Is It a Safe To Walk On Your Roof? – Bob Jahn’s Roofing in Roseville
The short answer is “no.” It may be tempting to walk on your roof in order to clean off debris, fix a broken shingle, or unclog the gutters and that makes sense. However, Bob Jahn recommends that you refrain from going up on your roof. Call a professional instead. A roofing contractor and expert, Bob Jahn is an ideal choice for roofing, roofers, commercial roofing, and residential Roofing. We help residents in Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Auburn, Sacramento County, Placer County, and the Highway 80 Corridor.
Reasons You Shouldn’t Walk On Your Roof
To make it easy for you to understand, we’ve put together the reasons why it’s not a good idea to walk on your roof.
- Basic safety issues – it’s just straight-up dangerous! You’re high up above ground, prone to falling, either by slipping, wind, sudden fear of heights, or some other unexpected cause. Especially for someone who is not professionally experienced, it can quickly become a dangerous situation. You do not want to risk major bodily harm from walking on your roof.
- Roof structures are generally not meant to be walked on. And the older the roof, the more likely it is to break with weight on it. And it’s not always easy to notice a weak spot on a roof just by sight or touch.
- While most shingles are flexible, other materials such as clay can easily be damaged and broken when walking on them. In general, it’s easy to damage or break any roof material on most residential homes. And even if you don’t notice it, after stepping on roof tiles, hairline cracks might form that eventually will lead to leaks.
- Slopes can vary widely in their degrees, but a slope is a slope. And you know what they say about slippery slopes.
We Know Roofing! Give Us a Call Today For All Your Roofing Questions For Your Sacramento Home!
Generally, it’s much safer to call a professional roofing contractor to help you. We also have a list of questions to ask your contractor. Bob Jahn’s Roofing team is always here to help. Call or email us as soon as you can and we’ll be right there with you.