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by Fred on October 4, 2012

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Which Fireproof Roofing Material Is Suitable In Chula Vista

You have visualized this all your life. A dream home situated in the heart of Chula Vista, California. Before setting out to complete your building materials, take the time to know which component will protect your abode from California's infamous wildfires. Select the roofing material certified with a Class A-B-C rating. It is also necessary to know how each type of roofing material responds to fire sparks and similar combustible elements.

Metal Roofing is known for its durability and fire resistance because of its non-combustible properties. However, metal is a great conductor of heat, and in the event of a fire, it may still cause conflagration to other flammable items near it. Chemicals for household use that contain gases will explode due to continuous increase of intense heat. When opting for a metal roof, use a fireproof insulation that can contain the heat. Depending on the insulation used, metal roof can be rated as class A or B.

Clay or concrete tile roof is a great fireproof and insulating material because it is made of naturally occurring substances like soil and cement. It carries a class A fire resistance rating because it is non-combustible and does not conduct heat. It is heavy though, and has the tendency to crack in cold climates. But that should not be a problem if you are using it in a dry sunny county.

Slate is a high-end roofing material that also carries a class A fire resistance rating. It is made of stone, slivers of rock, minerals and volcanic ash. It is considered as one of the best roofing options for fire prone areas. It is also very heavy because of its composition, so the roof needs additional reinforcement before installation. When buying slate, make sure that you are getting genuine rock slate and not merely fake slate. Fake slates are made of wood, these are cheaper that the rock slate, but not entirely fireproof.

Asphalt shingle or shake is the most popular roofing material because of its durability and price. It is available in two compositions, fiberglass and organic. Fiberglass mixed asphalt can carry a class A fire resistance rating if paired with a fireproof insulation, while an organic mixed asphalt carry a class C fire resistance rating with appropriate insulation. There are two disadvantages to using asphalt shingles: 1) on hot dry climates, it can break, because exposure to heat and ultraviolet rays can break off its granules, and 2) it is composed of chemicals that may explode during a fire. In essence, it is not fully fire-resistant.

Vinyl membranes are roofing materials made of PVC, a fire-resistant plastic. Vinyl also contains fire retardants that decelerate its capability to catch fire. When the source of fire is removed, vinyl can extinguish the flame quickly by itself. Although durable, vinyl roofs require regular inspection for signs of damage, especially after a major weather disturbance because of its lightness and flexibility.

Wood shake or shingle is the least dependable material during fires. However, there are wood treatments and protective coatings available that make an unrated wood roof into a class B rated roof. It would pose a great risk though, especially in a community frequented by wild fires.

To know more about highly resistant roofing assemblies, ask your local Chula Vista dealer.

You have visualized this all your life. A dream home situated in the heart of Chula Vista, California. Before setting out to complete your building materials, take the time to know which component will protect your abode from California's infamous wildfires. Select the roofing material certified with a Class A-B-C rating. It is also necessary to know how each type of roofing material responds to fire sparks and similar combustible elements. Metal Roofing is known for its durability and fire resistance because of its non-combustible properties. However, metal is a great conductor of heat, and in the event of a fire, it may still cause conflagration to other flammable items near it. Chemicals for household use that contain gases will explode due to continuous increase of intense heat. When opting for a metal roof, use a fireproof insulation that can contain the heat. Depending on the insulation used, metal roof can be rated as class A or B.

Clay or concrete tile roof is a great fireproof and insulating material because it is made of naturally occurring substances like soil and cement. It carries a class A fire resistance rating because it is non-combustible and does not conduct heat. It is heavy though, and has the tendency to crack in cold climates. But that should not be a problem if you are using it in a dry sunny county. Slate is a high-end roofing material that also carries a class A fire resistance rating. It is made of stone, slivers of rock, minerals and volcanic ash. It is considered as one of the best roofing options for fire prone areas. It is also very heavy because of its composition, so the roof needs additional reinforcement before installation. When buying slate, make sure that you are getting genuine rock slate and not merely fake slate. Fake slates are made of wood, these are cheaper that the rock slate, but not entirely fireproof. Asphalt shingle or shake is the most popular roofing material because of its durability and price. It is available in two compositions, fiberglass and organic. Fiberglass mixed asphalt can carry a class A fire resistance rating if paired with a fireproof insulation, while an organic mixed asphalt carry a class C fire resistance rating with appropriate insulation.

