Fireproof Your Home with Slate Roofing

A fire can take everything away from you—your home, your belongings, your loved ones, even your own life—in a matter of minutes. An article posted early this month on the WFMY News website featured a recent fire in nearby Whitsett:

The Guilford County Fire Marshal Office says the wind played a large role in a house fire in Whitsett Friday.

Fire officials told WFMY News 2 a home on Kivett House Road caught fire around 2 p.m. The fire started in the attic and the roof soon collapsed after being prompted from the wind.

No one was inside the home at the time of the fire and officials say no one has lived in the home for the past 2-3 years.

It is estimated the fire caused about $60,000 in damage.

A sixty thousand dollars loss is devastating, but you might stand to lose even more than that if your home is lacking in fire safety measures. It is part of your responsibility as a homeowner to do everything in your power to make sure your home and household are protected from such disasters. It’s true that nobody has full control over the elements, but this doesn’t mean you can’t prepare in advance for the worst. One thing you could do to lower the risk of fire, for instance, is to be proactive in choosing fire-resistant roofing materials.

When it comes to fire resistance, slate roofing is difficult to beat. Next to traditional wood and asphalt shingles, slate provides far more protection against fire. It is also highly durable and resistant to moss and algae growth. Other benefits include slate’s impermeability to water and outstanding insulating properties.ABC Roofing is a leader among Greensboro roofers who specialize in professional slate roof installation services.

They offer industry-leading manufacturer warranties for all the roofing products they use and are committed to adding real and lasting value to your home.If you are on the lookout for reliable roofers in Greensboro, NC, contact ABC Roofing today.

(Article and Image from “Wind Plays A Role InWhitsett House Fire”; April 11, 2014)