During fire season, your roof is the most vulnerable part of your home or commercial building. That’s because wildfires are typically spread by tiny burning embers that travel through the air before landing on roofs or in nearby landscaping. In areas where wildfires are a concern, it’s a good idea to outfit your home or business with a roofing system that is made to stand up to fire. Choosing the right roofing material could save you from a potential disaster. Here are some of the most fire-resistant roofing materials available:
It’s estimated that asphalt shingles can resist being burned for up to two hours. That gives emergency responders a fair amount of time before a fire can spread to the wood structures below your roof. The other great things about asphalt shingles are that they are very affordable. Plus, they are available in a variety of colors, which gives home and business owners some options as far as aesthetics. For all of their benefits, it’s no wonder asphalt shingles are one of our most popular offerings.
Clay tiles are a favorite among homeowners because they are a natural material with a classic look. However, clay tiles can also be a very smart choice if you live in fire-prone areas. Clay tiles are durable as it is, however, they are also naturally fire resistant. Clay tiles can be a bit more expensive than other roofing materials, however, if they do not fit your budget, you do have other options. Concrete tiles, which are also naturally fire resistant, are available and can look extremely similar to clay tiles. These tend to be a bit more affordable, so they might be a great option if you’re shopping for a new roof on a budget.
Metal roofing tends to be more popular in industrial and commercial buildings, however, it can actually be quite beautiful. Metal roofing is available in a wide range of materials including steel, zinc, and copper. Metal roofing is really great at standing up to the elements including wind, salt water, and even fire. Metal’s natural ability to resist damage from fire makes it a great safeguard for your industrial building in fire-prone areas.
Slate tiles aren’t right for every structure as they are very heavy. However, if your home or office can support the weight of a slate tile roof, they are very beautiful as well as being fire resistant. Because of the extra consideration that needs to take for the weight of a slate tile roof, it’s important that you only hire an experienced roofing contractor to install this type of roofing system.
If you need help deciding which roofing material is right for your home or business, contact the experts at the Custom Roof Company. Our team is experienced in installing all types of different roofing systems on residential and commercial buildings. Plus, we offer competitive pricing on all of our repair and installation services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.