One of the most common roofing myths is that walking on your roof will damage it. Even though it is possible to damage it if you don’t take precautions and walk with care, it is, however, okay to walk on your roof when the occasion calls for it.
Typically, this is only a few times a year; periodic inspections throughout the year, to clear gutters or debris after a storm, and to place holiday decorations for example.
For safety, avoid walking on your roof if you’re uncomfortable or if it’s visibly damaged or old. In such cases, hire a professional roofing company to assess and repair it. On the other hand, a well-maintained roof can support a person’s weight.
Roofs are a crucial part of your home, and maintaining them is essential for their longevity and your home’s protection. It’s best to leave roofing repairs to the pros, but some maintenance tasks like cleaning the gutters and checking for leaks are easy enough for any homeowner to perform.
Roofs are built to withstand the elements, but they can still be damaged by weather conditions such as heavy rain, hail, and strong winds – weather conditions common to South Florida. Another common cause of roof damage is poor ventilation, which can lead to mildew growth as well as heat buildup in the attic. To prevent this, ventilate properly and make sure your attic is well-insulated.
If you’re not sure about the condition of your roof, it’s always best to get a professional roof inspection. At Native Roofing, we employ skilled roofers trained to properly assess the condition of your roof and make any necessary repairs to keep it in peak condition.
In summary, you CAN walk on your roof if you’re comfortable doing so and your roof’s been well-maintained. However, we don’t recommend doing so if you’re not truly comfortable or your roof is older and has visible damage.
If you have any concerns about your roof reach out to us for a free estimate.
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