Is Your Roof Ready For Fire Season?
Bay Area Roofing Company Addresses Fire Season Preparedness
Fire season in the Bay Area can be devastating and wildly costly. Thousands of fires a year affect residential roofing in suburban and urban areas of California; it’s not just the more rural locations that are at risk. To that point… is your Bay Area roof fire resistant? How do you know? What can you do about it if it isn’t up to code?
Before dry weather and intense summer heat create the potential for fires, consider your home’s vulnerability.
Find out your roof’s rating. Your roofing company can evaluate your roof if you do not know its current rating. Class A roofs provide the most protection from fire, and anyone who lives in a fire prone area should consider investing in this level of fire resistance. Materials in class A roofing include concrete, clay, or an asphalt-fiberglass combination, which offers a high level of protection in the event of a fire. Metal roofs and plastic or recycled materials may also offer a high degree of fire retardation, making your home more prepared against the elements. An unrated roof offers the least amount of protection. Any homeowners who have unrated roofs should consider updating their roofs as soon as possible.
Consider replacing your roof. Any roof over 20 years old may need replacement. Even if built from robust materials, the roof could have developed structural issues that have made it fire-prone, or the accumulation of wear and tear could lead to other problems, such as mold, mildew and general structural instability. Consult your roofing contractor for more information about replacing your older roof to protect against fire and other dangers.
Don’t wait until a fire starts or a structural problem causes tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. If you cannot find your roof’s rating, contact a Bay Area roofing company for an inspection and for some critical insight into how to protect you and your family.
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Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. For all your residential or commercial roofing, gutter, and skylight installations and repairs give us a call at (510)690-8570 or Contact Us via our online contact form.