How to reduce the vulnerability of roofs
- Replace a wood shake or shingle roof with a Class A roof.
- Remove accumulated vegetative debris from the roof.
- If there is a space between the roofing materials and roof deck, make sure that the openings between the covering and the roof deck are blocked.
- Repair areas as needed.
- If the roof consists of Class B or C roofing materials, determine if the underlayment in the assembly provides Class A protection as indicated in manufacturer installation instructions. When viewed from the edge of the roof, these materials would either look like gypsum wallboard or overlapping 4-foot wide sections of an asphalt composition roof covering. Maintain the roof covering and replace with a Class A product when needed.