I reshingled (and re-sheathed) my garage a couple of years ago single handedly. Nothing fancy, just plain tar paper and 35 year asphalt shingles from Roofmart.
It's not difficult skill wise, but definitely a back breaker. I bought a tarp large enough to cover the entire roof so I didn't have to be in a rush, and rain storms didn't put me in panic mode. I also bought everything I needed (shingle shovel, nail gun, etc.), and then sold them as a bundle for about 75% of my purchase price, again so I could take my time and not worry about rentals.
Definitely invest in safety harnesses for you and your helper. A pain in the ass, and gets in your way, but broken bones do too. From a legal perspective, having one available for your helper will cover your ass too, in case he doesn't use it, and falls.
I humped my shingles up myself by ladder because I didn't trust the weight of a full pallet of shingles being craned onto my roof. That part was shitty, lol. I'll build some wooden stairs when I do our bungelow next.
Edit: Don't be stingy with air vents either. Most houses in Calgary have FARRR less vents than they should.
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