Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofing Charleston
Because of the hazards associated with walking on roof, only a trained and experienced Charleston roofing professional should ever access and walk upon a homeowner’s roof. This keeps damage to a minimum and prevents physical harm to a homeowner.
Whether for repair, inspection or installation, accessing the roof may have to happen on occasion. Under no circumstances should this be done by anyone other than a trained roofing professional. Expert roofers use specific materials and techniques for walking on the roof that protect themselves and the materials against unfortunate accidents.
Even during the inspection process, most of the work will often be accomplished by looking in the attic. Some roofers will state that it is not ever necessary to walk on the roof to get an accurate inspection of damage. All professionals agree that going up and walking upon the roof is not the first step of roofing inspection.
When it is necessary to access the roof, a professional will walk using a certain shoe and footstep to cause the least amount of damage to the materials. Walking with a hard or heavy step can cause the ripping of asphalt granules or tearing of wooden roofing shingles. Even the use of planks when walking upon a clay tile roof to more evenly divide the weight of a person is often done.