Like many areas of the home, regular roof care and maintenance is an important step in maintaining roof safety and an overall safe home. Wear and tear can be detrimental to your roof and shorten its roof lifespan. For example, the cold will make shingles more brittle, while the heat will soften them. Both temperatures weaken a roof.
While we would suggest leaving more of walking on your roof to professionals, it’s important to know what roof safety precautions to take should you ever have to be up there. Falls are, after all, the leading cause of construction worker fatalities per year; and despite their broader exposure to walking on rooftops, it’s still worth noting to keep you as cautious as possible while on your roof to clean or carry out other simple maintenance tasks.
Do everything you can to:
Roof safety might seem obvious for those of us who manage to get up and down from one without falling off. However, the truth is, the more you learn about maintaining your roof, from a professional roof inspection or otherwise, the more you will learn what can be an unnecessary detriment to your safety and the overall durability of your roof.