For Californians, the risk of devastating wildfires is ever-present. According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), today’s wildfire seasons are three-and-a-half months longer on average than they were decades ago, and they’re only becoming more intense as forests continue to dry out. The state is also experiencing a series of major heat waves due to the drought; as soils lose moisture, the heat that would usually evaporate that moisture instead goes directly into the atmosphere. Having a resilient home—one built to withstand extreme weather events like heat waves and wildfires—has become a critical adaptation in the face of the state’s changing climate.