Whether it’s for repairs or an inspection, many property owners may consider walking on their roof. The question is whether it’s safe or not. Nobody wants to put themselves at risk to save a bit of money on a professional job, after all. Read on as we explore the safety of walking on roofs.

Can I walk on my roof?

In short, the answer is no. It’s never a good idea to walk on any roof unless you’re trained to do so. Even the strongest looking roofs can be very fragile. And the results can be disastrous. The slope on a tiled roof makes it highly dangerous to walk on. Slipping or tripping on a loose tile is enough to send you tumbling causing damage to your property but most importantly yourself. Saving a few pounds is not worth risking your life. These problems aren’t eliminated on a flat roof. Even without the slope of a pitched roof, many roofs simply aren’t built for the extra load of a person’s weight. In the blink of an eye, the roof can collapse beneath you, leaving you seriously injured and your property in need of significant repairs. Remember; no domestic homes have any edge protection on their roofs so a fall to an untrained person is easily achieved.

What to do instead

Whether it’s to remove moss, fix gutters or simply inspect the state of your roof – there’s never an appropriate time to walk on your roof without training. The alternative?

Get in the professionals.

Accredited roofing companies have been trained, from top to bottom, to work safely on roofs. Not only does that prevent any injuries or casualties, it ensures your property is completely safe while work is being completed. DPR Roofing in Pontefract have nearly three decades of experience in the roofing industry and all of our staff are fully trained in the latest working at height and health and safety practices. Contact us for more information or to arrange your free quote.