When replacing metal roofing, removing the nails is a tedious and necessary procedure. You can make the job easier on yourself with the correct tools, which include a hammer, kitty’s paw pry bar and a block of wood to get leverage.
When removing metal roofing panels, it’s important to begin at the peak of the roof and work your way down. After all of the nails are gone, nothing is holding the panel to the roof deck — it can slide, and you do not wish to be standing on it when it does. Instead, when removing the last couple of nails, you should be standing on a ladder firmly clinging to the side of their building.
To pull each nail, then you first need to boost the mind a small amount. The best method to do that is to pound the pointed jaws of a cat’s paw under the mind; the force of the hammer is usually sufficient to do the job. Once the mind was raised, then slip a small piece of wood under the cat’s paw for leverage, and pry — the nail should pop out. The whole procedure takes from 10 to 20 seconds.