Concrete roof tile we see here in Tampa Florida is actually a very strong product that is able to be carefully walked by trained roofing personnel. All our Roof Cleaners are fully trained and certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America. When you review the tile manufacturer's care and maintenance documents you find that they actually provide instruction as to the method of walking a concrete tile roof. Clearly, the concrete tile manufacturer is endorsing the careful walking of concrete roof tile when absolutely necessary, such as roof cleaning, repairs, or inspections. Below are some statements from the roof tile manufacturers own documents:
- It is recommended that you step at the bottom three inches of the installed tile. This section is supported by the lapped tile beneath it and the weight is then transferred through it to the deck below.
- Orient your feet in a horizontal direction. Try to distribute your weight evenly and walk as softly as possible.
- Valleys are ideal access paths . . .
Next time you have a leaking roof, ask your Tampa Roofing Contractor to "fix it from a Ladder". It is a fact that most roofing accidents in Tampa are from falls not from roofs, but from Ladders! Lets take a good look at Ladder Accidents ?