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Safety Tips for Your Roof Repair Project

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Check out these safety tips for your roof repair project.

Even though your roof is one of the most critical parts of your home, it sometimes has problems and requires a little maintenance or TLC to keep going strong. These projects often require professional assistance, but they can also be DIY. You should always prioritize safety in your DIY project, regardless of location. Check out these safety tips for your roof repair project.

Call a Friend

If it’s possible, please avoid going up on the roof alone. It’s always safer to have someone up there with you in case of accident, injury, or emergency. If no one is available and able to climb up on the roof with you, at least have someone in the house who can listen and be available to assist in an emergency. So, it would help to not go up on the roof when you are home alone and without letting people know of your plans to do work so they can check on you.

Be Ready

Don’t decide to do this roof repair project on a whim, and take the time to be ready for it. In addition, thorough preparation allows you to reduce trips up and down the ladder for things you may have forgotten. This is critical because ladders are often the source of accidents. Also, you should check the weather as part of your preparations. Choose a warm, dry day with no potential rain to avoid racing the clock on the roof. Remember also to plan the start later in the day, after the dew point has had time to dry.

Invest in Roofing Equipment

If you can, it would help to invest in some equipment. The first piece of equipment is a safety harness, which protects you from serious injury if you fall. Another crucial piece is toe holds, which can prevent you from slipping. If you lack toe holds, ensure you have sturdy, non-slip shoes with good tread and rubber soles. Lastly, a roof seat is another equipment piece that will give you a safe place to sit if you must rest during this tiring roof repair project.

Overall, it’s always tempting to believe that we may do anything we set our minds to, but be realistic about what you can achieve. You know your limits, so don’t take on more than you may handle. Call North Arundel Contracting at (410) 766- 2855 if you are unsure.


If you have more questions about our services for your home or commercial facility, North Arundel Contracting is here to help you out. Our trained professionals can teach you everything there is to know about emergency and general contracting services. Call us any time at 410-766-2855 or reach us by fax at 410-553-2367. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. For after-hours emergencies, call us at 410-541-0328. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on PinterestFacebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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