Working solo? Try this tip for fastening roofing felt.
Working alone, attempting to staple roofing felt to a 12-pitch roof without a lot of staging and fuss, I thought that I would try attaching my heavy-duty hammer tacker to an extension pole with duct tape. It worked perfectly and loading was unhampered. Because I was working from a hole in the roof for a large cupola, I could slide precut pieces of roofing felt into position, tack them into place with a regular stapler, then use the 12-ft. extension tool to finish stapling.
— Jim Whitlock, Sandown, N.H.