There's a rooftop we recently discovered with a great view, and it's easily accessible for us. Obviously we'd like to go up there a bit more, particularly in summer with a couple of fold up chairs or something. I was thinking of getting someone in to look at it properly to assess the structural integrity of the roof, but I figured it might help posting on here first to get an early opinion from anyone willing to offer some advice.
The roof feels solid. As with any metal roof, there's obviously a few minor creeks here and there, but as a whole it does feel strong with 3 people up there. It's also reassuring to note that workers go up there quite often, and hence the walkways that have been setup on it so far. We want to set something up similar to the current walk ways - a slab of plywood for instance that will distribute the weight evenly across the vertical seams when standing or sitting on the roof.
The roof area is 6.25x8.50m and here are some photos we took:
The advice anyone gives on here will not be taken with absolute authority - I understand there's only so much you can do with the limited data I've provided. All advice will be considered general and not relied upon, but whatever thoughts you have to share would be greatly appreciated. I'm particularly interested in comments of absolute rejection to us going up there, along with a reason of substance explaining why it's profusely dangerous for us.
Someone also talked about running the structure in the opposite direction to the support beams. Would this be better, from the point of view of safety?