Roof Removal: How To Tear Off Roof Shingles

Conquer the toughest, dirtiest part of reroofing

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Roof harness
  • Extension ladder
  • Hammer
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Cat's paw
  • Chalk line
  • Roof jacks, adjustable
  • Hammer tacker

You’ll also need a garden fork or roofing shovel, leather gloves, a push broom and a broom magnet.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Ice and water barrier
  • #30 roofing felt

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