Walking on roof pitches

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: 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 surface Roofing material condition. Worn roofing materials can affect on your footing (especially composition shing...

How to walk on a tile roof

Walking on a Tile Roof How to walk on a concrete tile roof and minimize breakage A concrete tile roof is one of the best long lasting roofs you can have. A minor disadvantage over other types of roofs is the tiles can break when walked on. Before attempting to walk a tile roof be sure to have a few replacement tiles on hand just in case. Even the most experienced roofers sometimes break tiles.   If walking on a tile roof is imperative choose a route carefully across the reinforced and supported section of each tile. Walk on the butt of the tile where the tiles overlap. Do not step in the middle of the tile as this part is un-supported. Distribute your weight evenly between b...