When it comes to your roof, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the outbreak of a fire. After all, roofing comes with its own list of potential problems to prioritise and prevent. Here at Valent Roofing we believe it is our mission to ensure that every roof we consult on has the necessary fire prevention measures in place as the occurrence of a fire in your roof cavity is incredibly dangerous. Read our guide to find out how they can be prevented…

Electrics

Many homes have wires and electrics that are fed through the empty cavity that is your attic and it is important to regularly check that they are in good condition. After all, broken seals, surging and overheating are all aspects that can cause a fire to break out in a matter of seconds.

Chimney Sweeping

Whether you realise it or not, a functioning chimney and fireplace requires rigorous upkeep in order to prevent a chimney fire. After all, the chimney runs straight through the centre of your home and comes to a stop on the roof. This means that if you don’t keep creosote under control a chimney fire can devastate your entire home, starting with the roof.

Infestations

More creatures find their way into your home than you think but it is when they start making themselves comfortable that the danger forms. After all rats and birds are known to chew through wires inside your attack, exposing the cables inside and a spark is all it takes to set the roof alight. If you suspect an infestation, it is important that you consult a professional immediately.

Fire Protection Cladding

Here at Valent Roofing we believe that fire protection comes from many different angles. Our high-quality fire protection cladding is extremely resilient when it comes to stopping the spread of a fire in its tracks and we believe that every property should have it installed in order to guarantee safety at every level.

Science tells us that smoke rises which is why we are often advised to crawl to an exit during a fire as it reduces the amount of smoke that we will inhale. The problem with this is that smoke detectors on ceilings often won’t pick up the first signs of a fire inside the roofing cavity. This means that they often go unnoticed until the damage and danger is severe. By following our guide on how to fireproof your roof and prevent fire outbreaks, you can ensure that your property will never have to suffer the brutality of a fire. To find out more information, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts here at Valent Roofing today!