The market offers a wide variety of roofing designs to choose from. A little bit of research may lead you to consider a new type of material instead of replacing the existing one with the same old thing. In case your roof has to be fire-resistant, here are some of the best options.
As the most economical option, fiberglass-based shingles remain the most popular roofing material in the United States; about 80% of the roofing market is made up of fiberglass shingles. Being affordable is an excellent selling point, and when installed with fire-code-compliant underlayment, the roof will not burst in flame easily.
Installed as is, metal tile will not ignite. Combined that with fire-resistant barrier material underneath, the material provides Class A protection. Some companies apply UV-resistant fluoropolymer resin coating to their metal tiles, so the material will not only protect against fire but also abrasion and sun’s heat.
The old-school clay tile is non-combustible and durable. It doesn’t even need any kind of fire-resistant underlayment. Bear in mind that if you opt for the barrel-shaped variety, make sure to seal the openings, especially over the eaves, to prevent flying embers from penetrating the roof.
The nearly indestructible slate is 100% natural stone, timeless, elegant, and fire-resistant. It is not cheap, and rarely seen in residences in the United States. While the material is practically maintenance-free, it can weigh anywhere between 800 and 1,000 pound per square, so make sure you roof structure can support the load.
Regardless of the material you choose, roofing is a job best left to professionals. When the time is right to have your fire-resistant roofing installed, give us a call and consider it a project well done.
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