Wildfires can spread quickly and unpredictably, leading to widespread destruction and devastation. They don’t appear out of nowhere, however. Three things are needed to ignite and sustain any fire: oxygen, heat, and fuel.
In the case of wildfires, several key environmental conditions provide an opportunity for these three things to come together. Understanding the factors that can lead to deadly wildfires can help you recognize the signs that one may be on the horizon.
Wildfires aren’t impossible in cooler temperatures, but they’re much more likely to grow and spread quickly when temperatures are higher. That’s because less energy is needed to bring vegetation and structures to their ignition temperature.
Wildfires are less intense when there’s a lot of moisture in the air or high humidity. Low humidity allows wildfires to spread faster because there’s less moisture in the air and less moisture in vegetation.
Low Soil & Vegetation Moisture
The combination of higher temperatures and low humidity has an overall drying effect on plants, trees, and other vegetation. This makes them more flammable and a more potent fuel for a wildfire.
The presence and intensity of wind have a major effect on how fast and well a wildfire can spread. Strong winds add oxygen to fuel wildfires and carry sparks, which can cause a wildfire to grow and spread rapidly.
Dry lightning or dry thunderstorms refer to lightning that occurs without rain in the vicinity, which is extremely dangerous and is a significant contributing factor to wildfires. This weather phenomenon most often happens in deserts and other low-humidity areas.
Protect Your Home With Fire-Rated Vents
Brandguard Vents offers fire-rated vents that keep wind-blown embers from wildfires out of your home. Our products are strong, sturdy, and guaranteed for 20 years. They’re also available in both standard and custom sizes. We sell and install:
- Soffit vents
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Our expert team can help you determine which products are right for your home.
Why Choose Brandguard Vents?
For 0ver 20 years, Brandguard Vents has been manufacturing, selling, and installing ember-resistant vents for homes across California. Our goal is to provide excellent products and an unmatched customer experience from start to finish.
Our advanced solutions will improve your defense against wildfires and provide peace of mind when you need it most.
Learn more about Brandguard Vents’ services and products by calling our expert team at 949-305-8059 today.