Installing steps on shingled roof
I'd like to be able to climb up on my roof -- to reach the very top of it and the chimney. Unfortunately, the roof is too steep to be able to do this at will...
We are replacing the roof right now and my plan is to build steps: nail the roof brackets:
and build steps from treated 2x6 planks. The roofers are willing to nail these brackets so that they are under the shingles...
My concerns are:
- I'm not sure, these brackets are meant for permanent installation
- will installing these violate the integrity of the shingles somehow?
- will the planks - being at 90 degree with the roof - collect dirt, that's otherwise finding its way into gutters?
For the last concern, I'm thinking of using 2x4 planks instead of 2x6 - so that there will be a 1.5-2" gap between each plank and the roof. (Where the plank contacts the bracket, insert the additional chunk of treated wood).
Anything else I should worry about? Any other ideas? I don't think, anyone else in the neighborhood has access to their roof - am I crazy wanting to able to walk up there?