You definitely don’t want to have a wooden roof in an area where forest fires are frequent and the weather is uncommonly dry. Aside from the risk that a forest fire could come dangerously close to your home, there’s also the risk that something trivial like lighting a cigarette could end up in disaster.
Fire prevention has long been one of the main points of focus for roofing manufacturers. Choosing the right fire-resistant Palo Alto roofing materials should be on the minds of each and every homeowner who wants to make sure that their home is entirely protected.
Materials like concrete, metal, slate (both natural and synthetic) and even asphalt, are typically considered to have a good fire resistance rating. Also, they can be enhanced using certain types of coatings that will make them last even longer in a fire.
The main reason why this is important is that, during a fire, the collapse of the roof can often be disastrous. A fire-resistant roof, on the other hand, will hold out much longer and possibly even allow the firefighters to save lives as well as save some of your precious belongings once they arrive.
Additionally, well-designed fire-resistant roofing products will also help prevent damage in the event of a forest fire, even offering a surprising level of protection when, for example, lightning might hit one of the trees around your house and cause it to collapse on top of your roof.