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What To Know If Your Neighbor Has A Fire

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

A fire can spring up from nowhere, and can engulf a home or business very quickly.  No one wants their property to suffer fire damage, whether it be a total or partial loss.  What many people do not know is that even a fire occurring in close proximity to your structure can cause significant damage, especially to an asphalt roof.

How does this happen?

A nearby fire can cause damage to your roof by producing a massive amount of heat.  This damage can be diagnosed if you can observe any of the following situations.

  • Melted or runny asphalt
  • Distortion in the top coating of the shingle
  • Blistering due to heat or burning embers
  • Singed shingles

If you can see any of these, your roof may be compromised.  This damage, if not fixed properly, could lead to issues ranging from improper insulation to increased risk for water damage.

If you or your neighbor has a fire, take the time to inspect your roof.  If it looks at all damaged, make sure to get the problem dealt with as soon as possible.  SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton is skilled in roof repair after a fire.  Give us a call today at 203.324.1642.

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