The 4th of July is coming up this weekend, and with it the barbecues, celebrations, good food, and fireworks. But along with the fun and celebration, there comes a significant danger to homes, and roofs, all over the New River Valley region. Instead of being nervous, however, there are several practical steps homeowners can take to keep their roof safe while they enjoy the 3 day weekend.
The biggest risk to your roof during the 4th of July weekend are the fireworks that will be set off. One of the best ways for homeowners to protect their roofs during this time is to pay careful attention to where they set off fireworks. To protect your roof, choose a location that is out in the open, and far away from your home. This will guard against any stray sparks that may escape finding their way to the roof and causing a roof fire.
No matter how careful a homeowner is, they don’t have control over where their neighbors choose to set off fireworks. This is why Cenvar Roofing recommends taking the time to trim any low hanging branches back away from the roof of your house. This will minimize the risk of a stray spark from a neighbors firework finding its way to a branch near the roof of the house, and starting a fire.
Finally, while climbing on top of your roof to watch the neighborhood fireworks shows with your family sounds like a blast, it isn’t safe – for your family or for your roof. Roofs are steep, high, and potentially slippery, and roofing materials can be easily damaged if they are stepped or sat on without great care. This is why Cenvar Roofing recommends safety first. Enjoy the fireworks on the ground, and protect yourself – and your roof from accidents.
Cenvar Roofing, conveniently located in Christiansburg, VA hopes these tips help you protect your roof as you prepare for the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!