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Roof Pitches that can be walked

Roof Pitches 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.

Roof pitch that can be walked for example;


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:

-Composition Shingles

Roof Pitch 3/12 to 6/12
Can be walked easily

8/12 roof pitch to angle = 33.69 degrees
8/12 roof pitch to angle = 33.69 degrees

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

See Visual Examples of roof pitch:
How to determine your roof pitch:

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