Building a new fire resistant roof on your home is a great choice, especially if you live in an area where wildfires are a frequent hazard. A fire resistant roof can prevent sparks and embers from wildfires or neighboring homes that are on fire from spreading to your house. Slate, ceramic tile, and copper are all great fire resistant roofing options.
Copper is a great roofing material that is not going to be susceptible to flames, while also providing you with a wide range of additional benefits. One big benefit of copper is that it is much lighter than other fire resistant materials, such as ceramic tile or slate. This will allow you to build your roof without having to worry about whether or not your house can support the weight, or having to spend a lot of money improving the roofing supports to handle the weight.
Copper is also a great environmentally-friendly choice as well. This is because a copper roof can help lower your energy consumption in the summer. The reason for this is that the reflective nature of copper will prevent your home from absorbing the heat, which will allow you to keep your air conditioner off for longer periods of time.
Slate is the fire resistant material to go for if you want a roof that will last for a very long time. In many cases, you can count on your slate roof lasting for much longer than your house will actually be standing. For example, sea-green slate from Vermont has an average lifespan of 150 years.
The fact that slate can last such a long time also means that the material is often recycled when older homes are being remodeled or torn down. This gives you the ability to save a bit of money by purchasing recycled slate tiles, while also being quite environmentally-friendly.
Finally, ceramic tiles are the fire resistant roofing material for you if you want a roof that is both energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing. The main reason for ceramic tile's energy efficiency comes from the fact that the shingles will allow air to flow underneath the tiles.
This feature provides your home with greater levels of insulation. As a result, you will not need to spend as much money or energy on heating and cooling throughout the year.
Speak to a roofing contractor at Miller Roofing in order to discuss the many benefits of a new roof. Slate, ceramic tiles, and copper are all great roofing materials that provide a whole host of benefits in addition to being fire resistant.