Don't Damage Your Roof with Fireworks

The 4th of July holiday is upon us! One favorite tradition for this red, white and blue holiday is shooting off fireworks. While these beautiful lights can provide enjoyment for all ages, they can also bring increased safety issues, not just to you, but also your property. While quality roofing material has been treated for fire resistance, some conditions can still lead to fires. In today's blog, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers tips on how to stay safe while shooting off fireworks this weekend.

1. Don't Shoot Fireworks Toward Homes. 

It sounds pretty obvious, but it's not a good idea to shoot fireworks toward homes. If you live in a neighborhood with homes close together and little yard space, you might want to avoid shooting them off at your house. Some cities and states actually have laws against fireworks. When lighting fireworks, be sure to do so in a spot with plenty of open space. It's very difficult to control where a firework goes after it's been lit. You want to avoid fireworks, or firework debris, from landing on your roof (or someone else's) altogether.

2. Clear Your Roof of Debris. 

It's much easier for a firework to start a fire on your roof if there's something flammable up there. Before shooting off any fireworks, be sure to clear your roof of any debris. Dry leaves, sticks and other debris tend to gather in roof valleys and gutters. These type of materials can easily turn a small spark into a blazing fire. By clearing your roof prior to the fireworks, you'll decrease the risk of a house fire if a firework does accidentally land on your roof.

3. Trim Back Overhanging Trees. 

Trees that are close to your home can also catch on fire if hit with fireworks. If a tree branch that's hanging over your roof catches fire, those flames can easily fall off and catch your roof on fire too. Avoid that situation altogether by trimming back any trees prior to shooting off fireworks, especially any dead limbs or branches. This is a great tip even if you're not shooting off fireworks, as summer storms can cause tree branches to fall on your home. They don't have to be on fire to cause damage to your roof. 

If you're concerned that fireworks, tree branches or anything else has compromised your roof this summer, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. With more than 100 years' combined experience, our staff is here to take care of all your roofing needs!

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