Why Homes in Fire Prone Areas Need Class A Roofs

Quarrix Class A Roofs
October 22, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.

By Evelyn Witterholt. 

Homeowners in areas prone to wildfires need a Class A roof to protect their homes from fire damage. 

Although we are past the time for wildfire season, homeowners in areas with frequent fires need to get prepared for next year. A home made from older materials is more likely to face fire damage than a home that is made of fire-resistant materials. One quality a fire-resistant roof must have is a Class A rating, but not many homeowners know what exactly that means. 

Why get a Class A roof 

According to Lauren White, not all fire-resistant materials are alike. In order for a roofing material to be truly fire-resistant, it must be Class A rated. A fire rating is determined by a fire-test-response standard from ASTM E108. During these tests, a material is assessed for its ability to withstand flames and not let them penetrate the roof covering. Class A rating has the highest ranking for fire resistance, while Class B is moderate and Class C is light. So naturally, homeowners would want a Class A rated roof because these materials of are the most resistant to fires. 

Where to get Class A roofing materials 

Recently, Quarrix’s Composite Roofing Double Roman synthetic tile earned a Class A rating! Not only can you assure homeowners that their roof is more fire-resistant, this material also does not crack or break. These composite roofing tiles are also resistant to mold, moss and algae and come in a wide variety of colors. So if you’re looking to improve the fire-resistance of your roof, consider upgrading with Quarrix’s Composite Roofing Double Roman synthetic tile! 

Learn more about Quarrix in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit quarrix.com

About Evelyn  

Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie.

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