There are two disadvantages to using asphalt shingles:

1) on hot dry climates, it can break, because exposure to heat and ultraviolet rays can break off its granules, and

2) it is composed of chemicals that may explode during a fire. In essence, it is not fully fire-resistant. Vinyl membranes are roofing materials made of PVC, a fire-resistant plastic. Vinyl also contains fire retardants that decelerate its capability to catch fire. When the source of fire is removed, vinyl can extinguish the flame quickly by itself. Although durable, vinyl roofs require regular inspection for signs of damage, especially after a major weather disturbance because of its lightness and flexibility. Wood shake or shingle is the least dependable material during fires. However, there are wood treatments and protective coatings available that make an unrated wood roof into a class B rated roof. It would pose a great risk though, especially in a community frequented by wild fires. To know more about highly resistant roofing assemblies, ask your local Chula Vista dealer.

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    Christain Shepardsguide dierctory. can you help me?
    It is a directory of communities and I am in need of a legally certified roofer..

    • ANSWER:
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  3. QUESTION:
    Why is solar power so difficult to obtain?
    I’m re-roofing my house and have been unable to find a certified roofer in my state that offers solar power as an option, let alone make it as affordable as the norm roofing materials. It’s as if the greenhouse effect doesn’t exist.

    I’m ashamed of our lack of green options in Florida (and the Nation).

    • ANSWER:
      Hey cool it. This is a world wide scientific problem. The greens keep going on about alternative energy as if it is widely available and cost effective.

      Of all the alternative energy sources solar power is the pits. It is in fact the most expensive and environmentally unfriendly way to produce power yet found!

      Solar panels are very expensive to produce and have a very short life before they deteriorate and break down. They also require batteries or similar storage devices which also have a short life. Environmentally harmful heavy metals and chemicals are involved as well producing a disposal problem and next to nothing in it is recyclable. Just producing the panels and the associated equipment needed will produce far more polution than the panels could ever prevent. In short solar panels are very definitely not environmentally sound.

      As for comparison with normal roofing materials there is no chance. Completely re-roofing your house with normal materials will be far cheaper than the cost of the minimum panels required and then you have the wiring and storage devices to be paid for as well. Your conventional roof should last for years. Solar panels will start deterioratind within a few years and the produce less and less power as time goes on. They would need servicing regularly and in the lifetime of your roof you would need to replace them and the storage devices a number of times.

      Solar water heating – now that is worth going for.

  4. QUESTION:
    how do i write a certified letter demanding a lien be removed from my home?
    I was advised by a lawyer to send the roofer a certified letter demanding he remove the lien from my home and that he start suite. I have no idea how to write this letter, or what to include. I really need this lien that was unfairly put against my house, off, so i can sell it immediately!
    The lawyer gave me this advice for free. I Do not have the $ to pay him just to write me a letter. I, like many people, am a “victim of our poor economy” which is why im desperate to sell my house to begin with 🙁

    • ANSWER:
      No, this will not remove a mechanics lien unless you can provide proof you paid this off.

      It is you that has to take the contractor to court and prove you do not owe them, not the other way around.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can I place a lien on a roofers’ property?
    I hired a roofer to replace my roof after Hurricane Wilma damaged it. It took him over a year to finish the roof after consent phone calls and certified letters sent to the roofer. Meanwhile, the tile supplier placed a lien on my house because the roofer never paid him for the tiles. To make a long story short, I had to hire an attorney to try to fix the problem. The attorney had the roofer sign a document stating they would pay the contractor plus interest that I was being charged. Unfortnately, the roofer never complied with the document and I ended up paying the tile contractor. I could no longer pay the attorney so he told me to take the roofer to small claims court. At this point, I’m out ,000. I took the roofer to small claims but he never showed up; therefore, he defaulted. Now I have to claim my ,000 so can I place a lien on his property to assure I get paid? Also, we found out that we are not the only customers that the roofer did this to. What can we do?

    • ANSWER:
      Judgment is the easy part collections is the hard part, you maybe be able to place a lien on the roofers house, but does not mean you will get paid, if the house is foreclosed you do not get paid, if the roofer waits 30 years to sell, you will have to wait 30 years for payment

      Look to your local court house, but you should be able to file a motion in court requiring the roofer to come in an answer question on his assets, each state has different name, but usually an information subpoena is the name, then once you find assets attach them


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