IF the right precautions are not in use during the fire work seasons accidents can and will heappen . Please Be Prepared.
A huge issue this time of year is roof fires ignited by falling fireworks. Which leads to an often asked question, “How should one go about preventing roof fires on July 4th?” In answering this, it pays to look at how Sea World mitigates the risk of fire during their exhibit of brilliant explosives. They use sprinklers both before and during the show!
The risk is lower in Vancouver, WA due to laws banning large fireworks. However in the surrounding areas your roof may still be at risk! In Amboy, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Washougal, and Yacolt larger fireworks are still being lit off in large volumes. With the past two dry summer seasons we have had, it really is time to think about the safety of your roof.
Now while you can never eliminate all the risk from lighting fireworks, there are some measures you can take to minimize the hazard. Some basic cleanup of your roof will go a long way to keep a spark from converting your roof into an inferno. Look for debris that is lying atop your roof and in the gutters.
Needles, leaves, and pine cones all make great fuel for fires and they are best removed during the days prior to 4th of July. If your roof happens to have a blue tarp style accent, beware! A firework landing on one of those is akin to tossing a lit match onto a loose stack of dry hay!
So take the extra time each year to prepare your roof for the celebrating. Don’t be hesitant to drag out the ol’ garden hose and get some water up there! Remember, a clean roof is a safe roof!
If it’s not comfortable for you to be up on the roof top — even if you have done it in the past — contact All County Roofing to help.
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