Tall, steep, two-story roofs are nobody's favorite roof to climb on, but we embrace a challenge. This roof was leaking, and the owner called us (as he does on all of his jobs) to make the repairs.
A slide here might seem like a fun idea, but on a metal roof there are many rough edges, and a slide here would almost certainly result in numerous deep cuts. Not to mention a pretty high fall! Safety is never an option - it's always a requirement. But on a metal roof, no amount of "safety" is too much. But that aside, take a look at the closest pipe. See that wide "collar" around the pipe? It's too high - it should be around the base of the pipe. See the next photo for the reason why this collar is too high and the simple solution.
The ring, or collar (technically called a "storm collar") is now lowered, so rain is shed away from the seam. The collar is sealed with polyurethane caulk, and this pipe is now leak proof! But why did it happen? It is likely that the crew installing the water heater or furnace (whichever is below this pipe) lifted the pipe too high, and never checked the collar above the roof to ensure it was water proof.
This small album shows how small your seemingly disastrous leak can be.