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Basic Tools for Roof Repair
Even if you let professional roofing companies do all the installation, maintenance, and repair jobs for your roof, there may be times when you might need emergency roof repairs. Sometimes, some roof damages such as leaks may occur during unexpected hours – that is why it wouldn’t hurt to have some basic tools for roof repair.
Of course, you need to know the specific uses of each of these tools so that you could do something about the problem while waiting for the professionals to fix the damages for good.
Here is a list of the most common roof repair tools that should come in handy for maintaining or repairing your roof:
Ladder: First of all, you need a ladder -- and a sturdy, dependable one at that. Get a ladder that is strong, stable, and would be able to hold your weight as you climb onto your roof.
Roofing Nails: Roofing nails are used to attach the shingles of your roof. They come in different sizes and can be made of various materials.
Roofing Nail Gun or Hammer: A hammer or roofing nail gun is essential in replacing some shingles on your roof. You may use the hammer to put the shingles in place, or you could go and use the roofing nail gun instead if you want the job done quicker.
Protective Gloves: Gloves made of leather or protective gloves are important not only in repair jobs but in any jobs related to construction or requiring you to handle tools. Safety is always a priority.
Protective Helmet: Naturally, along with protective gloves are protective helmets. Protective helmets are critical to ensuring safety in case of a fall.
Sealant: Sealant is important because you need to apply it to block or seal holes or gaps where liquid could get in and start a leakage.
Pry bar: You would need a pry bar to pull off roofing nails and sometimes even to get rid of unwanted parts of the roof itself.
Chalk line: A chalk line is something you use to make sure that everything is properly aligned and symmetrical.
Aside from these tools, it would also be helpful to keep some pieces of shingles which match your roof; that way, you don’t have to go to the store in case you need a quick replacement of one or two shingles.
Whether you are planning to fully complete installation, replacement, or repair of your roofing, or just wanting to be prepared for cases of emergency, having your tools can be a good thing.