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What Roofing Tools Do the Professionals Use?

So, your roof has seen better days. You’re starting to suspect it needs to be replaced. What are the signs that it is time to replace it? What should you expect from professional roofers? What roofing tools will the professionals use? How long will it take to completely re-roof your house? Read on for answers to these questions, and other frequently asked questions about a roof replacement.

Signs It is Time to Replace Your Roof

You may begin to suspect that your roof is beginning to fail if you notice any of the following signs.

  • Missing shingles
  • Curling shingles
  • Pieces (granules) of shingles building up in your gutter, or coming through downspouts
  • The valleys (where two angles of the roof meet and water flows) have visible damage
  • You have found water damage in your attic 
  • Roof is becoming discolored
  • Roof has extensive moss growth which can compromise the roof’s structural integrity
  • Your energy bills are rising

If you notice any of these warning signs of problems with your roof, contact a licensed, insured roofing company to provide you with a free evaluation and estimate.

What to Expect During a Roof Replacement

Once you’ve agreed to have your shingle roof replaced, you can expect the following processes to begin. When you work with a top-reviewed roofing company, you can generally expect your roof replacement to begin within 60 days of signing the contract. Once started, the process takes two days on average. During the replacement process, you should expect:

  1. Property Protection
    Before a single shingle is removed all decks, patios, and plants will be covered, or moved to protect them.
  2. Shingle Removal
    Your roofing contractors will use specialized roofing tools to remove the shingles safely and efficiently on your roof, disposing of them properly into bins.
  3. New Roof Shingle Installation
    Your roofers will then install your new roof shingles.
  4. Quality Control Walk Through
    Your roofing experts should provide a quality assurance walk-through after the completion.
  5. Warranty Explanation
    Your roofing company should offer a warranty on their workmanship and should provide you with all the information about the guarantee of their work, including how long the work is under warranty.
  6. Property Clean Up
    The roofing company should leave your home as they found it, cleaning up after the project so that you aren’t stuck having to pick up discarded tools, extra shingles, or other debris. 

Roofing Tools Used During Roof Removal and Replacement

Some or all the following roofing tools will be used to remove your old shingles and replace them:  

  • Adjustable roof jacks 
  • Tarps/plywood
  • Claw pry bar for nail removal
  • Shingle removal shovels (roofing hatchet)
  • Shingle removal strippers
  • Ladders
  • Roofing nails
  • Staples
  • Safety goggles
  • Other roofing tools as needed by the installation team

When your hire a reputable roof replacement company, they will bring all the necessary roofing tools with them. You do not need to purchase these items.

Request a Free Estimate for Roof Replacement in Lane County

Oregon Roof Guy is a top-rated asphalt shingle roof replacement company serving Lane County, OR. Oregon Roof Guys is locally owned and operated. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Serving Lane County homeowners, commercial property owners, and rental property owners since 2010, Oregon Roof Guys offers roof replacement financing, and the best service, installation, and products available. To request an estimate, send us a message today. You may also call 541-515-4202.