If you haven’t been on a roof before, nor seen someone fall off a roof, you might really doubt the need to wear appropriate roofing shoes. Whether you are on top of your roof doing some minor renovations or your job type requires you to be on a roof always, you will need appropriate shoes to guarantee your safety. These are not the same as our regular everyday shoes, as the tread design doesn’t give you the required contact on a roof. Putting in mind that the surfaces of roofs are of different materials ranging from concrete to clay, metal, asphalt, and wood, some surfaces are more slippery than the others. Therefore, various designs of shoes will also be appropriate for each of them. This is why when you ask a contractor the type of shoes he wears for roofing, each of them gives you different answers based on their personal needs and the kind of roof they will be working.
Some of the factors you have to consider when choosing a roofing shoe include; upper construction of the shoe, proper arch support, the shoe sole, your safety, comfort, insulation, weight, and lastly, durability. Having carefully considered and reviewed the different features you will need in a roofing shoe, these features that will guarantee you optimum safety and security. So next time you are going to do any work on your roof, kindly make sure to use appropriate footwear.