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Has anyone out there experimented with rock climbing shoes to use for those few rofs that you have to walk on?  They look like a good option but just curious if anyone else has tried it or heard of it.  Thanks.

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Sorry  Never tried them.  However I have found over the years of Chimney Cleaning where you are on the roof all the time that a good pair of hiking soft sole shoes work the best.

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I've been using these shoes from Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3933725

They don't do anything for keeping your feet dry, but they hold a roof like no other shoe. They are a restaurant kitchen shoe and an automotive shop shoe. They are oil, grease and slip resistant and have a tremendous tread pattern. They lock on to whatever you are standing on. Best part about them...... Only $25.00!!!  biggrin

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Thanks, I'll give em a try!!

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Check out cougar paws, they have some crazy grip. My main job I am on roofs all day so they are a must. I don't think you guys would worry about being on the roof as much if you had some of these.

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confuse The cougar paws($125) are great but they suck when the roof is wet, the shoes from walmart are pretty good even when the roof is wet and there only $25

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Great lead.  Thanks!

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You can find all kinds of shoe styles with the same grip as the ones at Wal-Mart at
http://www.shoesforcrews.com/
Most around $50.

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delco cleaning systems has something (slip on tunsten carbide cleats) $25.
dont know how good they work?

http://www.dcs1.com/catalog/blaster.pdf

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they say for a wet roof, i had a pair some one gave me but to small,i wear a 17 shoe, but i dont know what it could do to the roof,i would just try to spray from the ground, i know that is not always the case! 

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SIZE 17!!!!
WOW!!!!!

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Wow, when the great floods come again I know where I am going! I'm taking the wife and kids to Bayou Power Washing and Roof Cleaning and we are climbing in to one of Eric's shoes! I'm sure those things have to be certified to survive a monsoon. You should talk to those guys on Deadliest Catch and see if they can use your old shoes for some kind of Alaskan survival device. wink

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I'll have to check them out!!! Most roofers I know wear sneakers or soft rubber sole shoes. The hard rubber on most boots ends up not grabbing as well. As far as rock climbing shoes or cleats I would worry about damage to the roof as these are made to "dig in" to the surface you are climbing.

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Update for the cougar paw boots.  I bought a pair tried them on a wet 10/12 pitch and stuck like glue, these are a blessing, soles wear out about every 6th roof but are replaceable.  The good news, coming out in the spring Dan Cougar are making them water proof for roof cleaners like us.  And no I'm not trying to sell them, just sharing my personal experience with this product.  I had many questions about the boot and called them and they are great people.

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I own Cougar Paws And they work well. I recommend them to every new roof cleaner walking roofs.

I don't use them unless I have to walk a reasonable pitched large roof.

Most of the time I use the waterproof slip ons that are made of neoprene and are ankle high with rubber molded over the top and side of the shoes. They are a hybrid of a surfers bootee and a river shoe.

I found them at Tractor Supply and they are 20-30 dollars. Sometime Sam's Wholesale Club has them as well

Whenever possible I prefer spraying as many roofs as possible from a ladder and avoid the Cougar Paw boots when you don't have to wear them sine the replaceable soles wear fairly quickly.

 But for when you do, these type of purpose built Cougar Paw boots work well and there is nothing like sticking to the roof "like a cougar", especially on a 8/12 or higher. Especially on negative number roofs where you MUST use a waist or full body harness and carabiners, tie off points etc.

In these cases it just makes "Safety SENSE" to use a man-lift.

But some roofs must be cleaned in some areas with fall arrest equipment when there is no other way.

In these rare cases, it's always a plus to have every bit of extra safety put in place, just in case.

I know they (Cougar Paws) make me feel a lot more comfortable on steeper pitches.  

But realistically, for most normal pitched (3/12 to 7/12) roofs, any sturdy boot or shoe will do.

Hope this helps :)

-- Edited by Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 on Thursday 3rd of September 2009 03:28:38 PM

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Half of the time I wear teva sandals. ( I really do)
I will also wear muck boots for some as well. If it is windy.
If I can't walk the roof I shoot from a ladder and use selective spray areas.

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well i will give it to you that was funny, it evens me out alittle being 6'3 265 pounds a size 17  is hard to come by,

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Has anyone tried the roof and ice walkers that are offered on the Envirospec site? They are listed under the Products/Roof Cleaning Products tab. They slip on to your regular footwear and use spikes. I'm wondering if the spikes would damage the roof or provide enough grip without damaging the roof.

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Skateboarding shoes work great! They are made to stick to the same material as roofs.

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