Could Whole-House Fire Blankets Save Structures in Wildfires?

Fire Blankets

What if you could protect a home from wildfire by simply covering it up? According to recently published research from Fumiaki Takahashi, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, it’s entirely possible. Takahashi’s research, which was recently published by Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, and featured in a Reuters article, indicates that wrapping a home in a fire blanket not only keeps flames from getting to the structure but also helps to reflect the heat.

To view the online publication, please click here.

To view the Reuters article featuring Takahashi's work, "California wildfires spark interest in DIY home protection," click here.

This research was also featured in local news on TV. The actual test was done in New Jersey in 2011. You can watch the video here.