While wildfires don’t occur often in the Northeast, it is certainly not unheard of, and homes often burn down due to human error as well. When it comes to a fire affecting your home, most homeowners assume that as long as they’re careful and take precautions in places like the kitchen, it won’t happen to them. However, even if your home doesn’t catch ablaze, that doesn’t mean that a neighbor’s home couldn’t catch fire and spread to your home. In the unlikely event that your home needs to resist fire from an outside source, having a fire-resistant roofing material can make an enormous difference in how much the fire is able to damage your home. If you’re interested in learning more about the most fire-resistant roofing materials, take a look at our blog for more information!
When it comes to synthetic roofing materials, rubber roofing doesn’t offer the greatest fire resistance. However, it is possible to improve the fire resistance of EPDM Rubber Roofing by finishing it with a fire-retardant that limits the combustibility of the roofing material. If you’re interested in installing a fire-resistant roofing material, there are better options.
When it comes to roofing materials, none are more popular than asphalt shingles. Luckily, for homeowners in search of a fire-resistant roofing material, asphalt shingles are a fantastic option! Asphalt shingles are constructed with a flame-retardant fiberglass core, which means in the event of a fire, your shingles won’t burn easily. However, with exposure to extended periods of direct flame, asphalt shingles can indeed catch fire. However, the fire needs to be extreme for this to occur, and generally, asphalt shingles present a solidly fire-resistant option.
For homeowners in search of a material that can withstand extended flames without catching fire, there is one roofing option that stands far above the rest; slate. As far as roofing materials go, slate is nearly indestructible. Slate Roofing receives the highest rating for fire resistance, Class A. Even beyond its fire resistance properties, slate roofing looks beautiful and provides your home with timeless curb appeal. If you’re looking for a roofing material that can truly keep your home protected no matter what Mother Nature has to throw at it, slate roofing stands above the rest.
If you’re interested in replacing your home’s roofing this spring, our team at O’LYN Roofing is ready to help! Reach out to our team at (877) 289-6596 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!