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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Roofing safety

Roofing jobs should ideally be performed during dry, mild weather. Rain, ice or wind not only cause a roof or ladder to become slick and dangerous, but can ruin roofing materials. Underlayment, when wet, wrinkles, and needs to be dried before applying the shingles. The roof's wood deck needs to be dry before applying underlayment. Even morning dew poses a risk against the roofer, so be sure to check that the roof surface, all equipment and materials are dry before beginning a job, and that there is no risk of rain or high winds that day.
Working on a roof requires extra caution. The surface is usually slick, sloped, and well above the ground. Following are some precautions to take when making roof repairs:
• Don't walk on a roof any more than is necessary or you
may cause more damage. Don't walk on tile and slate roofs at all—they're slippery and breakable.
• Let a professional make any repairs on a steeply pitched roof—one that slopes more than 25 degrees or rises more than 4 vertical inches for every 12 horizontal inches.
• Wear loose, comfortable clothing and non-slip rubber-soled shoes with good ankle support.
• Work on the roof only in dry, calm, warm weather. A wet roof can be treacherously slick; a sudden wind can knock you off balance.
• Never work on the roof when lightning threatens.
• Be careful not to put your weight on brittle or old roofing materials or rotted decking.
• Stay well away from power lines and be sure neither your body nor any equipment comes into contact with them. Keep children and pets away.
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