Follow this advice to protect your home from roof fires.
“Only you can prevent forest fires,” said the bear. Well, guess what? Only you can prevent a roof fire on your Oklahoma home too. Listed here are three “musts” to ensure your home is as secure as it can be from roof fires!
1. Get a roof inspection from a licensed roofing contractor.
After the Oklahoma storm season has ended, you should have your roof inspected for damage. Our contractor will inspect your roof’s pipe flashing, rubber gaskets and vents on your roof for deterioration or cracks.
2. Have your HVAC piping and ductwork inspected.
It’s important to make sure you HVAC system isn’t leaking carbon monoxide into your attic spaces or hot water closet.
3. Use only licensed electricians for attic power vents.
Meeting electrical code is of utmost importance, especially in your attic, where your wiring may not get regular attention. An electrical short in these spaces can be difficult to identify until after significant damage has been done.
According to Ready, a Department of Homeland Security website dedicated to preparedness, “more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.” While statistics don’t track how many of those may have started because of the above factors, taking these steps will help in protecting your family and your home.