How To Harden Your Home | Ask This Old House

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In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva meets with a homeowner and improves her home’s fire resistance with the help of a fire-hardening contractor.

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General contractor Tom Silva learns how a home can be fire-hardened in wildfire-prone areas. Tom meets with an expert specializing in fire hardening to add the proper vents, gutter guards, and screening to protect the home from flying embers.

Where to find it?
Tom partnered with Vulcan Vent [https://www.vulcanvents.com/], a company that specializes in installing fire-safe vents that help prevent wildfire embers from infiltrating more vulnerable parts of the home. As part of the retrofit, Tom saw a gable vent, a foundation vent, a gutter guard, and a deck screen all get installed.

Special assistance was provided by FireStorm [https://firestormfire.com/], New Cal Metals, Inc. [https://newcalmetals.com/], and Vulcan Vent.

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