Even the most well-constructed roof can fall victim to the elements. Especially in areas with extreme weather. But, no matter what your damage is, we can help you get the money you need to get it fixed fast.
Fire is not the most common kind of damage claim, but it is the most costly. Fires account for about 25% of all property damage claims, and it’s easy to see why. It only takes a small spark to ignite a fire that consumes an entire building. And the destruction caused by fire is usually total.
Probably the clearest indication of a lightning strike is also the most devastating. Even if kept contained from spreading to the rest of the structure, a fire can cause massive amounts of damage to your roof.
Combustion is the process of burning, in which fire consumes wood and other substances, turning them into coal, ash, and smoke. Fires can be started by natural forces like lightning or can be ignited by faulty wiring or other accidental means. It takes only air, fuel, and ample heat to cause combustion, and once ignited, it will spread if not extinguished.
Unfortunately, extinguishing a property fire will also cause damage. Water is commonly used to stop a fire by removing the oxygen from its fuel source. In order to do this, the wood or other material being consumed by the fire must be thoroughly drenched to the point of soaking, which may stop the fire, but at the cost of significant water damage.
The most damaging thing produced by a fire is heat. Extreme heat from a building fire can melt plastics and even metals, which can cause structural damage. Additionally, burnt or charred support beams can be weakened to the point of failure, making them incapable of withstanding normal stresses like wind or accumulated snow.
Fires also generate a substantial amount of smoke, which is itself toxic to humans. Smoke can permeate and stain walls and other surfaces, leaving an acrid odor that can last for years and be expensive to eradicate.
Even if a fire did not reach the roof, rising heat from a fire may nonetheless have affected the roof’s structural integrity.
Therefore, it is essential that your roof be carefully inspected by a structural engineer following any property fire, be it internal or external.
Your Roof Has A Hard Job. It Must Constantly Protect You And Your Belongings From Some Of Nature’s Most Savage And Unforgiving Forces.