Did you know embers are the leading cause of wildfire-related home ignitions?
Embers are small pieces of burning material that can travel by wind and cause spot fires. During a wildfire, embers can travel over a mile ahead of a flame front. Thousands of embers can rain down on your home, and if they come in contact with flammable materials, your home could ignite.
"Home hardening" is the process of preparing your home for wildfire embers by addressing the most vulnerable components and retrofitting them with fire-resistant building materials.
By taking 15 minutes to walk around your home, you can identify its ember vulnerabilities to prepare for and plan home hardening projects.*
*Stay tuned, next week's tip will discuss how to address ember vulnerabilities and make a home hardening project plan!