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You vs. The Roof

by | Jun 18, 2023

The roofing profession has one of the highest rates of work-related injuries when recorded in 2019. Safety should be the number one priority when it comes to roofing, and we’re not just talking about the employees. Customer injuries happen more often than one would think; therefore, everyone needs to take the correct precautions to ensure that everyone is protected.

The Dangers of Roofing 

Roof installments and replacements create beautiful new roofs, but it also comes along with potential hazards for employees and customers. It is important for contractors to go through safety best practices to avoid injuries. Here is a list of possible hazards to look out for:

  1. Falls
  2. Heat illness
  3. Electric shock
  4. Chemical exposure
  5. Burns
  6. Structural collapse
  7. Falling debris

 

Safety precautions for contractors

It is extremely important for the contractors to know what safety practices need to be followed to ensure everyone’s safety. Here are some precautions for the employees:

  1. Provide safety equipment
  2. Conduct regular safety inspections
  3. Train workers on safety procedures

 

Safety precautions for customers

Even though you might not be the one on the roof helping repair it, it is still important that you, as a customer, take proper safety precautions as well. Here are some precautions for customers:

  1. Stay clear of the work area whenever possible
  2. Communicate with the contractor
  3. Ask for proof of licenses and insurance
  4. Report any safety concerns
  5. Inspect the work site

 

We want everyone to be able to avoid preventable injuries. Safety should be a top priority during any roof replacement, repair, or installment. If both parties communicate and prioritize safety, this can help ensure an amazing roof experience without any unnecessary injuries!

Synthetic turf has become a popular replacement for areas where real grass would naturally be. Its synthetic fibers mimic the look and feel of natural grass while being a low-maintenance option. Although the quality and longevity of the artificial grass are greatly defined by its installment. Without proper installation, the fake grass may not fully last as long as it was intended. Yet, what are you supposed to expect during the installation process? From pre-installation preparation to post-installation care and maintenance, synthetic grass installation has a process that isn’t worth skipping a step!

Pre-installation preparation

Time for the prep work! Proper pre-installment preparation is essential to have a long-lasting result. Here are common pre-installation actions to take:

  1. Clear the area of any debris to ensure a flat and stable surface to install on
  2. Grade the soil for proper drainage
  3. Apply a layer of decomposed granite or crushed stone to create a firm foundation
  4. Prevent weeds by installing a weed barrier

 

Installation process and common challenges

Every part of the installation process is important, but the installation part is the most important. Without proper installation, your artificial turf may blow away in the wind or float away with heavy rainfall. Here is a common installation process:

  1. The turf is secured to the base with adhesive or nails
  2. Infill material is added to provide cushioning and weigh down the turf
  3. Brush the synthetic fibers

 

Post-installation care and maintenance

We did all this work prepping and installing, we can’t let it go to waste by not providing aftercare! Care for your turf by cleaning debris, brushing the fibers, and replacing the infill material if needed.

Overall, the installation process for artificial grass is fairly simple. Taking the proper steps to ensure your synthetic turf is secured and is at its fullest potential will be worth not skipping through steps. Common challenges may occur but with regular maintenance and appropriate procedures, your turf will be in the best shape possible!

Live in an urban part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Lone Star Synthetic Turf can help you! Located in Dallas, Texas and servicing the surrounding area, Lone Star Synthetic Turf has been in business over a decade. They look to provide synthetic turf solutions for both residential and commercial spaces. For more information call (214) 341-4332.

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