If you live in Santa Rosa or Sonoma County, you’re familiar with the potential of flying wildfire embers and the fire risks it means for your home during fire seasons.

To help prevent the damage airborne embers cause, we are excited to offer Vulcan Vents to our clients. Vulcan Vents offer an additional level of fire safety to your home and loved ones.

Here’s how Vulcan Vents work.

Fire Protection x3

The unique design gives you 3x the protection from flying embers and heat.

Vulcan Vents are designed not only to allow for better airflow but combine three layers of protection against even the smallest of embers.

Mesh Screen

The back layer is made of a strong, stainless steel mesh screen which works to continuously blocks embers.

Because flying embers can reach your home long before a wildfire, the mesh screen is a key feature which catches the embers before they get inside, ignite, and potentially start a home fire.

Intumescent Honeycomb Coating

This middle layer is the one that allows air to flow freely through the vent. Once high heat is detected, it reacts by sensing the heat, swells shut and acts as a fire wall. This fire wall prevents heat and flames from getting inside your home.

Mesh Rodent Screen

Where there are vents, there’s an opportunity for rodents to enter your home. The custom-designed mesh rodent screen provides added strength to the vent in addition to keeping rodents out.

Vulcan Vent Installation

Because you never know how airborne embers may threaten your home and safety, Vulcan Vents can be installed in numerous locations.

Here are some of the locations where Vulcan Vents can actively protect your home from floating embers:

  • Roof
  • Dormers
  • Gables
  • Ridge
  • Eaves
  • Foundation

Better ventilation allows for better airflow which means fewer vents are needed. This saves you money at installation and on those monthly energy bills.

Additional Benefits of Vulcan Vents

In accordance with the California building code (Ch. 7A), new homes must comply with ventilation and building materials rated for exterior exposure to wildfires. Vulcan Vents are both fire and ember rated, in addition to 1-rated.

Vulcan Vents have been tested and passed the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) E 2886, which specifically evaluates the ability of exterior vents to block ember entry and flame penetration.

Free airflow reduces the chance of active mold growing and thriving in the vents and ventilation system.


Here at RCS, we are always looking for new ways to keep you, your family and home safe.

For more information on Vulcan Vents, water remediation or mold remediation, reach out to the experts at RCS in Santa Rosa.