In some areas of Los Angeles, Azusa-area homes were hit hard on Sunday night as the winds got heavier and the heat was even hotter, the National Weather Service reported. This led to shingles and wood roof systems becoming increasingly drier and with additional breaches of sun exposure these roofs are a surefire target for embers from BBQs and outdoor fireplaces.
Here are some tips in keeping safe over the drier months and July heat.
Suggested areas to keep on eye on:
Shingle roofs and wood roofs are dry and if not treated regularly can be an immediate fire danger for homeowners. It’s suggested to keep at least one to two coats of fire safe retardant that is specifically made for wood roofs and shingles its claimed that it can lower the percentage of flare up by over 225%, according to LA County Fire and Safety department officials. Keeping a close eye on the integrity of your roofs and shingles can help tremendously.
Fourteen months into last year’s fire season, over 1514 structure fires were due to roofs catching heat from unwanted embers and 50% of those fires could have been avoided as the Azusa fire department found that those roofs were well past their replace dates.
Please keep an eye on any and all details in regards to fire safety and let this year be a safer one remember to regularly have your roof checked by a specialists some fire damage restoration companies have not only experience in this arena but can share details in contracting expertise to keep you and your family safe this season.