How Do Composite Roofing Materials Earn a Class A Fire Rating?

Lightweight Roofing SystemsRoofs are meant to protect people from the elements, but they should also help keep inhabitants safe from one of the most frightening and deadly hazards that can happen to any home or business...fire. A fire is probably the worst thing that can happen to any structure and roofs can play a very important role in determining whether or not a small fire becomes a tragic inferno. If a fire starts inside or on top of a roof that uses flammable roofing materials such as thatch or dry wood, the flames can grow to consume the entire structure in a frighteningly small span of time. Roof fires also make it easy for the flames to jump to adjacent houses and buildings.

To lessen the threat from fires, people started using slate or terra cotta roofing materials centuries ago. Quarried stone was eventually replaced by cheaper asphalt shingles and now days asphalt is being replaced by  polymer tiles. More durable and better for the environment, quality polymer materials from DaVinci Roofscapes also have a Class A fire rating. This means that our materials have earned the highest ratings for fire resistance when subjected to rigorous tests for this purpose.

To learn more about the fire resistance and beauty of roofing tiles engineered with composite materials, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.


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