Steel's extreme durability and reasonable price have allowed metal roofing to grow in popularity recently. Metal roofs installed by a trusted Southborough roofing contractor can withstand winds of 110 miles per hour and can last up to 50 years. Metal roofing is not susceptible to leaks or cracks, and it is often praised for its ability to resist fire.
Wooden roofs may be inexpensive, but they might not be the best choice for homeowners who want their homes to be as fire-resistant as possible. Wooden roofs often come with high insurance costs because of their inability to protect homes from flames. Tile roofs resist exterior fires, but they create a cave-in risk if an interior fire occurs. Metal roofing, however, is lightweight, fire-resistant, and not prone to collapse. Metal roofing is examined before purchase and undergoes several fire tests: UL 790, ASTM E108, and FM 4470.
How to Prevent Fire from Spreading to Your Home
- - Clean out gutters frequently so that dry vegetation does not accumulate.
- - Eliminate dry mulch, twigs, grass, and leaves from the area surrounding your home.
- - Hire a Southborough roofing contractor to install metal roofing.
Both homeowners who live in locations with a high risk of fire and homeowners who do not should consider hiring a roofing contractor to install metal roofing. Even if a natural wildfire does not occur, electrical fires and kitchen fires happen all too often, and the primary preventative measure is preparedness. Fire authorities agree that if a fire spreads through a neighborhood, each house is vulnerable to the flames unless it has a protective surface like metal roofing and is clear of dry vegetation.