Improving your home’s fire safety is a good investment. It helps upgrade your home’s UL fire rating and it can give you long-term peace of mind. This is why you should consider fire-resistant materials for your next roof replacement project. Pro Exteriors recommends the following materials:
Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles – Traditionally, asphalt shingles are sold as “organic” shingles. This means the backing mat is made from recycled paper and cloth fibers. As with all paper-based products, organic shingles have fared poorly when it comes to fire-resistance. On the other hand, fiberglass shingles are inherently flame resistant and choosing fiberglass over organic can improve your home’s fire-resistance. Roofing manufacturer GAF counts fiberglass shingles and specifically designed fire-resistant underlayment VersaShield® among its wide selection of roofing products.
Slate – In addition to its aesthetic and practical benefits, natural slate is one of the most fire-resistant roofing materials available. Slate has inherent insulating properties, can hold its own against high winds, and has an exceptionally long life span. In fact, slate roofs are known to last up to 100 years with proper care and maintenance. Professional roof repair is less disruptive as individual pieces of slate can be replaced without removing the others.
Treated Wood – Counting any kind of wood product as fire-resistant may sound counter-intuitive, but this is an entirely different case in terms of roofing. Quality wood shakes and shingles are treated for resistance against rot, moisture and fire. Despite their slightly higher maintenance requirements, the rustic beauty of wood shakes and shingles remain unmatched by any other roofing material.
Metal – Metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing materials available and is naturally fire-resistant. It can also resist temperature extremes, high winds and impact from hail and airborne debris. Metal roofs require little maintenance but they typically last for 50 years or more with proper upkeep. In addition to the standard standing-seam design, metal roofing is available in all sizes, colors and styles, including shakes, shingles and tile.
Pro Exteriors is the go-to roofing company when it comes to these fire-resistant roofing options. To learn more, call us today at (302) 664-1700. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve Milton, DE, and the surrounding areas.