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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.

    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Chalk line
    • Extension ladder
    • Stapler
    • Straightedge
    • Roof harness
    • Utility knife
    • Tin snips

You'll also need scaffolding, a roofing nailer and work gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • #15 or #30 Felt underlayment
    • Self-adhesive waterproof underlayment (“ice and water shield”)
    • Drip edge
    • Asphalt shingles
    • Roofing nails
    • Staples
    • Hook blades
    • Sealant
    • Step and dormer flashing
    • Vent flashing
    • Valley flashing

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