What to Look for in Fire Safe Roofing Materials and Fire Safety Maintenance
Your roof is the most vulnerable area of your home. Whether you live on a wooded hillside, in a valley or in a flat open area, protecting against a wildfire is a good idea. Especially since flying embers can travel on the wind up to a mile from a wildland blaze.
A fire safe roof starts with roofing materials that meet standards of fire safety. However, the fire safety of an entire roof looks at fire resistance from above – with the Class A, B, or C ratings of the outer roofing materials, in addition to the fire exposure from the building interior (the underside of the roof deck). Together, we call that the roof system.
Why Are There Differences in Roofing Estimates?
If you found this article, there is a good chance you have a roofing estimate in your hands right now. You’ve probably heard that it is a good idea to get more than one bid for a roofing job, before deciding on who will be replacing your roof. But do you know how important it is to compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges? In roofing terms, that can mean comparing prices on more than just materials.
What Do You Need to Know Before You Start Your Roof Renovation?
If you haven’t experienced any leaks, you may not know what condition your roof is in. Do you need a roof renovation or would simple repairs do the trick? Getting the advice of a professional who knows what to look for when walking your roof is a good first step. The following conditions will help you determine your options: