The roof is one of the places in your home that presents some challenges when it comes to repairs and replacements. From slips to exposure of natural elements, there are a lot of things that will put you and the people working on your roof at risk.
Creative Construction Group, Inc. lists four ways to ensure everyone, from your family members to the residential roofing contractors, stay safe during any roofing project.
1. Choose a Sturdy Ladder
Ladders are a handy tool for any roof-related projects. That said, the ladder itself can present a risk if it’s old or inadequate. The standard wooden ladder may not suffice if you or the roofer has to stand on its rungs for too long. That’s why we recommend using a steel ladder. It’s extra durable for that extra bit of safety.
2. Clean the Roof Surface
While your roofer will clean the surface of the roof once they start working, you might want to get a head start and do your own cleaning. Loose debris such as tree branches and leaves all pose a real tripping hazard, even more so during windy days.
3. Do an In-Depth Inspection
The roof can be very deceptive in telling you what its true condition really is. It may seem sturdy and secure from the curb, but there may be hidden damage lurking underneath. The last thing you want to happen is to confidently step on the surface of your roof only to find out it can’t hold your weight.
As your residential roofing company, we advise you to have us do an in-depth inspection of your roof. That way, you’ll have a good idea as to the true condition of your roof. You’ll know where you shouldn’t step or stand and find the key areas you need to address first. In-depth inspections also help you determine if your old roof has potentially toxic elements, such as lead or asbestos.
4. Keep the Local Weather in Mind
The best time to do any roofing project is when it’s sunny or temperate. Never attempt to do a roofing project during rainy or windy days. Always be mindful of the local weather. That way, you don’t get surprised and put you and the roofers you’re working with at risk if the weather suddenly turns.
Creative Construction Group is ready to assist you with your roofing installation and repair needs. Crystal Lake homeowners may reach us at (815) 339-0550 to learn more about our roof replacement services. We are residential roofing contractors in Crystal Lake, IL.