Fine Homebuilding examines how roofers can work in windy areas.
An roof-related project, like wind-ballasted roofingis typically end when the wind reaches 35 mph. In the UK roofing professionals are advised with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors to temporarily stop work in the event of a constant wind of 23 mph or higher. An anemometer, a tiny device which measures the speed of wind at all times during the work is used to check it.
Laying out felt rolls requires careful attention, since wind can raise the material, and lead to roofers falling. It is essential that the material is not lifted, but laid on top of the roof.
Roofers also use safety harnesses in order to stop falls. The system consists of one body harness, the anchor points, pinned onto a truss on the roof’s peak and material like rope or bungee cord to connect both the anchor and harness. In this way, in the event that a roofer falls off the roof due to the winds, the roofer will not fall to the ground. c5q5rq8g8h.