Home hardening is a critical factor to improve the survivability of structures during wildfires. All homes have vulnerable “point of entry” that must be sealed to avoid hot embers and fire from entering the structure. Home ventilation is essential from an energy saving point of view, however in case of a fire nearby, there is a risk of hot embers finding their way into your attic, basement, garage, etc. Brandguard has patented a unique system to keep embers from entering your house. Our design consists of multiple line of defense:
These three combined technologies, help protecting your home, in case of a wildfire, increasing the survivability ratio of the structures.
Brandguard Vents™ resists the intrusion of flame and embers into your attic through the building’s vents, thus protecting your home from dangerous flying embers created by wildfires.
Standard Vents do not offer any protection against flying embers and fire.
Baffles have long been used in commercial kitchens as a way to prevent stovetop fires. We have redesigned them to help keep flames, dangerous burning embers, and radiant heat out of your home during a wildfire. Baffles provide immediate protection during a wildfire from the very first second of exposure.
Another reason baffles are better is because they provide protection from driving rain, snow, and rodents. Our vents have passed stringent driving rain tests in Hurricane labs in Florida keep heavy driving rain out at even 140mph! Rodents are unable to chew or squeeze through our vents like they do with regular mesh vents, making them an excellent option for pest control!
Brandguard vents are equipped with a propriety material which expands in case of fire. The thermally activated strip, expands up to 30 times its original thickness, sealing off the vent completely. This is an extreme measure, to make sure that fire doesn’t penetrate the attic.
We make Soffit, Undereave, Dormer, Ridge, Gable, Access panels, and Foundation vents. All of our fire vents come in Retrofit and New Construction options.
Brandguard Vents™ can be painted by the installer to match the color of the house. Customized colors can be pre-painted upon request.
Brandguard Vents are available where building material and roofing products are sold. If you need help finding or ordering the product, please contact us directly at (949) 305 8059
Vents provide two important functions. Vents allow for air circulation to reduce the heat in your attic and allow moisture to escape that can lead to moisture degradation issues over time. Embers can easily slip through foundation, roof, or attic vents. Once inside, embers can ignite debris and items stored inside the house. Brandguard Vents stop embers from entering the attic making your home safer.
Hardening your home against wildfire means taking steps to improve the chance of your home and structures withstanding ignition by windblown firebrands and embers. Replacing traditional vents with ember resistant vents is a small step that can make all the difference.
Follow the directives of CAL Fire (www.readyforwildfire.org) which include the use of fire resistant building materials. Brandguard Vents are CAL Fire listed and approved.