During a wildfire, embers can blow from over a mile away, landing on your roof, accumulating at the base of your walls, and entering your house through the vents, deck and the sides of your house. Ember showers ignite homes more frequently than direct contact with flames.
As this video demonstrates, hardening your home can help your home survive ember showers. The Wildfire Partners assessment report includes specific mitigation requirements and recommendations for performing home retrofit work.
The photo gallery provides examples of how to retrofit your home in ways that are effective and aesthetically pleasing. Not only will your home be safer against the threat of wildfire, but it can look attractive as well.