Often, in the pursuit of long-term roofing, Littleton, CO homeowners, will go for roofing materials with exceptional rain and snow-proof traits. However, some forget that fire is a hazard that always looms around the corner. It's crucial to choose fireproof roofing materials for your property.
Additionally, fireproof roofing has exceptional heat resistance, which makes them exceptional during the hottest summers that plague your roof with high heat. Here are three excellent fireproof materials you can use for your home and a top-notch Littleton, CO roofing company can install on your behalf.
Asphalt shingles have different levels of fire resistance. Truthfully, those in Class B and C have adequate fireproofing and exceptional resistance against rain and snow. However, Class A asphalt shingles can withstand fires for two hours, making them exceptional should a fire truly break out.
These roofing materials are nominally fireproof thanks to modern manufacturing practices and upgrades. When you work with clay tiles, you have top-notch fireproofing. Additionally, it can prevent heat from escaping the property, which helps put out the flame faster.
Zinc, copper, and steel roofing are lifeform and fire-resistant. They do not catch fire easily. Special acrylic elastomeric coating and Kynar coatings help improve the fire resistance and UV reflectivity of metal roofs.
Truthfully, the best way to fireproof your home is to prevent it from happening. Blackmoon Mooring has a great post to help you prevent fires in your houses.
1. Test Your Smoke Alarms Regularly
The easiest way to avoid a house fire is by checking your smoke alarms regularly. There is a little button on it that you can press to test it. If it beeps weakly, then you need to change the batteries ASAP.
If a fire breaks out and it’s not working, tragedy can quickly occur as no one is alerted to evacuate.
2. Inspect All Your Heating Sources
If your heating sources aren’t working properly they could trigger a fire to happen. You should have them checked out annually by a professional.
Make sure your air filters are always cleaned out, and if you’re using a space heater – it needs to be positioned away from anything flammable. A fire can easily start from debris and dust being too close to a heat source so make sure you clean them regularly.
3. Keep Your Stove and Oven Clean
Don’t worry, the stove didn’t randomly combust because of your cooking. It most likely happened because forgotten food particles on the burner got too hot. Food particles aren’t the only thing that could cause this to happen.
If your curtains hang a little too close to the stove, they can catch fire. If you leave a dish towel or cookbook on a burner that you forgot was still hot, they can catch fire.
4. Don’t Leave Your Kitchen
A few seconds is all it takes for a fire to break out. This is why you never want to leave cooking food unattended. If you have to leave the kitchen for any reason, turn off that pot of boiling noodles first.
If for whatever reason you can’t turn off the oven, call someone into the kitchen to watch the food until you get back. (Continued)
If you need to tear down and install new fireproof roofing materials, you can always count on us at Ropa Roofing to help you. Contact us today to learn more about our services.