Roofing Tools You Need in Your Toolbox

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Every homeowner should have their toolbox filled with all of the necessary tools for basic home repairs. Inside of that toolbox there should be a handful of tools specifically for your roof in case you have to make any small but necessary repairs. Of all the roofing tools out there in the world, here are a few you should have on hand.

  • Roofing Hammer – This special hammer is made specifically for cutting shingles to the desired size and hammering roofing nails into those shingles. Some models of this hammer even have a magnetic head that will allow the user to hammer a nail in place with one hand.
  • Roofing Shovel – For the more advanced weekend warrior, a roofing shovel is a tool that will allow you to easily rip off old shingles. This tool is known as the “shingle ripper” and will remove entire shingles along with the roofing nails that are holding them in place.
  • Framing Square – No one wants their roofing shingles to be uneven or misshapen. By using a framing square, you’ll be able to make perfectly measured marks so you can cut the shingles on an exact right angle. A symmetrical shingle is a happy shingle!
  • Caulking Gun – When you need to add cement or sealant to roofing shingles and flashing, a caulking gun is the perfect tool for the job. This tool will allow you to dispense the perfect amount of cement or sealant with full control. Save yourself the mess and grab yourself a caulking gun.

You have hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and a set of sockets — but do you have the right tools for when you need to make a quick roof repair? When your roof needs a repair way past your level of expertise, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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