required us to install Vulcan fire vents. Ember Defense made the entire process painless. Great guys, amazing customer service, and fast custom order turn around. They also gave us fire safety advice for our yard. I highly recommend them!