Roof repair Idaho Falls can be a dangerous project when you try to do it yourself. For safety purposes, we recommend getting help from a professional Idaho Falls roofing contractor. However, if you are going to take on roof repair Idaho Falls on your own, check out these safety tips before you get started.
Roof Repair Idaho Falls Safety Tips
- Do not go up and work on the roof without letting anyone know what you are up to. It is important to have someone close by — just in case. Your worst case scenario is having an accident and getting hurt with nobody around to help.
- Plan out what you are going to do and what you will need to get the job done. You’ll be more efficient with your time and more importantly, you can limit the number of trips you make up and down the ladder. This reduces your likelihood of getting hurt.
- Maybe the most important thing for you to do is using your ladder safely. This includes making sure that your ladder in good shape. Follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. Otherwise, you may diminish the safety and stability of your ladder.
- Take your time. Being on a roof is the last place you want to be hurrying and careless. That is when so many accidents happen. If you are really needing to meet a deadline, let Premier Roofing & Restorations help.
- You might want to invest in a roofing seat. These seats secure to the pitch of the roof. This will allow you a place to sit when you are doing your roof repair Idaho Falls. It can come in handy when you do tiring work like shingling. It can help you reduce fatigue or the chance of cramps … two things that can lead to an accident.
- You can eliminate some of the risks by cleaning off the roof before you begin to work. Clear off any leaves or other debris and then sweep away any spots or dirt or other materials that could cause you to slip.
- Get yourself some safety equipment. You may be able to use a safety harness and/or toe holds that will maximize your chances for doing your roof repair Idaho Falls safely. It is also helpful to make sure that you have good quality shoes. Choose non-slip, rubber-soled shoes with good tread when you are working or walking on your roof.
- If you are lucky enough to have a trusty weatherman, listen to those weather reports. It is best to work on your roof when it is warm and dry. This will help ensure that you aren’t slipping (and possibly falling) on the surface of your roof. We also suggest avoiding working on your roof too early in the day. Wait at least until there is no more dew.
- You should also know your limits. Don’t try to save a few bucks by doing something yourself that you cannot do. You may get started on a project and discover that you are in over your head. If that’s the case, do the smart thing and call Premier Roofing & Restorations.
Ladder Safety Statistics
Thousands of people injure themselves every year in ladder-related accidents. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, every year 500,000 people are treated for ladder-related injuries and approximately 300 of these incidents prove to be fatal. Take a look at these numbers.
- In 2009, out of 617 fatal falls, 20 percent were from the ladder, 18 percent were from the roof.
- In 2010, out of 646 falls work-related falls, 20 percent were from the ladder, 18 percent were from the roof.
- During a 16-year study, ladder-related injuries per 100,000 people rose almost 27 percent. And 97.3 percent occurred in non-occupational settings, such as homes and farms. In addition, more than 2.1 million people needed to be hospitalized. That is close to twice the overall admission rate for consumer-product related injuries.
We Can Help!
If you would prefer the safest roof repair Idaho Falls option, contact southeast roofing experts. Our Idaho Falls roofing company can take care of any roof repair situation you may have. Protect yourself. Hire the professionals. Contact us today!