Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!
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Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.

Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

Useful Tools Every Beginner Roofer Needs

Brian Riley

Working as a roofer has many perks, including constant fresh air and job stability. If you've just started in the roofing industry for yourself or perhaps a company like Crossover Roofing, here are some roofing tools you should buy immediately. 

Nail Gun

Regardless of which roofing company you work for, you'll probably install materials on roofs at some point. Trying to secure these materials with fasteners manually is taxing and time-consuming, so it's best to invest in a nail gun as soon as possible.

With a nail gun, you can drive a bunch of nails through materials without much effort. That's because the nail gun does all the work, thanks to its air pressure. As long as you ensure your roofing materials are where they should be and your hands are away from the line of fire, you can set nails up quickly and keep materials from going anywhere. 

Utility Knife

Asphalt shingle is one of the more common materials you'll set up on client properties. It's cost-effective and durable, but sometimes, you must cut it to fit it properly on a roof. Cutting won't be hard if you use a utility knife.

These knives are lightweight and portable, but they can also easily cut through asphalt shingles because of their blades' sharpness. After you mark lines on asphalt shingles showing where to cut, you can glide the knife from top to bottom in a straight line and cut right through. The asphalt shingles should now fit their assigned position perfectly. 

Tool Belt

Whether you work in the residential or commercial sector as a roofer, you'll keep different tools on hand. Utility knives and nail guns, for example, may be just a few you use each day. You'll want to get a tool belt at some point to support them. 

A quality tool belt allows you to keep relevant tools on your body at all times, so if you need to use one, you can reach down and grab it from the belt instead of having to open your toolbox. Tool belts for roofers can vary in many ways too, so you should be able to find the right belt regardless of what your preferences are. 

If you just started working as a roofer, there are some roofing tools you'll want to invest in. The more equipped you are for the roofing industry, the more services you'll be able to perform safely and efficiently around client properties.