If you think you might like to try fixing your roof yourself, follow these safety tips:
If your roof is really steep, and high places make you dizzy, by all means, don't try to do the job yourself; call a professional.
If you do decide to go climbing, make sure your ladder is securely grounded.
Watch out for electrical wires.
If you suspect high winds might have ripped off a few shingles, but you want to keep both feet on the ground, you can use a pair of binoculars to search for damage if your roof isn't flat or at too low of a pitch.
Source: Mike Brown, Boak and Sons