4th of July Risks to Your Roof

4th of July Risks to Your Roof

When you think of the 4th of July, you might think of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, maybe a dip in the pool and, of course, fireworks. If you were a roofing contractor, like Alpha Roofing & Construction of Atlanta, on the other hand, you might be worried about what some of those fireworks could do to roofs in your area.

Every year bottle rockets and other types of fireworks that are set off as part of somebody’s backyard celebration end up landing on roofs in Temple, Douglasville and other western Georgia communities. And every year, some of those fireworks cause house fires. 

When a reader asked Popular Mechanics if bottle rockets are a serious fire danger, the answer was unequivocal. “Yes. Every year bottle rockets are the source of house fires,” Roy Berendson of Popular Mechanics said. “I had a close call with this several years ago, when I found a handful of charred leaves in a gutter. Probing deeper into the mess, I found the remains of a bottle rocket. But it could have been worse: Another neighbor found a copper-jacketed .45-caliber slug lodged in his roof.”

If you are worried about the fireworks your neighbors will be setting off, Berendson offers this advice: “As late as possible on July 4, wet down your yard and garden areas with a sprinkler. Take in materials like outdoor cushions and close patio umbrellas and awnings. Use a hose to soak your firewood pile, if you have one. Finally, clean dry debris like leaves, pine needles, and seed pods out of gutters and off roof valleys and shallow-pitched roofs such as over screened-in porches. It’s easy to do with a leaf blower. After that, all you have to do is try to enjoy the show.”

But, before the holiday rolls around, you might also want to get a roof inspection to see if you have any fire hazards. If your roofing is in Harlson County or Carol County, you can call on Alpha Roofing & Construction of Atlanta for a free roof inspection.

Proud to Be a GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractor

Proud to Be a GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractor

When the time comes to find a West Georgia roofing company that can install a new roof on your home or business, you want to find a roofing contractor you can trust, right? You want to find someone with experience who uses quality materials. You know that’s exactly what you’ll get with Alpha Roofing in Temple, GA, because we are a GAF Certified roofing contractor

Getting a new roof is a huge project with long-term implications. Using a GAF factory-certified roofing contractor means your roof will get done right – giving you peace of mind for a long, long time. GAF trains and tests thousands of the best roofers in the country and makes sure they’re appropriately licensed and insured so they can offer their best warranties.

What Makes GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractors the Best?

In the roofing industry, GAF Master Elite® Contractors are second to none. That’s because each certified roofing contractor must be:

  • Properly licensed by their state 
  • Adequately insured, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re covered in the unlikely event of an accident
  • Known for quality – that means having a reputation for providing quality roofing services throughout the community.
  • Committed to the latest methods and up-to-date with the latest technology and practices

And because Alpha Roofing Company, serving Atlanta’s roofing and construction needs, is certified by GAF it also means that we have the knowledge and expertise needed to help you choose the roof that’s right for you – whether you’re looking for a roofing company for a Douglasville, GA home in need of a new roof or a roofing company serving Carol County for emergency roof repairs

Alpha Roofing Company in Temple offers free, no-obligation roofing inspections and roofing estimates to homeowners and business owners throughout the Metro Atlanta area. And we are proud to be a GAF Certified roofing contractor that you can trust! If we can be of assistance, we hope you’ll get in touch