When attempting to repair some damages on your roof, you really don’t need to be a professional to get the job done right. What you need to have are the right tools that can help you make the task a lot easier to accomplish. Of course, if the job is too complex, hiring a roofer is still the best option.

There are so many roofing tools that are being used by professional roofers as well as homeowners who want to do DIY roof repair, but here are the most basic ones that you need to familiarize yourself with:

1.     Hammer

In every construction project, be it repairing an existing structure or building a new one, a hammer is one of the most important tools that anyone should have. It has various uses. You can use one side to remove some roofing materials and nails or staplers, while the other side is designed to putting nails in and making sure that a certain surface is in place.

2.     Shovel

This right here is not the typical shovel that is used in gardening. Its triangular-shaped blade is used to remove shingles or any other roofing materials.

3.     Utility Knife

During the process, you will be required to cut some things like the shingles and flashing. With this, a utility knife will come in handy.

To make the most of out of this tool, it is highly recommended that you get one with several replacement blades that you can utilize depending on the type of repair that you are doing.

4.     Caulking Gun

If you are trying to do some DIY roof repair jobs, it is important that you seal the seams properly so as to prevent pest infestations and other problems that can compromise the structure. This is when a caulking gun becomes really useful.

5.     Staple and Nail Guns

If you are dealing with a project that involves a lot of nails and staples, then this tool would be better to use than a hammer. It is much easier to use as well.