Roofing is a job that requires sturdy footing at all times. Flip flops and sandals are not an option, instead roofers need rugged, strong steel toed boots that have thick soles for extra traction. Jeans or heavy pants are a must but should be comfortable because there is a lot of moving around on the job. Of course, safety glasses and hard hats should be used as there can be a lot of debris that is generated when taking old shingles off and you don’t want to be accidentally hit in the head with one of the power tools that are being used, either.
Shingles are usually adhered to the roof with a strong glue and then nailed on for extra strength. The layers overlap so that water runs off and won’t infiltrate the roof itself. Tiles and slate are installed with nails, which takes more time than shingles to complete, as the roofer has to position each piece and hammer it in, rather than using a large strip of shingles in one go.
Whatever the roofing material used, the roofer needs to make sure he has all of his tools with him before he starts the job. They may wear tool belts with their equipment inside for ease of getting up and coming down from the job site, or have tool boxes placed on the roof for easy access. Using these basic tools of scrapers, nailguns and hammers they work to give you a brand new roof. Roofers are trained professionals that learn a lot of their job on the go, right up there on top of your house.