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The biggest cause of home fires is the smallest one to detect.

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 wreak wildfire havoc.

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 or even hours, 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.

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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-Certified Contractors can retrofit 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


FireStorm Gutter Guards to protect your gutters from debris pileup that can easily ignite


Wildfire Sprinklers to protect your property from flying embers

Prepare your home for the worst.

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. When you work with an Ember-Certified Contractor, you’ll rest easy knowing your home and its contents are as protected as they can be. All of our contractors are vetted and trained to follow our Home Hardening model.

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