Protect Your Home against Fire with Slate Roofing

Accidents happen, and one of the worst things an individual or family can experience is a house fire. The large-scale loss of property, security, even lives—these are things no one deserves to experience. Below is an account of a recent fire in Marlboro, Monmouth County:

A large home in the Morganville section of the township was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, reports said…

…Sgt. Gerald Arminio told the newspaper that the homeowners reported the fire after smoke alarms woke them.

The home’s occupants were not injured, Arminio said, but two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Water lines had to be stretched along the roadway to fight the fire in the home, which is not visible from the street.

House fires are dangerous and unpredictable, so preventing them is key to avoiding disaster. There are a few precautionary measures you can take to enhance your home’s protection against fire. These include:

  • Installing a smoke alarm.
  • Placing fire extinguishers at accessible spots.
  • Regularly inspecting electrical systems.
  • Using fire-resistant materials.

Choosing fire-resistant building materials can kick your home’s protection up considerably. One excellent example of a material with outstanding fire resistance is slate tiles for roofs.

Slate roofs offer more than just elegant aesthetics. They have been a popular choice among homeowners for centuries because of slate’s durability and cost-effectiveness. Advancements in manufacturing technology have also made it possible to boost slate’s fire resistance even further.

Monmouth County NJ roof expert All County Exteriors offers clients a full range of roofing options, including slate tile. Their team has been designing and installing roofs on homes and buildings throughout New Jersey for more than three decades. All County Exteriors is known for their attention to detail and commitment to helping clients get the full benefits of their home improvement investments.

Enhance your home’s protection today and call All County Exteriors, the Monmouth County NJ roofing contractor homeowners can trust.

(Article Excerpt from “Report: Early-morning blaze destroys $1M Marlboro home, injures firefighters”,, May 7, 2014)