Nails are an important part of roofing, as they hold the roofing material in place. Make sure to purchase nails that are long enough to secure the roofing material properly.
A hammer is needed to drive nails into the roofing material.
3. Roofing felt
Roofing felt is a layer of asphalt-saturated material that is installed under roof shingles to help protect the roof sheathing from water damage.
Underlayment is a layer of material that is installed between the roof sheathing and the roofing felt. It helps to prevent water damage and ice damming.
5. Ice and water shield
Ice and water shield is a waterproof membrane that is installed on the eaves and ridge of a roof to prevent ice dams and water infiltration.
6. Ridge vent/ventilation system
A ridge vent or ventilation system is necessary to allow hot air to escape from the attic, which will help keep the attic cooler and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
7. Eave vents
Eave vents allow air to flow into and out of the attic, which helps keep the attic cool and dry. They should be installed on both sides of the house, near the eaves of the roof.
8. Gutter guards
Gutter guards help keep leaves and other debris out of your gutters, which can cause clogs and damage your gutters or home’s foundation.
Soffit is a trim piece that covers the underside of your roof overhang, and it should be painted or stained to match the rest of your home’s exterior trim.
10. Roof shingles
Roof shingles are the main layer of protection for your roof, and they come in a variety of colors and styles to choose from. Make sure to purchase enough shingles to cover your entire roof, plus an extra 10-15% for waste and overlap.