Most folks shy away from doing roof repair jobs on their own as the job can be hazardous and tricky. Roofing shingles can be slippery, some may have come loose, and steep slopes compound those hazards and greatly increase your chances of falling. If you’re brave enough to tackle your roof repairs on your own though, you can greatly minimize the potential hazards by following some basic safety principles.
1. Call for backup
Working with a buddy can not only get the job done faster, it also provides a safety backup in the case of an accident. If an accident does occur, it’s important to have someone there for immediate help.
2. Do some recon
Before you set foot on the roof, check out the overall condition. Look for potential hazards like loose shingles, holes in the sheathing, or other trouble spots.
3. Wear a safety harness
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