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When you're planning on fixing up a problem with your roof by yourself, getting all the right building materials shouldn't be your only concern. Since anything from a broken leg to a broken neck is a definite possibility if you fall off your roof, making any compromises when it comes to roof safety is absolutely senseless. To protect yourself, check out these three tools to get that will help you to stay safe on your rooftop at all times.
To head off the risk of slipping on the shingles or shakes, it's important to wear thick work boots that can handle contact with a rough surface for a long period of time. Additionally, since it's hard to do any kind of roofing work without getting down on your knees, getting a nice pair of knee pads is all but essential.
Without knee pads, even if you're wearing jeans instead of thin exercise pants, your knees will get very sore after a few minutes. If you ignore the pain, cuts will start to appear on your knees and the chance of slippage (and knee failure) when you need to move from one part of the roof to another will greatly increase.
Rope And Pulley System
You'll both feel and actually be much safer on your roof if you set a piece of rope across it that you can grasp while you move. To secure the rope, you'll need to set up a few pulleys on either edge of the roof's apex.
Pulleys are necessary because the rope needs to move a little when you pull on it so that you don't lose your balance when you move. You can set the pulleys to be very tight so that you'll still be able to pull some of your body weight with it via your arms.
Weights To Help With Ladder Placement
A shaky ladder is an easily forgettable but nevertheless very dangerous safety hazard. If the ladder you plan to use is very old or made out of more than two interlocking parts, it's essential that you put some weights on the roof to hold the ladder's metal grips in place. If the ladder doesn't come with grips for the roof, either get them installed or find another ladder.
Using sandbags as weights is recommended. As long as you get bags that are heavy enough, they're unlikely to shift from place to place in response to the wind. Their inherent flexibility will also make the bags easy to place on the grips.
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