Most roof damage–whether it’s caused by water, hail, wind, or heat–can be mitigated. But fire damage is different. Once it gets to your roofing system, it’s either restoration or a complete replacement. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to prevent this from occurring in the first place. Masters Roofing, the trusted roofing contractor in the area, shares some handy safety tips every homeowner should know.
Keep your chimney clean. A fireplace is not only functional, but it also evokes a cozier and friendlier vibe to any home. And while you’re free to light a fire in the grate whenever it’s cold out, you’ll want to make sure the chimney is cleaned beforehand. This is especially crucial if you haven’t used the fireplace in a while. The fact is that soot and other combustible materials can stick to the walls of the chimney, and a stray spark from a fire burning in the grate may ignite them. And given how the chimney is a common roof protrusion–well, you get the idea.
Deal with roof leaks immediately. When water has infiltrated your roof, the first area it affects is the attic–the same room where some (or most) electrical installations and wiring are located. Water and electricity make for a risky combo, as you already know. Constant exposure to water can cause electrical equipment to malfunction, which in turn, may trigger an electrical fire. To avoid this, have any roof leaks handled promptly the moment you discover them. Masters Roofing can help you with this. Aside from expert roofing installation, we can also provide timely and effective roof leak repairs.
Invest in fire-resistant roofing products. Asphalt shingles are fairly resistant to fire, but if you want to make them more impervious to damage, you’ll need to augment them with a Class A fire-rated roof product. As a GAF® Master Elite® Roofing Contractor, Masters Roofing can help you meet this need. Our selection of asphalt shingles are installed with your choice of underlayment. Your options include the GAF® VersaShield® Fire-Resistant Roof Deck Protection, which works to protect against your roof and home interior dangerous flame spread.
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Whether you need quality roof replacement or professional roof repair, Masters Roofing has got you covered. With our top-tier solutions and certified roofing team, we’ll make sure your project runs safely and smoothly, from start to finish. Call us today at (901) 871-7663 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas.