Safety Tips When Repairing A Roof Leak

Roof Leak Repair Myrtle BeachWith the storms we have had lately, many of you may have experienced shingles blowing off your roof or a minor roof leak. Here are several tips from roofing professionals regarding repair a roof leak.

Before you attempt any roof leak repair – no matter how minor – please keep these safety tips in mind:

  1. You should always do a roof leak repair on a sunny day when the roof is completely dry. We have had several days of rain in a row here in Myrtle Beach, so you will want to wait until we have had a few dry days. A wet roof can be extremely slippery and is a very dangerous place to be.
  2. Always take appropriate safety measures when doing any type of roof leak repair. The primary safety tool is a safety rope.
  3. If you have a steep roof, you will want to use a ladder framework to make sure you have secure anchoring. It may be necessary to rent or buy a roofer’s ladder that has a bracket that will bridge the edge of the roof while you are fixing the roof leak.
  4. Make sure you wear rubber-soled boots or shoes when working on the roof leak. The rubber will provide the necessary traction and reduce the chance of slipping on the roof. A safety helmet is also a good idea.
  5. Make a map of where the power lines are located and keep it handy while moving around the roof.
  6. Place all of your tools in a proper toolbox and keep them close to the place where you are working on the roof leak.
  7. If possible, have someone on the ground who can make a phone call in case of an emergency. You don’t want to work alone on something that has this much potential for accidents.

Repairing even a minor leak or shingle on a roof can be difficult, not to mention dangerous. Your best bet is to call a roofing professional to inspect your roof and make the necessary repairs.

MB Roofing Pros is here to answer your questions. Give us a call about your roof leak today.

MB Roofing Pros
5335 N. Kings Hwy #211B
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-0778
http://roofing-myrtlebeach.com

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