The roof is an important part of your home. It protects and shelters you from possible risks, fire included. You want your family and home to be safe, so you’ll want to know the things you can do to avoid fire on your roof. Here are some tips.
- It is safer to use Class A materials. Roofing materials are usually rated to be categorized in one of three fire ratings. Beware of unrated materials as they are riskier when it comes to fire damage. In rating materials as fire-resistant, Class A is first, followed by Class B and lastly Class C.
- Maintain cleanliness on your roof and chimney. Avoid dirt and debris accumulation. Debris may catch fire that can lead to burning. A clean roof and chimney reduce any chance of a fire igniting.
- Clear the area around your home. Wood, leaves, plastic and garbage can feed a fire once it starts. The more clutter there is, the higher the risk. It helps to clear an area around the home to serve as a buffer zone to weaken the spread of fire. Make it a habit to trim the trees near your home. Also, do not stack firewood near youar siding.
- Keep your electrical wiring safe. Most roofs have electrical installations, making them more likely to catch fire if there’s an issue with the wiring. Check your electrical wiring regularly.
- A bolt of lightning can trigger a fire. Avoid lightning-related fire by installing a lightning arrester on your roof. The arrestor guides the electricity from the lightning to flow through into the ground.
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