Buying a Metal Roof Part 6: Walkability

At least once a year, some homeowners have reason to “get up on their roof”. What about a metal roof? Can it be walked on? Yes…with care!

Most metal roofs can be safely walked upon without damage. Inquire with the roofing manufacturer as to the correct methods for foot traffic on the roof. Some of the shingle and shake style metal roofing products have optional foam backers for even greater rigidity and walkability.

Of course, whenever you walk on any roof, make sure that your ladder is secured, and if needed, you are anchored or tethered for added safety.

Walk on!