Falling off a roof can be fatal. It is a good idea to put some safety precautions in place to protect yourself if you find a need to go up on your roof.
However, the safest way to avoid falling off a roof is the simplest: Call a professional roofing contractor like Four Seasons Roofing.
What Happens if You Fall Off a Roof?
The bottom line is that falling off a roof can be fatal. People of all ages can die if they hit the ground the wrong way or hit their head on the way down.
Short of death, it is also possible to be paralyzed when falling off the roof, break bones, suffer a concussion, and/or experience a myriad of other injuries.
How Do You Avoid Falling Off a Roof?
If you must go up on the roof to address a leak or other damage, make sure to take a few precautions.
- Before going up, try to clear any hazardous objects from your path, both on the roof and below where you’re standing.
- If using a ladder, make sure you have people to hold it in place for you.
- Try to relax your body as much as possible if you do fall. Stiffness can make the injury worse.
- Protect your head as much as possible. The goal is to avoid hitting it on anything hard.
Make Sure You Never Fall Off Your Roof
Four Seasons Roofing in Baltimore, MD, can help you make sure you never fall off your roof. You can simply hand over the tasks of roof repair and replacement to us.
Not only do we make sure that you stay safely on the ground, we can also ensure that everything is done correctly the first time with materials that will protect your roof for years to come.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.