Whether you’re a contractor like Summit Point Roofing or you own a house and have worked on a metal roof, you probably understand many of the unique characteristics of this particular kind of roofing. It is certainly a creature all its own. But today, there are plenty of new tools being made available that really help in different facets of metal roof upkeep and knowledge-ability. While some of these tools are tools in the traditional sense of the term, some are not. Here are five of today’s most useful, metal roof-relevant apps and gadgets.
This roofing calculator app is an amazing, all-in-one tool for planning any roof job. Whether you simply need to make a small change, or want to restructure the whole roof, this app incorporates every necessary factor and makes all necessary calculations. Not sure of an angle, outcrop location, or square footage? This app keeps track of your entire project. When it comes to any metal roofing projects, this app is a major help.
Physical work on metal roofs requires the ability to cut metal in place. For many years, industry standard methods have entailed somewhat dangerous cutting methods such as jigsaws, custom circular saw setups, “suicide saws”, grinders, and other tactics. The new Ving Power Metal Cutter tool is an ultimate gadget for this problem. With the new Ving, precision metal cutting is much quicker, safer, and easier. This means for much, much easier roofing work for you.
Utilizing color scheme in metal roof painting can be quite tricky. Many paint dealers take issue with adding color to roofing paints, mixing them, and other such issues. The Sherwin Williams ColorSnap app not only gives users the ability to digitally match colors on the spot, but also provides volumes of helpful information as well as contacts for getting the exact exterior or roof paint you wish to use. This can really help when it comes to roof color and overcoming common obstacles with regard to it.
Whether you are working with a metal roof or an interior wall, the iHandy Carpenter app provides a cool and accurate, electronic version of five of the most important tools. The less tools you have to carry to and from the roof, the better you will feel at the end of the day; trust us. From the power of your smartphone and this app, you will be armed with a digital plumb-bob, surface level, steel protractor, bubble level bar, and a steel ruler. Now all you need is some digital lemonade to go with it.
Measurement is such a big part of any roofing job. The Wixey Mini Digital Height Gauge makes life a little easier when up so high. Measure and bore slot depths, choose to work with fractions or decimals, engage the locking rule for repetitious modes of use, and take advantage of the Wixey’s innovative, vertical and horizontal usability. This techy-tool is great for the job.
As with any other home, DIY job, always put safety and common sense first. Then you will have success in a second. Good luck and happy roofing.
Today’s featured contributor, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who likes to blog about home improvement techniques. She has been writing about the house designing industry for many years and has considerable amount of knowledge in the field. She suggests using metal roofing as they do not need any maintenance.