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Chuck Deaton
Username: Chuckdeaton

Post Number: 38
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 8:54 am:   

Wolverine Dura Shock boots Model 1518
Wray Decker
Registered User
Username: Wraydecker

Post Number: 8
Registered: 12-2001
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 2:48 pm:   

Some Northern states play "broom hockey" a game of hockey played on ice in special shoes. These shoes are very spongy and allow super traction on steep roofs. These shoes are avalible at "Play It Again Sports" in Duluth,MN and Superior,WI. The game itself involves a great deal of adult beverage, please avoid that when climbing roofs.
Linda Asberry
Username: Linda

Post Number: 39
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 2:15 pm:   


Check them out. Many adjusters swear by them. From a woman's point of view they are HEAVY but will stick to a roof like glue. The rest of you may fall but the boots will still be on the roof.

Gil C. Newton
Username: Newt

Post Number: 11
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 1:12 pm:   

All roofs are different, what works good on one will not work on others and temp makes a difference too. A word of caution, on a new steel roof, beware the cutting oil that is used when the steel is rolled, it is slick. We used duct tape to apply foam to the sole of our shoes to give some degree of traction.
Do not wear thin sole shoes on comp. roofs in summer or you will get a hot foot. Use shoes with good support and be extra careful when not going directly up or down hill, thats when you will have the most traction. Shoes are a personal
thing one last does not fit all, try them on.
You will know when you get the right shoes. If
you are unsure of a roof slope and the traction,
be safe carry a good rope get it over the roof ,tie it to your bumper, and use it, like a
mountain climber or goat. Be careful where you step, I stepped on a roof after Hugo and went through the decking, but being a careful old
dude I didn't go through past my shoe top. I
was rebuilding a house on James Island for my
85 year old aunt. Had four big trees on it.
Iam also new this field and from what I gather there is a world of oppinions on this forum and a wealth of information people are willing to share. Oh, by the way I would invest in a good rope, it may save your life or take it if things don't go right. Good luck and be safe.
Christopher Dean
Registered User
Username: Chrisdean

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 11:43 am:   

As a "newbie", I am interested in the various types of shoes veteran adjusters use on inspections. In particular, which shoes have the best non-skid features on all types of roofs but are comfortable all day, good for interior inspections, and look good. Come on vets, let your secrets out.

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