How To Put A Ladder On A Sloped Roof?


If you ever had to do anything on the roof or siding of a house, you know that can be a bit of a challenge. Riding on the roof can be a bit tricky because the slope of the roofing requires you to use special materials and techniques. In this article, we’re going to show you how to put a ladder on a sloped roof.

What You’ll Need?

Necessary materials:

  • Ladder
  • Tape measure
  • Roofing nails
  • Roofing tar or sealant
  • Hammer
  • Nailgun
  • Chisel or saw blade

Now, I’ll explain Step by step procedure to put a ladder on a slopy roof:

  1. Find the ridge of the roof. This will be the top of the ladder’s rung furthest from the chimney. Mark this spot with a piece of tape.
  2. Drive a nail into the tape at the mark (or use a hammer and nail to secure it in place). 
  3. Measure up from the bottom of the ladder to where you want it to hang and mark this spot with another piece of tape. 
  4. Drive a nail into the first mark and then, using your tape measure, nail it securely in place. 
  5. Repeat steps 2-4, hanging the ladder at each end so that it hangs evenly across the roof ridge (you’ll want it above any obstructions like gutters or downspouts).
  6. Paint or seal your new ladder with roofing tar or sealant (make sure to wear gloves and eye protection).
  7. Use your chisel or saw blade to trim off any excess ladder rungs.

How to Assemble the Ladder

If your roof slope is less than 12 degrees, you don’t need a ladder. Simply place the ladder on the ground next to the roof, so that its bottom rail is against the slope. Then use the toe of one foot to hold one end of the ladder against the slope and use your other hand to secure the other end. You can also use a rope or chain to secure the ladder in place.

Mounting the Ladder

There are a few things you’ll need in order to mount a ladder on a sloped roof.

The first is the ladder itself. You’ll need a sturdy, safe ladder that can handle the weight of the person and the object being mounted onto it.

You’ll also need some scaffolding or some other elevated surface to which you can attach the ladder.

Once you have these two pieces, all you need to do is figure out how high up on the roof you want your ladder to be mounted.

Then, use measurements taken from the edge of the roof to determine the length of ladder required. Make sure to allow for enough slack in the rope so that it doesn’t pull too tightly on the ladder when it’s in use.

Once you have your measurements, mark them onto the scaffold using a pencil or a sharpie. Then, cut the necessary pieces of rope using a pair of wire cutters.

Once your pieces of rope are cut, tie one end of each piece together using an overhand knot. Then, tie another overhand knot just below that first one.

How To Install A Ladder On A Sloped Roof

If you have a sloped roof, it can be tricky to install a ladder. Here are some tips to help you out:

1. Measure your roof slope and find the point where the slope changes. This is your starting point.
2. Mark this point with a flag or piece of wood.
3. Use a level to make sure your starting point is flat.
4. Place the ladder at the mark and hold on to the rungs as you climb up.
5. When you get to the top, carefully pull yourself up and set the ladder down again.
6. If there are any bumps or holes on your roof, be sure to use caution when climbing up and down the ladder.

Tips For Preventing Falls While Mounting A Ladder

If you are mounting a ladder on a sloped roof, follow these tips to prevent falls:

– Always use a safety harness when climbing or working on a ladder.
Use the stairs or an alternate route if the ladder is not close to the ground.
– Use caution when mounting and unmounting the ladder.

Final Touches

If you have a sloped roof, it’s time to add a ladder. There are a few different ways to do this and each has its own benefits. The most common way to add a ladder is to use a build-a-ladder kit. This kit includes all the necessary parts and instructions to make your own ladder. Another option is to purchase a pre-made ladder. These ladders are often easier to use since they come with built-in steps and rails.

Regardless of which type of ladder you choose, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, make sure the ladder is sturdy enough to support your weight. Second, make sure the ladder is tall enough so that you can reach the top of the roof without having to stretch. And finally, make sure the roof is clean and free of debris before you start installing the ladder.


If you’re looking to put a ladder on a sloped roof, there are a few things you’ll need to know. First, make sure you have the right tools, including a level and crowbar to help you secure the ladder in place. Next, estimate how high up the roof your ladder will need to go in order to reach the necessary spot. Finally, use your crowbar to pry away any tiles or shingles that might be blocking access to the roof’s surface.

Be careful not to damage the roof while doing so!