Using fire-resistant building materials during home renovations and re-roofing can help defend your home against wildfires. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that homes with wood or asphalt shingles that are in fire-prone areas (especially in the western United States), switch to a fire-resistant building material like metal. Metal roofing has a fire rating of Class A (the highest available), which signifies that it has passed 15 cycles of gas flame tests and is able to endure up to four hours of flame exposure. Aside from being fire-resistant, metal roofing is also water-resistant, energy efficient, and one of the most sustainable and longest lasting roofing materials.
To learn more about metal roofing, visit the Metal Roofing Alliance’s full article.