Invented by a Southern California Fireman in 2007, Brandguard Vents continues to spread the word about its fire and ember resistant attic vent products. Nearly every home has attic vents. The recent California wildfires have proven again that tiny embers enter a home through the attic vents and ignite the attic insulation on fire. Despite popular belief, even fine mesh cannot keep them out. About 80% of homes burn due to ember penetration.
Brandguard Vents was created after its firefighter inventor, Brent Berkompas, saw firsthand how embers get blown into vents and start the attic on fire. Once the attic is on fire, it is nearly impossible for firemen to save the home. Brandguard Vents feature a patented overlapping baffle design that acts like a heat sink to resist the intrusion of flames, embers, and radiant heat during a wildfire. Brandguard Vents can be retrofitted onto existing homes or put in during the new construction phase.
While much is being done to make building codes stricter in California and other fire prone western states, existing homes must also be protected. Homeowners interested in a free retrofit estimate can contact Brandguard Vents directly through their website www.brandguardvents.com or by calling 949-294-5428.
By retrofitting, homeowners will decrease the chances of their home burning from a wildfire and increase their chances of receiving or maintaining insurance coverage. Some insurance companies will even offer a discount after a Brandguard retrofit. Even though Brandguard Vents have been installed in thousands of homes, it’s just a tiny dent in the more than 6 million California homes that currently sit in Wildland Urban Interface/ Red Zone areas that are most at risk to wildfires. More work needs to be done to communicate the need for these and other fire-resistant products. Brandguard Vents will be there every step of the way.
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