It is so very important that you take all the necessary precautions when doing any kind of work on your roof. A study revealed that falls from roofs accounted for 1/3 of fall-related construction fatalities from 1992-2009. This is not to scare you. This is so that you will understand how dangerous it is to get up on your roof without using the proper safety gear correctly. You may find it necessary to climb up on your roof to fix broken shingles, clean up debris or clean your gutters, but going without a secured safety harness and using proper precautions can have deadly consequences. Here are some thing to be watchful of:
Never work on your roof alone. If something should happen, the faster they can get to you the better. Before you climb that ladder be sure it is on a solid, level surface. Be sure the legs are secured to prevent slipping. Be aware of where you are placing the ladder as resting it against the guttering is not a good option due to the damage it can cause. Don’t walk on your roof when it is wet, especially if there are leaves present as it can be extremely slippery. Be careful where you leave tools and materials as you are working. If you keep everything picked up there is less chance of tripping and falling over them. Wear sturdy shoes or boots as they will give you the traction you need and help prevent slipping. Be careful where you step and how hard you step as shingles can crack and break under your weight. Never do roof work if there are storms of any kind in your area, especially if it is windy. A gust of wind can take a person right off the roof and unto the ground in a moment. Keep your focus and don’t get distracted. Also, stay away from the edge of the roof at all times. One miss-step can land you in a terrible situation. If you suffer from vertigo or are afraid or uncomfortable with heights, do not go on the roof. This is not the time to “just try” to get over your issue. Falling from a roof is not a short fall.
As stated before, climbing onto your roof is not something to be taken lightly. It is best to contact a qualified roofing contractor who has the equipment and takes every safety precaution to ensure not only their safety but your roof’s safety as well. Why not let the experienced professionals at Ronningen Roofing do your roofing inspections and repairs. They have the training and the knowledge to inspect your entire roofing system and schedule any needed repairs. IF you're looking for a qualified Canon Falls, MN Roofing Contractor our customer service is our number one priority. Allow us to do the work for you while you stay safe and secure.