Local Roofing Contractors | Baton Rouge Roofing
Local roofing contractors here in southeastern Louisiana continue working throughout the year. And although the southeastern Louisiana area seldom if not never sees any snow, the temperatures do drop below freezing. And when this happens there are not many work places that are more dangerous than the roof of a home or business. here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your local roofing contractors are working as safe as possible during the winter months;
- Body Temperature: One of the most important things to be conscious of is your local roofing contractors body temperature. When their body temperature drops below 95 ° you could be in serious trouble. Its called hypothermia and this occurs when the body temperature drops below the level required to keep critical organs functioning. Cold and moisture are the culprits. In the cold when you are working on a roof your perspiration in combination with winter cold conspire to conduct body heat away from a the roofers body. I good solution is to wear three layers of clothing during the cold months.
- Falls: Even though we do not see snow here in Southeastern Louisiana, we still get temperatures cold enough to make the asphalt shingles on the roof slick and slippery. The winter weather also brings lots of moisture with it compounding the problem. Make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect your local roofing contractors from falls. You can easily accomplish this with several safety devices available for the roofing industry.
- Dehydration: Although dehydration is much more probable during hot months, in the winter its more common. During hot months roofers are prepared mentally and bring the proper liquids to keep themselves hydrated. In the winter however, roofers drink less water and even though the temperature is not hot you can still dehydrate. make sure your local roofing contractors are still drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated during the winter months.
Ryson Roofing is dedicated to the safety of our roofers. When you are looking for a good team to join that is roofing year round and working for the safety of the homeowner and the roofers, turn to Ryson Roofing.