Roofs are subjected to tear and wear because of factors such as violent weather conditions and poor maintenance. If your roof isn't taken care of, mold and mildew can build up. If your roof isn't taken care of, mold and mildew can build up. Because of this, it is important you have the right tools to take maintain your roof. Make sure you have a utility knife. Utility knives can be used to cut drywall, trim asphalt roof shingles, and slice through fiberglass insulation. Utility knives are pretty safe to use since they have a retractable razor blade. In addition to the utility knife, you'll also need a roofing hammer that will refasten shingles and other roof coverings. A roofing hammer has two different head styles: one has a curved claw and the other has a straight claw. Most roofing 21797 recommend the straight claw hammer. To cut wood, shingles or roofing panels, a circular saw would be a worthwhile investment. This electrically-powered tool can cut roof panels and plywood sheathing into an array of different sizes. It is essential your roofing toolbox contains a roofing nail gun. Compressed air is used to push the nails from the loaded gun strip unto the sheathing or shingles.