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6 Reasons Santa is Bad for Your Roof!

Santa on your roof can lead to roof leaks and other issues!

But all joking aside foot traffic can be hard on your roof surface. You should minimize foot traffic whenever possible. Excessive foot traffic on your roof can lead to roof leaks and premature roof damage.

A certain amount of foot traffic is required and acceptable for either roof repair services or other vendors such as HVAC technicians. Here are some ways to protect your roof from the negative effects of roof traffic.

  • Limit Foot Traffic When Possible
    Ensure as little time as possible is spent on your roof. Rooftop storage can also lead to extra time spent on the roof. When you go to retrieve items from storage make sure you aren’t dragging items around. Dropped tools from vendors can also cause damage to your roof system. Ensure you hire a trustworthy professional to access your roof.

  • Walkway Pads
    Walkway pads around areas of heavy foot traffic such as rooftop units, roof hatches and roof ladders can help minimize the effects of foot traffic.

  • Limit Access to Certified Personnel
    Try to limit non-qualified staff from too much access to your roof. Trained personnel and roofing contractors are usually aware of the issues of foot traffic on your roof and know how to limit its effects.

  • Keep your Roof Clean
    Debris on your roof can be stepped on causing punctures to your roof membrane.

  • Limit Excessive Weight
    Try to limit excessive weight directly on your roof system which can lead to warped shingles or depressed roof insulation on flat roofs.

  • Shingle Roofs
    Excessive foot traffic on shingle roofs can lead to granular loss and break down of shingles.

And tell Santa to use the front door.  Merry Christmas!

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