Top Three Fire-Resistant Roofing Materials
Over our decades of experience, the team at Horn Brothers Roofing has seen first-hand how fire-resistant roofing materials can save communities. These products help protect buildings and reduce the chance of fire spreading between neighboring structures. In our vast experience, here are three of the best fire-resistant roofing materials you can invest in.
Fire-Resistant Roofing Materials
Despite the rain, snow, and hail caused by our beautiful landscape and climate, many areas of Colorado also experience excessive dry spells. These droughts lead to an increased likelihood of wildfire that can wreak havoc on residential and commercial buildings alike.
The resistant nature of asphalt is fairly obvious, but there’s more to these shingles than asphalt alone. A layer of asphalt coating is applied to a felt or fiberglass base to ensure that the shingles are both water and fire resistant. The shingles are then finished with ceramic granules, further reinforcing the structural integrity.
In addition to having a higher resistance to fire, metal and steel shingles are also great at reducing the amount of heat absorbed by your roof. This comes in especially handy during those long summer months, where intense direct sunlight can increase the risk of drought conditions and wildfire.
These fire-resistant roofing materials often include a combination of different products. A wooden base is covered by laminate and slate, which not only protect against fire damage but are also great at keeping algae off your roof.
Want to learn more about how products made from fire-resistant roofing materials can improve the safety of your home and community? Reach out to Horn Brothers Roofing and find out how we’ve been helping keep families, businesses, and other institutions in the Denver, Colorado area safe from fire for over 25 years!