Fire incidents are unpredictable, so the best way to protect yourself and your home is to choose quality building materials such as fire-resistant roofing. With the right roof system and proper maintenance, you can reduce fire risk and minimize fire damage to your roof.
ARCH Exteriors, LLC, a trusted expert in roofing and replacement windows, shares a few tips on reducing your roof’s fire risk.
Choose Class A Roof Systems
Make sure your roof system is designed with fire-resistant shingles and underlayment. You can check the fire safety ratings of your roofing options so that you can be properly guided when making a decision. Ideally, you should choose Class A roofs since these have the highest level of fire resistance. Avoid roof systems that are unrated because these won’t provide any protection for your home.
Clean Your Roof Regularly
Your roofing company will likely suggest regular cleaning as a way to reduce your roof’s fire risk. Make sure to get rid of leaves, branches and other debris regularly so that they won’t accumulate on your roofing and create a fire hazard. Remember that these things can catch fire in the event sparks from a burning structure or object reaches your roof.
Inspect Your Ceiling Insulation
Make sure your ceiling insulation is properly installed. If there is wiring along with your insulation, this should be correctly set up as well. When doing roof inspections, your ceiling insulation should also be checked so that you’ll know if it will cause any fire hazards.
ARCH Exteriors, LLC is a family-owned and -operated company known for providing exceptional workmanship. Whether it’s roofing or a siding project, you can expect quality results from our team. If you’re looking for affordable replacement windows or roofing, call us at (877) 214-2831 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.