We're right in the middle of National Safe at Home Week — a time designated for homeowners to evaluate their homes and make positive changes.
According to the National Safety Council Mission, preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Many of those injuries happen in the home with falls, fire and burns, poisoning and window safety issues.
While looking inside the home is critical, homeowners should also take time to evaluate their home exterior. Wobbly porch steps, loose shutters and rotting deck boards are all accidents waiting to happen.
After you've fixed those potential safety problems, look up at your roof. Make sure you don't have loose or broken shingles waiting to fall off. If you haven't had a full roof evaluation in a few years, now is a good time to call in a professional roofer. (See DaVinci Advice: Call the Pros)
Just like other products on your house, roofs have a limited lifespan. If your roofer suggests that it's time to replace your roof, consider investing in simulated shake roofing or manufactured slate. Lightweight roofing materials from DaVinci Roofscapes help assure your home's safety for many years to come.
Impact- and fire-resistant, DaVinci's best-in-class composite roofing can help protect your home and family. And, our lifetime limited warranty adds peace-of-mind.
During National Safe at Home Week, think twice about adding synthetic roofing material to your home. It's a decision that can help keep you and your family safe for many years to come.