What’s in My Toolbox The Essential Tools for Roofers

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Written By Jim J Neal

Here’s a look at the tools of a professional roofer.

Sarah Lehowich was raised in trades by her grandfather and father, but it took Sarah a while to discover her own construction career.

After working as a university professor and then at a non-profit that taught young people about trades and apprenticeships, she decided it was time to start her own construction business. She is now the owner and operator at True North Roofing and she says it’s the best decision she has ever made.

Lehowich spoke to us about her career, and the tools that she considers essential for roofers.


Goat Steep Assist

The Goat Roof Ladder allows roofers to quickly and efficiently get onto and off roofs. It is an alternative to traditional ropes and harnesses.

BullyBag Tool Carrier

Bully Bag’s Lehowich loves the Bully Bag as she can carry her most-used tools with her without having to wear a heavy tool belt. The Bully Bag is packed with useful tools such as a shingle gauge and two tape measures.

Gorilla Ladder

It can be difficult to carry ladders from one jobsite to another. Lehowich loves this Gorilla ladder because it has the reach she needs and folds down small enough for her hybrid SUV.

Cougar Paws Performer

You must be careful when working on a roof. Cougar Paws Performer safety shoes give Lehowich peace of mind when she walks on shingles. She can rely on the patented grip technology for stability and traction.

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