Metal Roofs Help Prevent Spread of Fires

For Immediate Release
As residents in Southern California began to clean up from the wildfires last fall, the survivors wondered what preventive measures they might take to avoid this level of devastation in the future. The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) and fire prevention experts suggest that installing a metal roof is one of the most proactive steps that can be taken to reduce the chance of a house being destroyed by fire and the ability of the fires to spread. “I’ve seen too many homes burned to the ground, (a tragedy) that could’ve been prevented,” says Jim McMullen, former California State Fire Marshall. “A metal roof is one of the best steps a homeowner can take to prevent the spread of residential fires and save their own homes.” “What happened in Southern California may not have been preventable, but if there were more metal roofs on residences it might have been more easily contained. As residents look ahead to rebuilding their homes, residential metal roofing should be considered as a strong preventive measure,” he adds.