October 30, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.
By Evelyn Witterholt.
In order to stay protected during fire season, homes in areas affected by wildfires need a Class A roof to stay protected from fire damage.
Although the peak of fire season is typically June through August, some areas can still be affected until late October or even November. Homeowners in areas with frequent fires need to be prepared. An older home with a roof made from older materials is more likely to face fire damage than a home that is made of fire-resistant materials. One quality a fire-resistant roof must have is a Class A rating, but not many homeowners know what exactly that means.
Here’s what you can tell your customers about Class A roofs:
Why get a Class A roof
Not all fire-resistant materials are alike. In order for a roofing material to be truly fire-resistant, it must be Class A rated. A fire rating is determined by a fire-test-response standard from ASTM E108. During these tests, a material is assessed for its ability to withstand flames and not let them penetrate the roof covering. Class A rating has the highest ranking for fire resistance, while Class B is moderate and Class C is light. So naturally, homeowners would want a Class A rated roof because these materials are the most resistant to fires.
Where to get Class A roofing materials
Recently, Quarrix’s Composite Roofing Double Roman synthetic tile earned a Class A rating! Not only can you assure homeowners that their roof is more fire-resistant, this material also does not crack or break. These composite roofing tiles are also resistant to mold, moss and algae and come in a wide variety of colors. So for your next job in a fire-prone area, consider offering Quarrix’s Composite Roofing Double Roman synthetic tile!
Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie.