Roof pitches that can be walked

Roof pitches you can walk onDo 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 roofWhat roof pitch that can be walked on can be determined by many things. Including the following:Footwear. Clean and dry soft soled sneakers are usually the best.Roofing material type Many materials give better foot grip than others Example: Concrete tile comes in many textures and designs. Slate tile is smooth and more slippery than shake tile that has a rough surfaceRoofing material condition. Worn roofing materials can affect on your footing (especially composition shingles with loose   granules) or...

Measure a roof from the ground

Take the following steps to measure your roof from the ground:Determine your roof pitch ( See roofpitch) if you need help. Make a outline of your roof on paper. Go all the way around your house and fill in your outline with your measurements making sure to account for overhang. Section off your roof and write your calculations down as shown below (Dotted Lines). Hips and top ridge: Visually count how many ridge pieces are on your roof. Multiply the pieces by inches based on exposure, then divide by feet. eg: Exposure comp shingles 5.5", shake 10", tile 13.5"-14". You may want to measure a couple to be sure.Binoculars can be helpful on high roofs.Rakes and Valleys: Visually count ...