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4 Tools You Need for Every Roofing Job

05-04-2018
So you're planning on taking on a roofing job, but you need some tools first. Luckily, most of the construction power tools you need are relatively inexpensive, and they are tools you can use for more than one job. Here is a brief list of some of the basic tools you're going to need to complete a roofing job.
constructionSo you're planning on taking on a roofing job, but you need some tools first. Luckily, most of the construction power tools you need are relatively inexpensive, and they are tools you can use for more than one job. Here is a brief list of some of the basic tools you're going to need to complete a roofing job.

Caulking Gun
A caulking gun will be helpful for jobs that require roofing cement or sealant. The caulking gun works much better than a self-contained tube of squeezed caulk because you have better control of the dispensation of the cement. You can stop it when you want to, and it's much easier to prevent messes.

Power Nailer or Staple Gun
Using a power nailer will make the process of shingle installation significantly faster. You can also easily drive nails in tight spaces with a power nailer. You can try using staple guns to avoid needing an air compressor and long hose, or you can use a cordless nail gun powered by rechargeable batteries.

Ladder
You are obviously going to need a ladder if you want to get up on the roof. Make sure your ladder is secure and sturdy so you don't hurt yourself. If yours is older and wobbly, it's time for a new one. You can also rent a scaffold or shingle lift, but a ladder is probably the cheapest and easiest option.

Shovel
You're going to need a roofing shovel so that you can remove old roofing material. Another name for this tool is a "shingle ripper." The tool helps you pry up the old shingles and tears out the nails that are holding the shingles in place.

Most smaller, common roof repairs cost between $150 and $400 with labor costing $45 to $75 per hour. You can save yourself some money if you do it yourself, though. Just make sure you have a caulking gun, power nailer, ladder, shovel, and whatever other construction power tools you think you might need to get the job done. Check out our inventory today to get the right tools for any job.
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