We have come a long way from initial concept.
Safety while inspecting roofs during my work as an insurance adjuster is always on my mind. Walking on roofs no matter what the reason is risky. So many accidents and fatalities have occurred due to falls from roofs, and the fear is never far from my mind.
In fact, my father was a roofer by trade, and his life ended too soon after he slipped and fell from a roof.
Over the years, I realized that even the most experienced adjusters, roofers and craftsmen could become victims of roof related accidents, devastating their lives and the lives of their families forever. I was convinced that some of these tragedies could be minimized or even avoided with the proper safety gear.
I became determined to design a type of safety clothing that anyone could wear-from the roofing professional to the average homeowner putting up Christmas lights. An easy slip over garment such as shorts or pants that would slow down or stop further sliding from a roof when hitting the ground is the only other option.
After years of testing with different prototypes and roofing surfaces, SteepGear has finally become a reality. We have created a rugged line of clothing for all.
This product is designed to be used by anyone that may need to access a roof. Wearing this product along with your other fall protection equipment certainly gives a peace of mind when walking on a roof.