How to prevent metal roof panel fires

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the engineering society that regulates the roofing industry, says it is working to prevent roofing fires.

The association says it will be taking action against companies that don’t meet its standards and is urging all roofers to follow its recommendations.

“There are no quick fixes,” said Dave Reisner, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech who researches the issue.

“The best we can do is keep our eyes peeled.”

REFERENCES: http://www.asme.org/articles/2008/03/06/metal_roof_panel_fires_and_how_to_avoid_them/