Things Needed For DIY Roof Repairs
- Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:12
Many homeowners prefer to take the DIY approach when it comes to small repairs, including to the roof. If the problem is minor (dirt clogging the gutters, a few misplaced shingles, removing moss, etc.) you can perform the repair without being a qualified roofer. If it is a bigger job, call on companies like Richardson Roofing Of Arkansas
to do the job safely and professionally.
However, you will need a few items to keep you safe during the operation:
- A Stepladder
Ideally, you should use a stepladder, because it offers maximum stability as you go up and down the roof. However, stepladders are a good choice only for single storey homes. If you have a second floor, you may have to use a regular ladder. In this case, you should have a friend or family member holding it firmly in position from the ground for more stability.
- Rubber Soled Shoes
Mountain boots are a good choice of footwear for DYI roof repairs. They are designed to offer a good grip even on uneven and slanted terrain – and this is what your roof is. If you don’t have such boots, look for a pair of shoes with rubber sole. The shoe must be a perfect fit to offer you stability, neither too large, nor too small.
Despite the precautions above, you should also wear a harness attached to the roof or to a nearby solid tree. Accidents can happen no matter how careful you are. With a harness, you will minimize your injuries and prevent causing further damage to the roof as you slide off it.