Roof pitches that can be walked
Roof pitches you can walk on
Do not attempt to walk on these roofs on any pitch !
Moss on a roof that is wet from dew or recent rain.
Frost, snow or ice on the roof
What roof pitch that can be walked on can be determined by many things. Including the following:
Clean and dry soft soled sneakers are usually the best.
Roofing material type
Many materials give better foot grip than others
Concrete tile comes in many textures and designs.
Slate tile is smooth and more slippery than shake tile that has a rough surface
Roofing material condition.
Worn roofing materials can affect on your footing (especially composition shingles with loose granules) or wood shakes that can be worn and loose and may slide out.
In this example we will use the most widely used roofing material in good condition:
Roof Pitch 3/12 to 6/12
Can be walked easily
Roof Pitch 7/12
Can be walked easily, but with caution
Roof Pitch 8/12 to 10/12
Can be walked, but with extreme caution and not advisable.
Roof Pitch 12/12 and above
Cannot be walked on
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