Material List

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What items are needed to install a pitched roof?

There are many accessory items you need to install a roof properly. Valley, starter, chimney flashing starter, rake, ridge, etc.  There are also different types of nails that are necessary for different materials.

Below is a general list of items you could use on a roofing project:

Asphalt, shingle or wood roofs:

  • Squares of material (100 square foot)
  • Hip and ridge vents
  • Felt or underlayment
  • Plywood or OSB
  • Starter shingles or rolls
  • Fasteners
  • Cap nails
  • Staples
  • Roofing nails
  • Mastic
  • Cement caulking
  • Pipe flashings
  • Peel & adhere rolls

Metal flashings

  • Drip edge
  • Saddle stock aka chimney flashing
  • Valley
  • Tin shingles


  • Skylights
  • Tools/supplies
  • Spray paint


  • Rolled ventilation
  • Attic fans
  • Turbines
  • Ridge vents
  • Dormer vents

Tile, metal and specialty roofs:

  • Squares of material
  • Birdstops
  • Tile riser
  • Starter
  • Ridge tile
  • Boosters
  • Rakes
  • Battens
  • Mortar & Color
  • Specialty fasteners
  • Felt or underlayment

Metal flashings

  • Drip edge
  • Saddle stock
  • Valley
  • Tin shingles
  • Tile pan

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