There is no such thing as a completely fire-proof roof, but having a roof with fire-retardant features that are as good as can be is essential for the safety of your home, your family and your belongings, even if you don’t live in a region prone to fires. Shingles are currently among the most popular and most common types of roofing materials, appreciated by homeowners because they are lightweight, easy to install and to maintain, durable, attractive and affordable, so here are a few examples of fire-retardant shingle varieties:
- Metal shingles – this type of roofing cover retains fire-resistant features for the entire life of the roof without requiring owners to reapply coatings or to do other type of maintenance on the roof,
- Slate shingles – made from a heavy material and therefore recommended only for buildings with a structure sufficiently robust to uphold its weight, slate shingles also have superior fire-retardant features,
- Asphalt shingles – preferred for their light weight, affordability and variety of designs, asphalt have excellent fire-retardant features. You should have a licensed Dallas roofing contractor inspect your roof at a minimal of every two years, or sooner,
- Concrete shingles – suitable even for buildings located in fire-prone areas, concrete shingles offer safe and affordable roofing solutions and they are available in various different shapes and colors – small wonder they so popular among homeowners and constructors alike.