16 Jan Safety: The Realities of Roofing
According to the Globe and Mail roofing is the fourth most dangerous job in Canada. Basic logic dictates that labour that occurs high up in the air would need more attention to safety than other forms of labour. In fact, while only eighteen percent of all fall related construction injuries resulted in fatalities, roofing has a much higher percentage at thirty four percent.
The danger of roofing is the number one reason that roofing costs customers as much as it does. Most people are not willing to risk their lives on a daily basis to make the kind of money that roofers do. Finding quality roofing contractors who take safety as a high priority while still getting your roof done on time and on budget is what you hire companies like Peak Roofing to do!
A lot of roofing companies warn their customers of the dangers of roofing with phrases like, “trying to save a little bit of money could end up costing you more.” At Peak Roofing we believe that you are intelligent enough to make your own decisions on whether or not you feel like you can install your own roof; but we also believe that you will save yourself a lot of potential headaches and danger if you allow the professionals to do it.
We know from experience just how dangerous roofing can be, having watched people fall off or accidently shoot themselves with a nail gun. But with proper safety equipment, insurance, and attention to detail roofing can be a very rewarding career.