Why You Should Avoid Walking On The Roof Of Your Home

Jun 22, 2021Blog, Roofing

Sometimes, you might think that the best way to fix your house is by taking care of it yourself. But there are some jobs around the home which require a professional touch.

Replacing your lightbulbs or trimming your hedges is an excellent example of jobs around the house you can complete. Tackling highly skilled tasks like home renovations or any roofing work, we would highly caution against.

Often, homeowners’ first mistake when trying to do any roofing work is just walking about their roof as if it were an ordinary stroll on the sidewalk. Walking on your roof without knowing where to step or how heavy you should tread is often the leading way homeowners either damage their roofs or injure themselves.

Roofing work is a highly skilled job, and we recommend that you call in the professionals if there are any issues up on your roof. Professionals like our BulletROOF team know precisely how to navigate your roofing system and repair any roofing issues accurately and efficiently.

 

These are some of the reasons why you should refrain from walking on your roof.

 

Potential Injury

Your home’s roofing system is often the highest point on your property. If your home has a pitched roof, its steep slopes can be tough to navigate safely. Walking up on your roof increases your risk of falling off and injuring yourself. Making a simple mistake can result in costly medical bills and roofing issues that still need to be dealt with.

Protect yourself and your home by hiring your trusted local roofer. It’s always best to hire a professional roofing company to tend to all your roofing needs. They have experience navigating roofing systems, and they have all the tools to do so safely.

 

Damages To Your Roof

Applying too much pressure to a shingle or tile as you are walking can lead to them cracking, loosening, or breaking off altogether. Stepping on your gutter system or roofing elements that have sustained previous damage before may also result in these structures breaking or coming loose under the weight of your footstep.

Everything might look OK to you, but you might risk damaging your roof and your home. Experienced roofers know what to look out for, where to step and what to avoid when working on your roof. They’ve built up this experience over several years in the industry.

 

Insurance Issues

If you’re going to be walking on your roof, your insurance may not cover any damages that you cause or injuries you incur.

There are lots at risk when you take roofing issues into your own hands. It’s always safer to hire a professional roofing team so that you and all those who live in your home have some peace of mind.

 

Call BullerROOF today for all your roofing needs!

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