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Fireworks And Your Roof: What You Need To Know

by Glenda Perkins

The 4th of July has come and gone, but remnants of fireworks may still remain. Unfortunately, fireworks can be damaging to a roof, which can lead to bigger problems in the future if the damage is not repaired. Read on to learn more about fireworks and your roof. 

The Importance of Removing Ash and Debris Quickly

Ideally, you will want to remove ash and debris from fireworks on your roof quickly. Ash and debris may contain chemicals that can be damaging to your roof. In some cases, the ash and debris can cause your shingles to become discolored, while in other cases, hot ash and debris can burn holes in your shingles. Unfortunately, removing ash and debris yourself isn't easy. The easiest ways to remove ash and debris are to spray your roof down with a hose or to climb on your roof and wash debris and ash away with a soft-bristled brush and soapy water. 

Signs of Roof Damage From Fireworks

Following the Fourth of July, you should inspect your roof for signs of damage that may have occurred from fireworks. The tell-tale sign of firework damage to a roof includes burn or scorch marks or obvious holes in your asphalt or wood shingles. Asphalt shingles may also begin to curl or split if they are exposed to extreme heat. If you see signs that your roof may have been damaged by fireworks, you will want to call in a roofer for a more thorough inspection and to make the needed repairs. 

How to Prevent Firework Damage in the Future

While it is too late to prevent any potential damage that may have occurred this year, it is never too early to start thinking about protecting your roof for next year. One of the best ways to protect your roof from firework damage is to clear your roof of all excess debris, such as sticks and leaves, prior to the Fourth of July. Excess debris is more likely to catch on fire, which in turn, can damage your roof. Additionally, be mindful of which direction you point fireworks. Try to keep fireworks away from your home structure, including your roof. 

Fireworks can be damaging to your roof. If fireworks or ash have landed on your roof, it is important to have the roof cleaned and inspected. A roofing company can properly clean your roof, removing ash, chemicals, and debris, and then complete a full roof inspection. From there, they can repair any damage to your roof, ensuring your roof is in good condition once summer comes to an end and winter begins to arrive.

Contact a company like Danny Odom & Son Roofing to learn more.