As wildfires ravage the West Coast, tens of thousands of Californians evacuate their homes with little hope of returning to them intact. Heat waves and Santa Ana high winds exacerbate the issue, creating the impetus of extreme fire devastation; early damage estimates in the coastal city of Carlsbad alone near the $20 million mark as homes are reduced to ashes.
While firefighters work to contain the flames, homeowners should learn best-protection practices against future devastation. As past Southern Californian wildfires like those in Cedar Ridge, Harmony Grove and Witch Creek demonstrate, metal roofs offer premium shields.
Some roofing companies have harnessed the benefits of metal, Gerard roofing being the primary example. Their beautiful profiles and built to last permanent non-combustible roofing solutions come with Class-A fire ratings. The lightweight systems provide many homeowners, from Southern California and beyond, with roofs able to stand up to an array of extreme conditions.