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What Tools Should Be in Your Roof Repair Contractor’s Truck?
What Tools Should Be in Your Roof Repair Contractor's Truck?
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


What Tools Should Be in Your Roof Repair Contractor’s Truck?

You can judge the competence of a roofing crew by their toolkit. The best invest in the latest pieces of equipment and master the skills to wield them properly, safely and efficiently. On the other end of the spectrum, unreliable roofers use crude tools when better gear is available just so they can avoid the expense of an upgrade.

What Tools Should Be in Your Roof Repair Contractor's Truck?

Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses what every trustworthy commercial or residential roofing contractor should bring to your home when conducting repairs:

Shingle Lift

During roofing projects, the ladder isn’t only used for climbing; it also hoists heavy supplies several feet from the ground. Naïve do-it-yourselfers and inept roofers make repeated runs carrying hefty and bulky materials by hand. Doing this part of the job manually isn’t only inefficient but also unsafe.

Fall Protection System

Working from a great height is always nerve-wracking, but having a fall protection kit in place makes it a lot less dangerous. Comprising a safety harness, roof lifeline, roof anchor and shock-absorbing lanyard, this specialized equipment provides the experienced roofers peace of mind to work with ease.


If it’s impossible to perform a permanent roof repair due to inclement weather, tarping the affected area is the best temporary solution. When installed properly, tarps stop the leak temporarily and prevent further interior damage until the rain subsides.

Flat Head Shovel

Removing old shingles was a laborious task before flat head shovels were invented. They’re extremely useful for creating a clean surface quickly in order to lay down new materials.


When it comes to dislodging stubborn nails, crowbars are the ultimate tool. They render the otherwise strenuous job painless, allowing for speedy roof removal and installation.

Chalk Line

To apply shingles on the sheathing, professional roofers draw lines to guarantee symmetry and proper placement.

Utility Knife

Every experienced roof installer has a utility knife handy to trim and make custom-shape materials.

Roofing Nailer

Nail guns simplify the demanding process of shingle application. They may operate in a point-and-shoot style, but they require exceptional skills to prevent tearing through the materials. They also help minimize construction waste.

Proper Nails

Using the right kind and number of nails is a critical part of any roof repair or replacement job. Hire a roofer certified by the product’s manufacturer to ensure flawless workmanship.

As a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor, Universal Roofing and Exteriors is fully equipped, properly trained and adequately insured. We bring a complete set of tools to every project, but our main assets are our people. Whether you need us for storm damage repair or routine roof maintenance, call us at (317) 257-0779 now for your free estimate. We serve Carmel, Zionsville and neighboring parts of Indiana.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Contact Us to Get Started On Your Project

There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.