You can judge the competence of a roofing crew by their toolkit. The best invest in the latest pieces of equipment and master the skills to wield them properly, safely and efficiently. On the other end of the spectrum, unreliable roofers use crude tools when better gear is available just so they can avoid the expense of an upgrade.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses what every trustworthy commercial or residential roofing contractor should bring to your home when conducting repairs:
During roofing projects, the ladder isn’t only used for climbing; it also hoists heavy supplies several feet from the ground. Naïve do-it-yourselfers and inept roofers make repeated runs carrying hefty and bulky materials by hand. Doing this part of the job manually isn’t only inefficient but also unsafe.
Fall Protection System
Working from a great height is always nerve-wracking, but having a fall protection kit in place makes it a lot less dangerous. Comprising a safety harness, roof lifeline, roof anchor and shock-absorbing lanyard, this specialized equipment provides the experienced roofers peace of mind to work with ease.
If it’s impossible to perform a permanent roof repair due to inclement weather, tarping the affected area is the best temporary solution. When installed properly, tarps stop the leak temporarily and prevent further interior damage until the rain subsides.
Flat Head Shovel
Removing old shingles was a laborious task before flat head shovels were invented. They’re extremely useful for creating a clean surface quickly in order to lay down new materials.
When it comes to dislodging stubborn nails, crowbars are the ultimate tool. They render the otherwise strenuous job painless, allowing for speedy roof removal and installation.
To apply shingles on the sheathing, professional roofers draw lines to guarantee symmetry and proper placement.
Every experienced roof installer has a utility knife handy to trim and make custom-shape materials.
Nail guns simplify the demanding process of shingle application. They may operate in a point-and-shoot style, but they require exceptional skills to prevent tearing through the materials. They also help minimize construction waste.
Using the right kind and number of nails is a critical part of any roof repair or replacement job. Hire a roofer certified by the product’s manufacturer to ensure flawless workmanship.
As a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor, Universal Roofing and Exteriors is fully equipped, properly trained and adequately insured. We bring a complete set of tools to every project, but our main assets are our people. Whether you need us for storm damage repair or routine roof maintenance, call us at (317) 257-0779 now for your free estimate. We serve Carmel, Zionsville and neighboring parts of Indiana.