Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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I used to perform inspections. Twice I got stranded on a roof. Once while trying to haul my fat butt over the gutter’s edge, I kicked the ladder away. Once it blew down in high wind. Luckily I was working with an assistant. But during the high wind episode I had to scream my head off for 20 minutes before he came out of the crawl space to rescue me.
My advice if your working alone:
1. Try to go out a window.
2. Don't go up too high.
3. Carry a cell phone.
4. Carry a Snickers/Mounds/ButterFinger or something useful like that.
Nick "I miss the views but not the ladders" Gromicko
P.S. Chris our tech guy/webmaster/board moderator used to do inspections too and loved the roof. Right Chris?