Wildfires threaten homes every year throughout the United States. Most homes that catch fire are quickly and completely destroyed during a wildfire event. Firefighters may not be able to protect all the homes and winds will move and feed the fire quickly. One of the best ways to protect your home from wildfires is to “harden the structure” with a Class A fire rated roof. The highest rating achievable for a fire rated roof is Class A. The roof system is tested and rated, not just the roof cladding material. For example, although standing seam metal doesn’t burn, it does conduct heat. Therefore additional fire barriers beneath the steel panels are needed to achieve a fire classification.
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