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Tearing off steep pitches

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When tearing off a steep pitch, say greater anything more than a 8-9, do you prefer to set up the roof jacks to tear off, or do you prefer cleats and saftey lines.

I saw guys working yesterday on a roof and thay were basically relying on their harness and sort of repelling down the roof as they tore off. They banged it out quick, but is that really a safe way to go about it??
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I prefer toe boards for the simple fact that all the debris does not run off the roof. Even if everything is protected on the ground, you are asking for trouble. I have seen guys with harnesses on and no toe boards and while it might be just as safe... I am sure the average homeowner wouldnt appreciate it nor think it was safe.
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