Believe it or not, fixing up a roof is more dangerous than it looks. Walking along a sloped surface to do some DIY general or hail damage repair can be tricky, more so when you add the fact that you’re also one slip away from falling off the roof. This is why it’s best to leave any roofing work to the professionals who not only know the right way to do things but also have adequate safety training to properly finish the job.
However, if you insist on doing some work on your own roof— perhaps a basic temporary fix while you wait for your appointment with the roofing company— it’s best to be aware of some safety measures to avoid any accidents. Here are a few of the best safety tips from our experts at Coxco GC Inc.
Notice your roofing contractors will always mind where their ladders are resting before getting up on them. If the foot of the ladder rests on a smooth concrete surface, they will check for any stray gravel that might cause slipping. For wooden surfaces, you’ll often find them making use of a wooden board as a “stopper” to keep the ladder in place. On bare soil, they will dig a hole about four to six inches deep and rest the ladder there.
Never underestimate the usefulness of a helmet, a pair of gloves and some sturdy shoes. Make sure the soles get enough traction to prevent slips. Steel-toed footwear can also prevent foot injury in case tools or other objects fall on your feet.
Mind Your Work
Don’t attempt a full roof replacement project on your own. Even small repairs must always be done with safety top of mind. Put away corded tools when they are not in use and keep the cords in mind when moving around.
Keep yourself safe and simply call our professionals at Coxco GC Inc for all your roof installation, maintenance, and repair needs. Give us a call at (972) 441-2775 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve Cartington, TX.