Is Your Home Prepared for a Wildfire?
Ember Defense Home-Hardening Package
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. Here’s what we do:
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.
Next, we do a full home-hardening evaluation. We will evaluate assess your home’s roof, siding, and windows for potential fire dangers. We take measurements to retrofit your home with ember and fire-resistant vents (Vulcan Vents), metal gutter guards (Valor Gutter Guards), and an external sprinkling system if necessary. We install Vulcan Vents to existing vents in your attic and crawlspace at the base of your home and Valor Gutter Guards all around your roof’s edge. Then, if desired and needed, we add customized exterior sprinklers to protect the most vulnerable areas around your home.
Finally, we act as consultants regarding home insurance. Coverage can be confusing and insurance companies can decide on a whim whether or not to cover your home. Do you know what you are covered for? If your home does burn, what will be the cost to rebuild? Are you underinsured as a policyholder? What do you do if you received a non-renewal insurance notice?
These are all questions that are better asked before disaster hits. We work with a local broker that specializes in fire insurance. No matter the brand of home insurance you have or prefer, we can evaluate your coverage and suggest updates where we see fit.
We know fire at Ember Defense. We know how it works, and what happens in the aftermath. Most importantly, we know how to protect your home in the first place.
When you hire Ember Defense, we make sure your home is ready to protect itself from fast-moving flames and the fire’s deadly rainstorm of embers.
Active wildfires move swiftly, and the most dangerous part is actually the smallest. Large flames roaring through a neighborhood seem like the most deadly. They are definitely the most dramatic. But the more threatening part of the fire is silent and often about the size of a dime. The most common culprits of home fires are what come before the flames- the embers.
Embers can travel over two miles ahead of the actual fire which means your home can ignite even when flames aren’t present. They can be as small as a pinhead or as large as a flying piece of plyboard. No matter the size, a single ember can burn your house down. Ember showers can rain on homes for minutes, piling up around the property and blowing into vents. They can settle under eaves, under decks, in your gutters, and get stuck in roof corners, igniting your home from the inside out.
90% of homes that burn in a wildfire are ignited by embers alone. In the event of a wildfire, it is important to protect your home from all entry-points.
Ember Defense retrofits your home with the best fire and ember-resistant products in the industry including:
- Vulcan Vents to prevent embers and flames from entering your attic and crawlspace
- Valor Gutter Guards to protect your gutters from debris pileup that can easily ignite
- External Sprinkler Systems that activate once fire hits and continuously spray water over vulnerable areas around the home long after you’ve evacuated
Ember Defense will help you prepare your home for the worst and be a valuable resource in the aftermath.
The threat of wildfires in residential areas across the United States is getting more real every year. That’s why we dedicate so much time, research, and technology into creating wildfire defense systems that deliver peace of mind. With the Ember Defense package, you’ll rest easy knowing your home and its contents are as protected as they can be - even after evacuation orders and before wildfire response.
Protecting your home starts with defense.
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.
Be prepared for the worst, but know Ember Defense will get you the best, and most complete, fire protection.
Fires are scary. They move fast with the help of dangerous embers and before you know it, your entire street is engulfed in flames. It’s time for all of us to take precautions into our own hands. By making sure our homes are prepared for the dangers of wildfires, we can focus on having evacuation plans. Focusing on saving family, pets, and important documents is most important during a fire.
Make sure everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. That means having a plan in place and supplies ready to go. As you evacuate and make your way to safety, you can rest assured that your home has the best wildfire defense system in place thanks to Ember Defense.
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