The 4th of July weekend is almost here. Most people look forward to a three-day weekend full of good food, celebration, and fireworks. While the festivities are fun, the 4th of July weekend is also one of the most dangerous holiday weekends for homes and roofs. While homeowners shouldn’t be scared of this weekend, there are several precautions they can take to make sure their roof comes through unharmed.
The biggest risk to your roof this weekend is the fireworks that will be set off. If precautions aren’t taken, it could be easy for a stray spark to find its way onto a roof and start a fire. This is why fireworks should be set off in a place far away from any houses, and away from any trees, or other coverage. This protects nearby houses and other structures, and allows homeowners to enjoy the show without any fear.
As careful as a homeowner can be, they don’t have control over where their neighbors choose to set off 4th of July fireworks. This is why Cenvar Roofing recommends taking the time to trim any low-hanging tree branches near the roof. This ensures that if a stray spark does find its way into a tree, the risk of a roof fire is minimal.
Finally, in order to protect your roof, it’s important to stay off of it during the holiday. It may sound like a fun idea to climb up onto your roof to watch neighborhood fireworks, but roofs are high, steep, and potentially slippery, and roofing materials can be easily damaged when they are walked on. For your safety, and the safety of your roof, it is best to stay on the ground.
Cenvar Roofing, conveniently located in Zion Crossroads, hopes these tips help you protect your roof as you prepare for the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!