This is the first of a series of helpful tips on how you can make simple repairs to your roof and reduce the possibility that you made need a roof restoration in future.
First up… SAFETY!
Repairing roofs can be a dangerous job if the correct precautions are not taken. The following safety tips should be adhered to attentively:
- If you’re susceptible to dizziness or fainting spells, or have a general dislike of heights, doing your own roof repair may not be a good idea.
- Start roof repair early in the morning or wait until later in the evening.
- In the middle of the day you’ll be in direct sunlight, without any shade or opportunity for a break.
- If you must do your repair during the middle of the day, ensure you take adequate sun care precautions.
- Don’t do roof repair on your own. Make sure someone is nearby in case you need help.
- Have a sturdy ladder, for getting onto and off the roof, and ensure someone is holding the ladder as you ascend and descend.
- If you do metal roof repair and have to cut sheet metal be very careful. The edges are extremely sharp.
As you can see from this image, we construct safety railing before beginning a roof restoration, to make the work area as safe as possible. Not everyone can go to these lengths to ensure safety, but every little bit counts.