I went up on my roof this weekend to do some work on an antenna and clean chimneys. It's the first time I've been up there since I replaced the hail damaged asphalt shingles with standing seam steel.
I wore some basic cross-trainers, roof was dry, but cold - probably 35F.
The lower roof (4/12) was ok, but I didn't feel all that secure. On the upper roof (5/12) I didn't feel very secure at all with regard to slipping and doubt I'll go up there again unless I can find a better solution.
I did some roofing and construction as a kid - working on roofs doesn't spook me in general and these aren't particularly steep. But I've never worked on a steel roof before.
Will warmer weather or better shoes make a big difference? I don't recall the crew putting the roof on having much trouble, though they got off in a hurry at the first hint of rain.