After the recent wildfires that have swept the country, Lucas Metal Works, Inc. and the company’s brand of metal roofing panels, Lucas Metal Roofing, decided to look further into the fire resistance of metal panels. With friends, family members, and fellow Oklahomans in Lucas Metal Works’ home state who lost their home, crops, livestock, pets, and unfortunately some their life. The company wanted to ensure that company was providing homeowners with a roofing material that helped fight the spread of wildfires. Unlike the asphalt shingle and wood shake roofing systems. The company took the next step to ensure their panels met and exceeded industry standards by passing the UL Roofing Standards test for both Fire and Impact.
Lucas Metal Roofing‘s brand of fire resistant metal roofing is inherently non-combustible, making it a great choice for areas where there is a risk for wildfires. Most house fires in these areas are caused when hot embers, or flying brands, fall on the roof and ignite the roofing material. Burning branches, leaves, and other debris are carried by heated air and wind and can threaten houses a considerable distance from the actual fire. A fire resistant roof covering adds an enormous amount of fire protection to your building structure and has been proven to help save homes in areas ravaged by wildfire.
Lucas Metal Roofing‘s metal panels are Class A fire resistant rating which is the highest rating given in accordance to the UL 790 standard test methods for fire resistant tests of roof coverings. The UL 790 test covers the fire resistance performance of roof coverings exposed to simulated fire sources originating from outside a building on which the roof covering is installed. See below to learn more about the class ratings of roof coverings. Rated as Class A, B, or C as defined below:
Class A – Roof coverings are effective against severe fire test exposures. Under such fire exposures, roof coverings of this class afford a high degree of fire protection to the roof deck, do not slip from position, and are not expected to product flying brands.
Class B – Roof coverings are effective against moderate fire test exposures. Under such fire exposures, roof coverings of this class afford a moderate degree of fire protection to the roof deck, do not slip from position, and are not expected to product flying brands.
Class C – Roof coverings are effective against light fire test exposures. Under such fire exposures, roof coverings of this class afford a light degree of fire protection to the roof deck, do not slip from position, and are not expected to product flying brands.
Because of the proven benefits of fire resistant roofing materials such as metal, some towns have established building codes restricting the use of combustible roofing materials such as wood shakes and asphalt shingles. Remember to check local building codes prior to commencing your metal roofing project. Call a Lucas Metal Roofing Expert to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing panels and to get a material quote for your metal roofing project, 866-689-8904.
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