Heat Adds to Safety Precautions for Local Roofing Company
Temperatures on a roof can increase more than 15 degrees, says a local roofing company owner. Video by fox47news.comvideo
Morrow Roofing owner, Ken McNulty, says this summer is one of the worst he has ever seen.
"I can't remember a year where we've had this many 90-degree days when we're just hitting the Fourth of July," said McNulty.
A big problem for a profession that, according to McNulty, can see temperatures as high as 170 degrees on black roofs. He says his company adjusts hours, adds extra breaks and sometimes halts jobs altogether if temperatures get too high.
"These last couple days have been really difficult so we just cut the day down really short, stop by noon or one o'clock," said McNulty.
All to avoid health issues like heat stroke and heat exhaustion in his employees.