Embers 101: Fires Waiting to Happen

fire with embers

Don’t let embers turn into a disaster! Fireplaces, campfires, and firepits throw off embers, adding a mesmerizing ambiance to an evening. But if you’ve ever had an ember escape your fireplace screen or fly off a campfire onto your skin or clothes, you probably moved faster than you ever thought possible in order to deal […]

Home Hardening Includes Strengthening Exterior Doors

In our previous blog, we talked about how the heat from a fire can break window glass, creating an ember-inviting hole in your home. Another place to be careful about not creating holes is anywhere you have a door leading outside. Doors can have common ground with windows Some doors are a bit like windows […]

Hardening Your Home Means Hardening Windows, Too

If you’ve ever seen a glass-blowing demonstration, you know what the heat in a glass blower’s furnace does to glass. It breaks it down. The same goes for the extreme heat of wildfires. When it comes into contact with glass, it goes right to work on weakening it. So, when hardening your home against fire, […]