Roof Safety Basics

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Roof Safety Basics

A roofing project is one of the most dangerous home-improvement projects that you can take on. A DIY roofing project such as repairing cracked flashing or even repairing a missing shingle may seem simple, but when you get up on a roof it can often be a much more difficult process. Before you decide to get up on the roof it’s important that you know more about all of the safety risks you are taking. Here are some of the basics that you should know before you get started on a roofing repair.

Organize Your Work Area

Make sure that before you get up on a roof, the area around the ladder is cleared and blocked off from children and pets. Choose the ideal conditions and never get up on the roof when it is slippery or wet.

Make sure that you are not working on your roof in extreme temperatures as they can often cause damage to your shingles or prevent them from sealing properly. Wearing a soft-soled shoe can often provide optimal traction while you are up on the roof.

Ladders

Make sure that you are placing any ladder on level ground, always use the proper size ladder and make sure that you are using a ladder hook to keep your ladder secure on the roof. Keeping key points of contact on your ladder at all times and maintaining your balance can be crucial to roofing maintenance.

Electrical Safety

Make sure that you will not be exposed to any type of electricity while you are up on the roof. Monitoring power lines, checking for fallen branches and more can be crucial towards doing any type of roofing maintenance. Preparing before you go up on the ladder and making sure that you won’t be exposed to electricity before you start working can prevent major accidents.

If you are interested in performing simple repairs on your roof and you do not want to take the risks, working with a professional roofing contractor can be a much safer way that you can fix up your roofing problems without risking harm. Contact our professional roofing contractors today if you need assistance with a roofing project and you want to stay safe.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best  roofing contractor St Petersburg Fl. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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