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Home Safe Home: Tips to Avoid Roofing-Related Accidents

Tools & Tips

As your home’s primary line of defense against the Virginia Beach weather, keeping your roof in good condition is paramount. That is why it is necessary to conduct routine maintenance. This may entail climbing up the roof from time to time to do some cleaning or repairs.

However, climbing your roof is not a safe thing to do. In fact, roof falls account for one-third of fatal construction accidents, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). You can avoid the risk of roofing-related accidents by observing safety precautions.

Gear up and climb safely.

Ensure your safety while you’re up there by following these tips:

  • As much as possible, make sure that you’re not going to work on the roof alone. Have a family member, friend, or neighbor assist you so should anything happen, someone will be there to help you.
  • Place the ladder on even and solid ground.
  • If the roof is wet, it can be slippery. Avoid climbing up the roof if it appears damp or even after a drizzle in your area.
  • Wear a safety harness and tie it to something sturdy. Should you slip, the harness is going to prevent you from falling off the roof.
  • Wear the right gear for the job, including safety goggles and shoes/boots with the right traction to prevent slipping.

Professional help is a safe bet.

If working in steep, high areas is something that feels uncomfortable to you, consider seeking the help of the persons who know better—the professional roofers in Virginia Beach. Certified roofing contractors have been trained to perform roof work safely and efficiently. Hiring an expert to work on your gutters and shingles means that you don’t have to risk injury to keep your home in good condition.

Licensed contractors like us at The Roofing and Remodeling Company carry the necessary insurance and worker’s compensation for your added peace of mind and safety. For more information on how we conduct safe work for your roofing in Virginia Beach, feel free to give us a call today.

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