Hail, wind, water and sun can damage your roof in different ways, but their effects can be usually mitigated, allowing your roof to last longer. But here’s something that not only causes instant roof damage, but also comes with irreparable effects–fire. To reduce the risk of fire on your roofing system, you’ll need to take a few necessary steps. The premier roof repair and replacement company in the area, Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. shares some of them here.
- Keep the roof clean. Leaves and other loose debris can accumulate on top of your roof. This may seem like a minor issue, but it can actually increase the potential for roof fires. That’s because some of these debris are flammable. Simply clearing away the debris on your roof can lower the chance of this buildup catching fire.
- Invest in fire-resistant roofing materials. Roofing systems are not only tested for weather resistance–they are also rated on how effectively they can withstand fire exposure. Your best option is to choose a roofing system with a Class A fire resistance rating. The reliable roof replacement expert, Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. offers top-tier asphalt fiberglass composition shingles from top manufacturers, GAF® and CertainTeed®. These types of shingles are generally rated Class A because of their ability to protect your roof structure and home from fire exposure.
- Make sure your chimneys are cleaned regularly. Every time you light a chimney fire, partially combusted materials form part of the soot and debris that go up the chimney. These materials, along with other organic debris, often stick around the sides of the chimney, upping the risk of ignition and sending sparks up your roof. You’ll want to have your chimneys cleaned periodically for this reason.
Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. is not just your trusted deck builder–we are also your go-to company for high-quality roofing services. With our safe and Class A fire rated options from GAF® and CertainTeed®, we’ll make sure your roof and home can remain sturdy and fire-proof. We proudly serve the areas in and around Warwick, NY. Call us today at (845) 343-1777 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you!