While it’s important to ensure that your roof can withstand various weather conditions, you should also see to it that your roof is also protected from the risk of fire. A roof that’s vulnerable to fire can cause extensive damage not just to the roof itself but also to other parts of your home. In this post, Triangle Home Exteriors — one of the area’s most reputable home exterior remodeling companies — shares some tips on how you can reduce the fire risk in your roof.
Regular Roof Cleaning
When leaves, twigs and other debris accumulate on your roof, this makes it easier for your roofing to ignite in case of a fire. While your roof may be fire-resistant, keep in mind that the presence of combustible foreign objects on your rooftop can put your roof at risk. That said, make sure to clean your roof regularly so as to prevent the buildup of such objects on your roofing.
Look out for gaps and cracks in your roof as these could potentially compromise your roof during a fire. These types of roof damage can reduce the effectiveness of your roof system in resisting fire. So have them fixed as soon as you notice such problems. If the damage has been extensive or your underlayment has already been exposed to the elements, your roofer might recommend roof replacement instead. Whether you are advised to repair or replace your roof, make sure to have the necessary work done immediately.
Class A Roofing Materials
When choosing materials for your roofing, opt for those with a Class A fire rating. This rating guarantees that the roofing material is able to resist fire and thus help minimize fire damage. Avoid roofing products with a Class C rating or those with no ratings. Class C roofs can only offer minimal protection, while unrated roofs cannot provide any protection at all.
Whether you’re looking for roofing professionals or siding contractors, Triangle Home Exteriors is one of the most trusted experts in the area. Our team can handle a variety of home improvement projects including siding installation, deck construction, roof and window replacement, and more. Call us at (919) 615-1101 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Cary, NC, and the surrounding communities.