Fireworks & Roof Safety

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It’s that time of year again, everyone! The smell of BBQ and fireworks in the air, neighborhood 4th of July parades and endless family get togethers. You wouldn’t think your roof and fireworks is something to be concerned about but it is, and it is something you really need to pay attention too.

So what can you do so you can have a safe and fun 4th of July at your house? Here are a few tips and pointers we have listed below to ensure that you do:

• Clean out your gutters - If you have a bunch of leafs and debris in the gutters, they can easily be set on fire if any firework sparks lands on your roof

• Damaged Roof - If your roof is already damaged and missing shingles, roofing felt paper is usually exposed and this can easily be set on fire.

• Tree Branches - Any low hanging tree branches that are close to your roof can easily be set on fire then spread to the rest of your house. Make sure they are nicely trimmed so that this doesn’t happen.

• Climbing on Roof - One final piece of advice is not to climb up on your roof to get a better view of the neighborhood firework show as it is too dangerous and you could easily slip and fall.

• Climbing on Roof - One final piece of advice is not to climb up on your roof to get a better view of the neighborhood firework show as it is too dangerous and you could easily slip and fall.

• Spray your roof down - This isn’t a necessary thing to do, but it couldn’t hurt to take one extra precaution. Spraying your roof down with your hose could definitely help prevent anything from sparking up from your fireworks.

And of course if your roof does catch on fire, the first thing you should do is call 911. But if you follow these 4 easy steps, you should have a safe and fun 4th of July.




Craig McPeck