Title:
Terry tile board
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The board provides protection against damage on a slate shingle and tile roof. The upper side of board with plywood serves as the solid foundation for standing on as tool is laid upon the roof. The opposite or under side has plywood and foam rubber. This side is placed directly onto the roof. An added feature is the board is good on a steep roof.



Inventors:
Griffin, Terry Lynn (Hilmar, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/066553
Publication Date:
07/21/2005
Filing Date:
03/08/2004
Assignee:
GRIFFIN TERRY L.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04D15/00; (IPC1-7): E04D15/00
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Primary Examiner:
CHAPMAN, JEANETTE E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TERRY LYNN GRIFFIN (HILMAR, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A tool for protection of roofs, the tool consisting of one piece of plywood, having wood slats and a non-slip surface on one side with other side bearing an adhesive and foam rubber.

Description:

This invention is a tool that provides protection against breakage or damage of slate shingles and roof tiles.

When roof maintenance or new roof installation is necessary the traditional roof access is via foot traffic. This board eliminates actual foot traffic on a roof. This board is also good for safety on a steep roof.

The board distributes one's weight proportionally throughout entire size of board as opposed to the traditional confined area where one would step.

The upper side of board is plywood material. Bolts and nuts attach wood ladder slats to this side of board. The ladder slats provide traction. This is the side on which one would stand.

The opposite or under side of board is plywood material. A medium density foam rubber is attached to this side with an adhesive. The foam rubber side is placed directly onto the roof. The foam rubber grips and conforms to the roofing material.

The board weighs about twenty one pounds and can be easily handled.

This invention is meant to be used by a roofer. However, it will be useful to persons in other trades needing to access a roof; such as sheet metal workers, plumbers, window washers, and exterior painters.