Roof Edges

How to reduce the vulnerability of roof edges

  • Remove accumulated vegetative debris from roofs on a regular basis.
  • Replace the combustible siding in roof-to-wall locations with a noncombustible option. Replacement of siding only in these locations will be less expensive than replacing all the home’s siding. It may be possible to find a noncombustible siding pattern that is similar to the existing siding pattern.
  • At a roof-to-siding location, use of metal flashing that extends up the siding at least 6-inches could also reduce the vulnerability of a combustible siding material. Install flashing so that water cannot get between flashing and siding.

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