California SB-721 was written and enacted to add a new level of public safety to balconies, decks, and other external, elevated elements. Under the law, owners must schedule regular and exacting inspections for any building with three or more multi-family dwelling units. This bill excludes condos (covered under SB 326), developments, and apartment complexes. However, […]
The Diamorph Group – Protecting your people, assets and processes for over 100 years. Diamorph Group are thrilled to unveil a fresh new rebrand, to ensure our colleagues and customers receive the very best communication and collaboration! The Diamorph Group consists of brands that are well known for their material science innovation and proven performance […]
Commissioner Lara enforces nation’s first wildfire safety regulation to help drive down cost of insurance
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will enforce the new insurance pricing regulation he wrote recognizing and rewarding wildfire safety and mitigation efforts made by homeowners and businesses. Commissioner Lara’s regulation is the first in the nation requiring insurance companies to provide discounts to consumers under the Safer from Wildfires framework created by the California […]
Canada has recently issued a NEW National Guide for Wildland Urban Interface areas. Under the new Canadian guidelines “Service Openings and Vents Openings required for soffit venting or the ventilation of roof spaces should be enclosed by materials tested using ASTM E2886”. Brandguard Vents are ASTM E2886 tested and approved, so Canadian homeowners, home builders, […]
Brandguard Vents is proud to be recognized by major insurance companies. Call your agent today and ask if your insurance offers a discount on your homeowners policy if you install fire-rated Vents. Watch the “Wildfire Readiness Ember Resistant Venting” video posted by AIG insurance for more information.
NEW Balcony Inspection Vent designed to comply with California Senate Bill 721 and Senate Bill 326 BRANDGUARD Vents are WUI compliant (Ember/Fire stopping), easy to open (see video), and easy to install. Our patented design offers unique advantages: maintenance free, paintable to match the balcony color, periodical mandatory balcony inspections without damages to the stucco, […]
TENMAT is excited to officially announce its acquisition of California based Brandguard Vents, a leading supplier of wildfire rated vents, which protect against direct ingress of wildfire embers and flames into buildings. Brandguard Vents were invented in 2003 by Brent Berkompas while working as a firefighter for the City of San Bernardino, California. Since then […]
Firefighter Brent Berkompas tells how and why he founded this company to develop flame and ember resistant vents to protect homes from wildfires.
Testing shows how flame- and ember-resistant Brandguard Vents are superior to conventional vents, and thereby able to meet the new California Building Code. View a side-by-side comparison for help with your switch to new soffit, foundation, dormer, eave, gable, balcony, or roof vents today!
Brandguard Vents featured on the evening news as a key reason why some houses survive wildfires while other houses do not.