Although there is a lot that can be done by a layman in terms of roof maintenance and repair, there are, quite naturally, specialist tools for a roof repair company in Elkhart IN which deal better with the more complex or specific jobs which can be needed. If one requires a particular piece of equipment, using traditional tools can be detrimental to your cause, and leave you with a situation which is, at best, unfinished. This article from HomeWorks, a roof maintenance company in Elkhart will explore the top 5 roofing tools and equipment according to roofers, in the hope that you will be able to use the information for the betterment of your emergency storm damage restoration in Elkhart IN.
More commonly known as shears, snips are a form of hand tool used mainly for the cutting, cropping or manipulating of sheet metal. The snips made for roofers are typically made of lightweight yet powerful tin and are extremely powerful. Many of the top-of-the-range tinsnips are made using a spring-loaded system that manages to increase the strength of the snips—given that snips work based on a simple leverage system, the long-handled versions (especially when spring-loaded) work particularly efficiently. Though capable of making slight curves if used properly and professionally, tinsnips are designed predominantly for cutting straight lines through sheet metal, a substance that has very little resistance to such an effective tool.]
Although the noun “nibbler” may sound adorable, tile nibblers are powerful and versatile tools. Many people, quite incorrectly, overlook the importance of such instruments, but a tile nibbler has a plethora of uses and is far stronger than the name might suggest.
3. Slate Ripper
Slate is a famously sturdy and often unyielding material, which can make roofing a difficult task when it needs to be removed. This particular job is the perfect example of a venture which should only be attempted with the correct equipment: this equipment being the slate ripper.
4. Slater’s Hammer
As with the slate ripper, the slater’s hammer may sound (and appear) to be quite a crude instrument, but it cannot be stressed enough that a regular hammer, or indeed a hammer and chisel, are simply inadequate utensils for the tasks attributed to a professional slater’s hammer.
5. Lead Dressers
The final contrivance on the list is the lead dresser. Lead, despite its reputation for being particularly dense and heavy, is quite a malleable metal and is therefore easily manipulated without the complex and awkward application of heat. Simple hand tools can be used to mold the metal into the necessary shapes, and these devices are known as lead dressers.
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