Your roof is a vital part of your home. It doesn’t just finish off the look of the house. It also protects you, your family and your belongings. A damaged roof is not going to provide that protection. Here are a few steps to take in order to reduce the risk of fire damage to your roof.
Install Fire-Resistant Materials
When you put on a new roof, discuss with the contractor about the type of roofing that is being installed. It is often worth the investment, even if it costs a little more to get a higher-class material. The most fire-resistant materials are Class A, followed by Class B, then Class C. Each of these are less resistant than the one before. Materials that are unrated are the least resistant to fire.
Clean Your Roof Regularly
Remember that fire-resistant doesn’t mean fireproof. If your roof has a lot of debris collected on it and it begins to burn for an extended period of time, the heat can eventually get to your roofing materials and ignite them. When debris falls on your roof be sure it gets cleaned off. Debris falling is common when seasons or weather changes.
Repair Gaps and Holes
Roofing materials that are fire-resistant will start the job of protecting your roof against damage from a fire, but you also should have gaps and holes repaired. If an area of your roof is damaged it will not have the same protection as other areas. A fire can sneak through those damaged areas and into the less protected areas underneath where missing shingles or gaps in flashing are.
To learn more about what you can do to keep your roof in good condition or roof maintenance, contact Texan Roofing Pros today