As a home inspector, you have the client at some point wants to get on the roof via your ladder. As tempting as it is to be nice and allow them to do so, do not do this. How would you explain the potential influence of gravity to your insurance broker? Then there are the clients who do not ask…..
I am inspecting a house for the nice couple starting out in life. My ladder is against the single story attached garage gutter and I have finished the inspection of the garage roof. I am back down on the roof and am following a thought about something I saw earlier and go around to the back of the garage to check on the item. I come back around to the front and have the 8 ½ month pregnant wife walking around on the garage roof. This is a heart attack moment, calmly I suggest she come back off the roof and there was much rejoicing as she did this in the normal manner.