A roof is consistently battling the elements. If you don't take care of your roof, molds, mildew and debris can build up. Because of this, it is important you have the right tools to take maintain your roof. First you will need a utility knife. They can be used to cut drywall, trim asphalt roof shingles, and slice through fiberglass insulation. They are relatively safe to use since the razor-sharp blade can be retracted. 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 certified roofing contractors Superior, WI recommend the straight claw hammer. Invest in a circular saw to cut singles or panels. This electrically-powered tool can cut roof panels and plywood sheathing into an array of different sizes. To hammer nails in, abandon the manual hammer and opt for a nail gun. Compressed air is used to force the nails from the loaded gun strip unto the sheathing or shingles.