It’s a widely known fact that the roofing system is one of the first lines of defense against the elements. This is why homeowners invest a ton into their roofing system to ensure their home’s safety, energy efficiency and exterior appearance. However, they can get severely damaged by the elements. In this post, the leading disaster restoration specialist, StormROOF Systems, LLC, shares how your roof can be better prepared for extreme weather events.

 Weather Events

Fire-Resistant Roofing

Your roofing system can be classified as “Class A”, “Class B”, or “Class C’ where Class A provides the highest fire resistance. If the roofing system is unrated, stay away from it as it offers no protection from fire whatsoever. Keep in mind that no home is completely fireproof, but combining fire-resistant landscaping, fire-rated roofing and electrical inspections can help increase your home’s safety against fires.

Thankfully, most roof repair experts would tell you that most roofing materials meet the Class A rating standards, with the exception of untreated wood shakes since they are prone to catching fire, especially in areas prone to wildfires. However, they can achieve a Class B rating if they’re treated with fire retardants.

Wind Resistance

No matter which state you live in, high winds are always a concern. Your home’s resistance to strong winds have a lot to do with the building’s design, orientation, as well as the installation techniques and materials used. Some materials such as clay and concrete tiles do exceptionally well against winds due to their weight and durability. These roofing materials can handle winds ranging from 150 to 180 miles per hour.

StormROOF Systems, LLC is a leading source of roofing solutions in Georgia. Our reliable professionals aim to provide excellent roof inspection and restoration services and assist with the roofing insurance claims process to help our clients get back on their feet. Call us today at (470) 300 1768 or fill out our form to schedule a free inspection.