How to Remove Old Roofing and Tear Off an Old Roof

How to work efficiently and prep for the new shingles

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
  • Cat's paw
  • Chalk line
  • Extension ladder
  • Pry bar

You'll also need a safety harness, tear-off shovel, hammer-tacker stapler, broom magnet, flat bar and leather 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 felt
  • Ice and water barrier
  • Lath strips
  • Shingles