Keep Your Home Free of These Fire Risks

All it takes is one small accident to happen and cause a house fire to break out, resulting in expensive damages and even injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 346,800 house structure fires are responded to by fire departments every year—with more than a quarter of all reported fires occurring in homes. Taking precautions around your home is the first step to preventing a fire, but what exactly is needed to avoid these fire risks, especially in New Mexico’s dry climate? And how can your roof help lend a hand in keeping your home fire risk free? Here are a few key tips to keep your roof safe, and prevent possible fire damage to your home.

Roof Inspections

Roofing is the first line of defense for your home, protecting you from the elements and keeping your home structurally sound. Oftentimes it’s easy to simply keep your roof out of sight and out of mind when it comes to inspections and repairs, but this can cause major damage or worse—pose a potential fire risk. Seemingly insignificant problems can lead to a fire, like loose and damaged wires exposed to water which can then ignite. Missing panels in your roof can also lead to a potential fire spreading faster within your home due to a compromised internal structure. Calling a professional roofing company to inspect your roof and ensure everything is in working order is important to keeping your home free from fire hazards.

Keeping It Clean

Cleaning can be a hassle amongst an already busy day, but regular cleaning of your roof is vital to protecting your home against a fire. Debris, leftover combustible materials, and other organic matter can easily accumulate over time and become a danger to you and your home. Build up from these materials on your roof or in the gutter can easily become exposed to the intense New Mexico sun and dry climate, causing them to ignite. 

Top Class Roofing

One of the most important ways to protect your home from a potential fire is to invest in high-quality roofing materials. While it may be tempting to simply buy the cheapest roofing available, this is dangerous and can lead to costly repairs if a fire should ever happen. Investing in Class A roofing materials is the best way to defend your home against the threat of fire.

At EverGuard Roofing, we offer the best quality roofing materials for your home to protect against a fire, all at an affordable cost to you. Upgrading and taking care of your roof is a great way to reduce your risk of a fire. We’ll help walk you through your roofing options, and provide you with expert advice and insight into protecting your home in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas. We’re New Mexico’s most trusted residential roofing company, and have been since 2001—so don’t wait—rely on EverGuard Roofing to get the job done right! Give us a call today at (505) 821-9543 to get started toward a safer, happier home!