When making a decision regarding roofing, it is always wise to learn of the local risk of natural disasters - such as wildfires (as we are well aware of), also the risk of ice damming, codes, zoning, and other issues.
When making these decisions, always contact a qualified inpector such as us. We can let you know the best methods of staying protected. If you are having an inspection already, we will be able to tell you how your roof is looking and whether repairs are needed.
For protection, this can include many different tasks that all range in cost and difficulty. Although smaller changes can be made yourself, professionals should undertake any work that requires huge changes to the structure of the home or even work on the plumbing and electrical systems. For example, one simple change is the switching over to fire-resistant materials on the roof and a licensed contractor will normally carry out this work.