Home Hardening 101

What the heck is home hardening?

The idea of home hardening usually conjures images of completely residing your house with non-flammable material, replacing windows with double pane windows, or installing a new non-flammable roof—all outside of the budget for most of us.

Resources to explore….

There are many great resources to help you prioritize your home-hardening efforts to tackle things that make the biggest difference. Here are just a few:

Read here to find the 5 least expensive home hardening projects

A homeowners guide from Fire Safe Sonoma Living with Fire

A short video: NFPA Structural Hardening by Dr. Jack Cohen (13 min.)

Calfire’s Low-Cost Retrofit list