Professional roofing contractors are well aware of the hazards involved in repairing a damaged roof system or installing a new roof system. More important, a professional contractor has the equipment necessary to keep his or her workers safe; and roofing workers have the training and experience to avoid injuries while ensuring roof system repair or replacement is performed correctly.
NRCA urges homeowners and building owners to recognize that walking on a sloped roof surface is not the same as walking on level ground, especially if a roof is steeply sloped or covered with dew, frost, snow or storm debris. Serious injuries may result from any fall―even one from what seems like a relatively low height. It is critical homeowners and building owners resist the urge to perform repairs unless they have been trained in ladder safety, fall protection and the other hazards, such as skylights, that may be present on a roof.
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