How to reduce the vulnerability of roofs

  • Replace a wood shake or shingle roof with a Class A roof. 
  • Remove accumulated vegetative debris from the roof.
  • If there is a space between the roofing materials and roof deck, make sure that the openings between the covering and the roof deck are blocked.
  • Repair areas as needed.
  • If the roof consists of Class B or C roofing materials, determine if the underlayment in the assembly provides Class A protection as indicated in manufacturer installation instructions. When viewed from the edge of the roof, these materials would either look like gypsum wallboard or overlapping 4-foot wide sections of an asphalt composition roof covering. Maintain the roof covering and replace with a Class A product when needed.

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