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What Tools Do I Need for Roof Repair?

There are many tools required for roof repairs. You can hire us to get the job done right for you.

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a toolbox full of tools used for roof repair. Credit: jrhode

When it comes to roof repair, it can be a bit more cumbersome than your average DIY project. This is because your roof is so important for the integrity of your home. Aside from maybe the foundation, a structurally sound roof is the most important part of maintaining a safe home. This is because it’s the very thing that keeps all the elements out. 

We don’t recommend repairing your own roof unless you have experience working on roofs. It’s dangerous, requires a lot of hard work, and can be pretty costly. But if you’re interested in the types of tools and materials required for roof repair, we’ve put together a list just for you.

Tools and Equipment Needed for Roof Repair


You can’t do roof repair without shingles. It’s as simple as that. You’ll want to make sure you have enough to cover the entire project - the last thing you want to do is run out of shingles. The type of shingle you choose can play an important role as well. 

1 ¼ inch nails

In order to nail down the shingles, you need nails. It’s important that you get the right size, too. The best size nails for shingles is 1 ¼ inches. 


You can’t nail nails without a hammer. The good thing is this is a tool most people do have readily available in their homes. 

Nail Gun

Sure, you have a hammer, but a roof repair job is going to require a LOT of nailing on of shingles. To make the job go faster, use a nail gun. 


A crowbar can be used to remove old shingles or anything that shows up in your way, so you’ll definitely want to have this handy while working on your roof.


Keeping tubes of sealant or caulking around is an absolute must. Once you begin roof repair, odds are that you’ll find spots weak spots where water can leak through. Use the sealant or caulking to patch them up.

Metal Flashing

Metal flashing is also used to prevent water from getting inside. It’s typically used around chimneys, vents, skylights, doors, and any other areas where it may be easy for water to get in. The metal flashing is applied to divert water away from the opening.

The Bottom Line

There are lots of tools and equipment you need for roof repair. And we didn’t even touch on having the right shoes, gloves, or weather conditions. Most people don’t have all the tools and materials we listed readily available unless they’re a roofer. So that means going out or ordering everything before you can start. The cost of having to buy all of these materials yourself can really add up. And, if you’re inexperienced, trying to fix your roof yourself can be dangerous and even lead to more roofing problems. 

That’s why it’s best to call the professionals. We at Parish Roofing Solutions have all the necessary roof repair tools practically in our back pocket. We also use the best products all while cutting down costs. 

How? When we replace the shingles on your roof, we make it our mission to reduce as much waste as possible. When most roofers cut a shingle to fit a particular part of a roof, they tend to just toss the access. But we understand the value of a dollar and the consequences that being wasteful has on the environment, so we save those access pieces and use them in other areas where they fit. This strategy means we produce less than 3% shingle waste. So that’s less money down the drain (or should we say gutters), all without sacrificing quality.

If you’re located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas and suspect there’s a problem with your roof, call us and we’ll come out and inspect it for free. We’ll make sure the job is done right so you can put your energy into the things that matter the most to you. Don’t worry about having to pick the right type of shingles or figure out how to caulk around a particularly difficult area. We’re here to take care of it all for you so you don’t have to worry. Contact us today to get a free roof inspection and see how we can help you with your roof repair!

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When you need your roof repaired, Parish Roofing Solutions is the company to call! That’s because we know that roof repair is more than just construction – it’s about protecting your home and family from the harsh power of the elements. And according to our amazing clients, we’re the best roofing company around.


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