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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • 2-ft. and 4-ft. levels
    • Extension ladder
    • Framing square
    • Stapler
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Tool belt

Roof brackets, scaffolding boards, personal fall arrest system

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

In order to come up with a Materials List for a gabled dormer, make a detailed drawing or have an architect draw a plan and then make a materials list from the plan. Some lumberyards will make the materials list for you from an architect's plan.

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