More stories about Roofing

  • Razorback Shingle Remover

    This shingle remover’s replaceable, notched blade gets under shingles and also pulls up nails, and the tool's fiberglass handle won’t warp or swell, like a wooden one might.

  • SBC Cedar-Shingle Installation Tool

    A fully adjustable system specifically designed for making shingle ledgers

  • Air-Powered Shingle Cutter

    Making crisp, straight cuts in asphalt shingles with a utility knife can be tricky in warm weather and downright tough when it's cold.

  • Oversize Saws

    Several years back I read a story about gang cutting rafters – so I started doing it on my framing jobs. Gang cutting means setting all your rafters on edge on racks and using specialized saws such as...

  • Tools Up Close: Paslode Fuel-Powered Roofing Nailer

    The CR175C roofing nailer will be familiar to anyone who has ever used Paslode's other fuel-powered tools. It has the same battery and charger and takes a smaller version of the fuel cell used in the newer framing guns.

  • Paslode CR175C Cordless Roofing Nailer

    Last week I was at the Remodeling Show in Baltimore, where I attended a demonstration of the CR175C, a new fuel-powered roofing gun from Paslode. With so many types of nailers having gone cordless, I had been wondering if and when someone would develop a workable gun for roofing.

  • Lightweight Air Compressors

    My life changed 30 years ago when my boss showed up on our jobsite with a used 2-gallon, 1-horse air, belt-driven compressor and a couple of roofing staplers. That old compressor chugged day in and day out, just barely keeping pace with our tools but driving our production to a new level.

  • 2009 Editors' Choice: Ridge Runner Truss Platform

    Being a ridge man on a truss crew is the framer's equivalent of a spacewalk.

  • Cap Staplers and Nailers

    If you're still using hammer-tacker staples alone to attach housewrap and synthetic roof underlayments, you haven't read the instructions lately. Major manufacturers of these products have required capped fasteners spaced in specific patterns for the past several years. I know what you're thinking:...

  • 2001 Editors' Choice Awards