Can you walk on a flat roof? Venturing onto a roof without taking the necessary safety precautions is risky and can damage your roof.
" Yes, but... "
In principle, you can stand and walk on every flat roof. It must be strong and resistant. Roofers must also have access to it in the event of inspection, maintenance or repair. However, this does not mean that you have free rein on your roof. Strong and long-lasting pressure on the roofs can cause damage and cause cracks. This is certainly the case with lesser quality roof sealants, such as cheap synthetic or EPDM. Quality roofing membranes are equipped with one or more reinforcements, so that occasional traffic on the flat roof (for an inspection or maintenance of the roof) does not pose a problem.
Walk on a Flat Roof Thanks To a Path
Do you have a large roof terrace? And someone has to go there regularly to carry out maintenance or wash the windows, for example? Consider creating a trail. This type of path in plastic slabs, concrete slabs or Derbicolor distributes the pressure of each step over a larger surface and excludes any risk of damaging the roof.
What About a Green Roof?
Walking on an extensive green roof, such as a sedum roof, is nevertheless not recommended, unless it is for maintenance. When you walk on the vegetation, bare areas may appear and the pre-grown trays may become damaged. In case of maintenance, preferably walk on the gravel or slabs at the edge of the roof. Tip: you can, however, stand, walk, sit, have an aperitif, have a good time…. on your roof terrace.