Most people find it very confusing and challenging while choosing a safety system for roofs. Certain factors play an important role in installing a roof’s edge protection system such as its effectiveness, time of installation, effect on roofs and obviously the monetary investment. Apart from these, there are certain things you need to watch out for while and after installing the roof’s edge protection system.
Not installed properly
Some things should never be messed with and one of such things is not following the manufacturer’s instructions while installing any system in your home. Simply put, ignoring or not respecting the manufacturer’s guidelines or using the system in any other ways than it was intended can put you and other people who are using the product in danger. If you are not sure or not experienced in installing roof edge protection, then let the job be handled by some professional.
Not maintained periodically
After installing the protection system, you need to make sure that it is checked and properly maintained. If you see anything that does not feel or look right, stop using it and call some maintenance professional immediately.
Crafted from an unsuitable material
The main purpose of installing roof edge protection is to partially hold a person’s weight while they lean or fall against it. So, certain materials will necessarily be not suitable for roof protection systems.
Rust is the biggest enemy of metals like iron. Rust can destroy parts of the roof protection system making it unfit for protection purposes. While anti-corrosion coated iron or galvanised steel can offer great resistance towards corrosion and can play a vital role in the wellbeing of a roof edge system.
Not choosing the correct system for your type of roof
There are different types of roofs such as flat or sloped. There are different materials used for the construction of roofs such as felt, asphalt, metal etc. Always try to consider these while choosing the right roof edge protection system for your house. As all roof edge, handrailing systems will not suit every kind of roof, so it’s important to choose the right protection system that will suit your needs.
Very difficult to install
Before starting the roof protection system installation, try to estimate the time that you might need to finish the job. If you are not able to draw any timeline, try taking help from experienced professionals. Plus, you will also need to think about all kinds of safety measures that you might need during the time of actual installation. So, choosing the right roof edge protection system that requires little time to install and maintain is very important even if it means a little more investment.