A roof is consistently battling the elements. If your roof isn't taken care of, molds, mildew and debris can result in structural damage and costly repairs. Because of this, it is important you have the necessary tools to take maintain your roof. First you will need a utility knife. They can be used to cut drywall, trim asphalt roof shingles, and slice through fiberglass insulation. They are relatively safe to use since they have a retractable razor blade. Besides a utility knife make sure you invest in a roofing hammer with a straight claw. Invest in a circular saw to cut singles or panels. A circular saw is an electrically-powered tool can cut roof panels and plywood sheathing into an array of different sizes. To hammer nails in, abandon the manual hammer and opt for a nail gun. Compressed air is used to force the nails from the loaded gun strip unto the sheathing or shingles. residential roofing contractors Severn, MD