Your roofing system is a critical part of your home since it enhances its appearance as well as its protective properties against the elements and life-threatening phenomenon such as fires. While fires can start out of nowhere, there are steps you can take to ensure that it doesn’t engulf your entire property. In this post, one of the top roofing replacement and fire restoration experts, Meredith Home Improvements, shares how you can reduce roofing fire risks to your home.
Conduct Regular Roof Inspections
Keep in mind that regular roof inspections can help you catch issues while they haven’t worsened. Small issues like roof leaks can lead to serious issues like water damage, which is ironically a fire hazard. This is because it can wreak havoc in your electrical system, causing issues like a short circuit. It isn’t far-fetched to think that water can enter your junction boxes and insulation materials that protect your wiring. When water comes into contact with a live wire, it can cause a spark that can engulf the attic and everything around it. This is why it’s important to conduct regular inspections.
Keep Your Roof and Gutter Clean
Your roofing replacement contractor will warn you that dried leaves, branches, and debris accumulating on your gutters and roof can be a cause for concern. This is because they can catch fire that can spread around your roofing system which can cause your roofing materials to ignite. You can prevent this issue by keeping your roof and gutters clean. This minimizes the amount of debris accumulating on your roof.
Invest in Class A Roofing Materials
There are three fire ratings that are given to roofing materials; Class A, Class B and Class C. It goes without saying that you should invest in Class A roofing materials since they offer the most protection against fires. Avoid unrated roofs at all costs since they offer no form of protection against fires whatsoever.
At Meredith Home Improvements, we are always ready to help with your roofing needs. We are one of the area’s most trusted commercial and residential roofers. Give us a call at (412) 831-9991 or fill out our contact form to get a free inspection.