“Burn, Baby Burn” is definitely NOT the theme song for the 2015 Fire Prevention Week. Instead, it’s a very sensible message of “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.”
While the National Fire Protection Association focuses primarily on fire safety within the home and the strategic placement of smoke detectors, it’s important to also think about keep your home exterior safe from the spread of fire.
If you have real cedar roof shingles, you should be extra cautious. Wood shake roofs tend to have a faster flame spread than simulated shake roofing. The video showing fire testing of cedar shake roofing compared to composite shake roofing materials from DaVinci Roofscapes (click HERE to see video) shows that in less than 15 minutes, a real cedar shake roof can completely go up in smoke … whereas a Class A Fire Rated DaVinci fake cedar shake roof doesn’t tolerate flame spread.
Here’s the important message during Fire Prevention Week: composite shake roofing from DaVinci looks like natural cedar shake, but it has a Class A fire rating that proves it resists burning. That’s especially important if you live in drought-stricken areas of the country where wildfires are prevalent.
For more details on composite roofing that refuses to burn, see Help Deter Wildfire Spread with DaVinci Class A Fire Rated Polymer Roof Tiles.