Keep Your Roof Safe this Fourth of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner and one of the best ways to celebrate is with fireworks! Fireworks are generally fun for everyone...except sometimes fireworks aren't so fun for your Lake of the Ozarks Roof! If you don't take the necessary safety precautions, your roof can get damaged. That's why today, our Lake of the Ozarks Roofing company has a few tips for keeping your roof safe this Fourth of July. 


Clear Your Roof of Any Debris. 


Before shooting off any fireworks near your home, be sure there's no debris sitting on your roof. Dry leaves, sticks and other debris tend to gather in roof valleys and gutters. These types of material can quickly turn a small spark from a firework into a blazing fire. By clearing your roof ahead of time, you'll decrease the risk of a house fire if a firework does accidentally land on your roof. Regular cleaning of your gutters, not just around the 4th of July, will help you avoid roof issues throughout all the seasons.

Trim Back Any Overhanging Trees. 


Not only can dry debris on your roof catch fire, but tree branches can also catch fire. If that branch is hanging over your house when it catches fire, it can break off, falling on your home and catching your roof on fire. Avoid that possibility by trimming back your trees away from your home. This is a good roofing maintenance tip even if you aren't shooting off fireworks, as summer storms can cause tree branches to fall on your roof and cause damage. 

Get a Roof Inspection. 


If you haven't already had your semi-annual roof inspection, now's the time to get one done! Above & Beyond Roofing offers FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your roof is missing shingles or is damaged in any other way, it is more vulnerable to catching fire from fireworks. Exposed roof felt paper, for example, can catch fire easily and spread quickly. Make sure your roof is in tip-top condition to avoid any further damage.

Attend a Firework Display Instead 

Fireworks are a lot of fun but they can be hazardous to your roof and others if you are not very cautious. If you are in the Lake of the Ozarks Area over the Fourth of July, there are a lot of great fireworks shows that you can attend. Head over to the FunLake Website for a full list of Firework Displays at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you attend a firework display instead, you and your family will likely get to see a better show than what you have at home and your roof has a better chance of staying safe. 


Photo Credit: Funlake.com

From everyone here at Above & Beyond Roofing, we hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July Celebration with your family and friends! If you're in need of a roof inspection, contact the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Above & Beyond Roofing! We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, schedule one today to ensure your roof is in tip-top shape and will last for many years to come!


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