Ideally, roofs should be inspected only by roof inspectors hired to perform an assessment or by a Fort Worth roofing company just about to start work on the roof – these two types of specialists are trained and qualified to walk on roofs safely, to detect even very small or hidden issues and to perform specific tasks on the roof professionally. However, beside evaluation and repair or replacement, there can be many other reasons why a homeowner might want to climb up to the roof, for example, if the roof has just one displaced tile that needs to be fixed. If in a situation like this you would climb up on the roof without thinking twice, here are some tips how to do it safely:
- Use a stable ladder that can be anchored – anchoring the ladder to the roof edge is very important for preventing falls;
- Wear the right clothes – comfortable work clothes, non-slip shoes and a helmet are also essential;
- Safety gear – fall arrest harnesses should never be left on the ground;
- Never work alone – having someone to help you from the ground is a very important safety precaution and it also makes your work on the roof easier.