Choosing the Safest Roofing Material

Reducing fire risk and damaging weather conditions

As a homeowner, business owner or building manager, the safety of your building and the people within it should be your top priority. One way to help protect assets, belongings and people is to carefully select fire and weather-resistant roofing materials.

The Top Cause of Internal Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top causes of internal fire are cooking, heating, electrical, smoking and candles. Many of these activities are done daily, and function in the background of our daily lives. With regular maintenance, careful selection of roofing materials and proper education, the risk of fire can be reduced.

Fire Risks from Outside

Even when all is safe inside, it’s important to be aware of the causes of exterior based fires. Just to name a few from FEMA grilling, fire pits and fireworks can cause extreme harm a building and those surrounding it. Keeping dangerous fire related products at a distance can help to maintain safety.

Roofing Materials for Residential Roofs

In 2019, there are many options for fire-resistant roofing materials. One of the most popular and affordable options is fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. Other common and affordable options for homeowners include clay and concrete tiles and slate. Work with your roofing contractor for their recommendations on what fits your home best.

Roofing Materials for Commercial Roofs

For commercial roofs, investing in a durable, long-lasting and fire-resistant roof can pay off in the long run. Metal roofs are among the most fire-resistant of all commercial roofing materials. But, make sure to ask your roofing contractor about what’s underneath the surface of the roof. When laid over wood shingles or other combustible materials, a heavy metal roof can cause more danger.

The Right Roofing Material For You

Ultimately you should determine the safest roofing material for your home or business with your roofing contractor. There are important details such as structure, age of the home or building and the type of activities that occur daily around your building that should be carefully reviewed by a professional prior to roof renovation.

Roofing Materials for Commercial Roofs

For advising on what materials are safest for your roof renovation or replacement, call Enterprise Roofing at 937-453-3933 or request a quote online. We’re proud to have served and protected local residents and business overs in the Miami Valley for over 90 years.

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