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Title: CAN YOUR METAL ROOF HELP DEFEND AGAINST WILDFIRES?


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CAN YOUR METAL ROOF HELP DEFEND AGAINST WILDFIRES?
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  • Global warming and other environmental concerns
    have meant that wildfires are on the increase and
    protecting our homes from the devastating effects
    of such fires, has become more and more important
    each year.
  • Certain roofing materials have been proven to
    help protect homes better than others, with metal
    roofs being recommended by the Federal Emergency
    Management Agency, or FEMA.
  • Fire resistant roofing
  • In the west of the country and Canada,
    temperatures have risen steadily every year and
    with the addition of high winds, wildfires have
    become an increasingly deadly threat.

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  • While were past the peak season in the month of
    July, many communities are still facing the
    threat of wildfires, and while it may be too late
    for some homeowners to help protect their
    properties, the Metal Roofing Alliance have been
    urging those who have not yet been affected by
    fires but are highly likely to face the threat in
    the future, to think about re-roofing their
    homes. Many roofs made of metal come with a Class
    A fire rating (the highest available), and can
    help shield a home from dangerous flying sparks
    and embers, which can travel for up to a mile
    from the site of the fire if the winds are strong
    enough.
  • If you live in an area of the country that is
    prone to wildfires, and your roof is made of wood
    or asphalt, then the FEMA strongly recommends
    that you replace your roof covering with a fire-
    resistant material like metal.

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  • Want to protect your home but dont like the look
    of a metal roof?
  • Metal sheets can be designed and constructed to
    closely resemble other roofing materials, such as
    cedar shake, so if you dont want your roof to
    look like its made of metal, but you still want
    to protect your home as best you can, then this
    may be the solution for you.
  • Other ways that you can protect your home from
    wildfires
  • Many reputable sources recommend that homeowners
    follow these tips for protecting their homes
    during a wildfire

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  • Try to create a defence barrier
  • Ensure that there are no stray branches close to
    your roof and keep your gutters as free from
    leaves and other debris as possible, since
    vegetation and other flammable items can create
    the perfect ignition conditions for a rogue spark
    or flying ember.
  • Be careful with your vent covers
  • You must only use vent covers that will not
    easily melt or burn.

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  • Take care of your roof throughout the year
  • Get your roof professionally inspected at least
    once a year to make sure that there are no
    issues. And all year round, try to remove any
    potentially flammable debris and get damage
    repaired as soon as possible.
  • Choose your new roof wisely
  • You want to be thinking about long-term
    performance, durability and protection when
    choosing a material for your roof, especially if
    you reside in an area that is prone to wildfires.
    Metal is a great choice, and most metal roofs
    come with a Class A rating for their
    fire-resistant performance.

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  • To discuss metal roofs in further detail, speak
    to your local, professional roofing company, and
    if your home is at threat from wildfires, then
    try to do so without delay.
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    Louisiana!
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