How To Walk On A Roof Safely

One of the most important things when it comes to roofing is safety. Being on top of a roof can be a very dangerous thing if the correct precautions are not taken.

The first step is to make sure you have a safe access to the roof. If you are using a ladder make sure it is sturdy and reaches 3 feet above the roof line.

Another thing to keep in mind is the type of shoes you are wearing. Shoes with rubber soles or gum sole work boots with give you the best traction. Never wear flip flops or sandals!

Make sure while you are walking on roof tops to stay away from the edge line and do not look over to edge, this may cause someone to become dizzy.

Avoid walking on shingled or tarred roofs in hot summer heat as well as roofs with snow or frost on them

Lastly always have a partner. Someone who is on the ground that can call for help if needed. Never walk on a roof top by your self.

As always Exterior Specialties of PA is here to help you with all your roofing problems.

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