Sep 192014
 

clip_image002Having worked in industrial roofing, I’ve had my fair share of leaky roofs in the past and as a result I have become a bit of a self-proclaimed expert when it comes to roof work. From my past experiences, I thought I’d provide you with some helpful roof repairing tips that I’ve put together to keep you safe.

It’s really important to be careful when you’re working on a roof as they can be incredibly dangerous, be sure to take precautionary measures to keep yourself safe from danger.

You’ll tend to find that leaky roofs are usually caused by localised damage – this might be anything from cracked shingles, missing shingles, missing shakes, a blistered area or a cracked area. It’s common for the hardest part of mending a roof to be finding the damaged area – as soon as you’ve located that, you’re ready to get fixing!

As you’ll already have gathered by now, roof work could be highly dangerous so I’ve put together a mixture of my top tips to consider when carrying out repairs:

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My first piece of advice will have to be to carry roof repairs out on a sunny day when the roof is totally dry as a wet roof is going to be slippery and could result in an accident. Don’t take any risks when the weather is poor or roof conditions are questionable. This tip is really a no-brainer but it’s too important not to mention!

When up on the roof, wear rubber-soled shoes for improved grip and better stability – this is really important when carrying out roofing work. As I’m up repairing roofs quite a bit for family and friends, I’ve bought some anti-slip roofing boots which are specifically designed to be worn during this type of work.

Keep in mind where power lines are when working on a roof – making sure you’re aware of all of your surroundings is very important if you want to stay accident-free.

roof Repair1Use safety ropes and suitable security precautions to ensure you’re not putting your safety at risk. For example, you might want to use a ladder framework to provide secure anchoring if the roof is steep. These precautions are used by professionals for a reason and they’re obviously more skilled at their job than amateurs – so if they’re using them, you should be too!

The last thing that I want to mention is the fact that you have to be 100% comfortable with carrying out the work on your own before you get started – seeking the help of a professional is always your best choice if you’re not. Don’t put your safety at risk to save yourself costs – you must be absolutely certain that you know what you’re doing and that you’re not going to be putting yourself in harm’s way.

Sticking to those five tips will stand you in good stead and help to keep you safe when it comes to carrying out roof repairs. Ignoring them could result in injury so please do be careful … happy roofing!

 

Hillary Ealey is a new blogger with a keen interest in anything Home Improvements or D.I.Y. The services reviewed here are from LEAFIELD PROJECTS

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Sep 192014
 

clip_image002Having worked in industrial roofing, I’ve had my fair share of leaky roofs in the past and as a result I have become a bit of a self-proclaimed expert when it comes to roof work. From my past experiences, I thought I’d provide you with some helpful roof repairing tips that I’ve put together to keep you safe.

It’s really important to be careful when you’re working on a roof as they can be incredibly dangerous, be sure to take precautionary measures to keep yourself safe from danger.

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