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What Your Roofer Must Have When Inspecting a Roof

Whether you’re planning to repair or replace your roof, it’s smarter to work with licensed roofers with years of experience under their belt. Not only will they get the job done faster; they can spot roofing problems otherwise invisible to the untrained eye.

What Your Roofer Must Have When Inspecting a Roof

Your roofer needs to have all the necessary materials and tools to start your roofing project. At Universal Roof & Contracting, we discuss what these tools and materials are.

Ladders and Scaffolding

The quintessential roofing tool, the ladder is the one thing your roofer needs to perform any roofing project. In cases where they need to do roof inspection and repairs on properties that are more than one story, a scaffold or a shingle lift ladder is the appropriate alternative.

Fall Protection Kits

Experienced roofers know the value of investing in fall protection kits, such as safety harnesses, roof anchors and shock-absorbing lanyard. These are vital as it can mean the difference between being unscathed and serious injury.


Crowbars, shovels and hammers are all tools of the trade, but so are sealants. They allow us to properly seal areas of the roof that water can penetrate, such as the flashings, roof vents and chimney areas. Similarly, your prospective roofer should also have tarps to keep the roof from getting damaged by rainwater. Weather, after all, hardly follows anyone’s schedule.

Roofing Nails

Your roofer should also use the proper nails, especially when installing certain roofing materials, such as asphalt or wood shake. These play a role in securing the individual shingles to the actual roof, which is vital to its long-term performance.

When it comes to general roofing and storm damage inspection, our experienced team at Universal Roof & Contracting comes equipped with all the necessary tools and materials to ensure the success of your roofing project.

Orlando residents may reach us at (407) 278-2686 while Jacksonville residents may reach us at (904) 416-1399 to learn more about our services. We are licensed roofers serving homeowners throughout Ocoee, FL.

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