Is your new house have an old roof. You may be considering replacing your roof or repairing it. All it takes is a ladder, some nails, and a hammer. However, there is much more to it than that. One has to remain composed and balanced despite before far above the ground.
Many people feel confident in their ability until they are actually faced with the challenge of climbing up onto the roof and doing repairs or installation. Our brains are hard-wired to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Roofing is certainly dangerous. There are many things that could send you hurtling off the edge. For example, some loose shingles may detach and send you slipping off the side. A strong gust of wind could do the same. In this video, you will see some precarious situations that people have gotten themselves into. In the end, it may just be best to leave it up to your local roofing contractor.
Shingles can be heavy. They may seem like flimsy pieces of paper, but the weight really adds up when they are stacked on top of each other. One man found this out the hard way. He was stacking shingles on his porch when the floor boards finally gave way. The porch collapsed and the man was sent falling through the flooring.