roofing tools


In order to be successful in the roofing industry, it’s essential to know the tools of the trade. From roofing licenses to tear-off tools, the roofing contractor’s tool belt is packed with responsibilities. But you don’t have to do it alone. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you establish a more professional roofing company.


Obtaining a Roofing License

There are no specific federal requirements in the United States for starting a roofing business. But it’s important to do your research to find any state and/or local licensing requirements for roofers that you may be subject to. 


In some cases, the determining factor over whether you need a roofing license is the financial values of the roofing projects you accept. For example, in Delaware, roofers who perform jobs over $50,000 are required to obtain a business license from and to register with the Delaware Division of Revenue.


Need more information? Start your research with these resources:



Essential Roofing Tools and Equipment

To keep a roofing business running long term, the company needs to invest in the right roofing tools and equipment. From the obvious ladders, nail guns, and hammers to roofing equipment designed to streamline debris management and cleanup, it’s essential to invest in top-quality tools that help you enhance your company’s reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and customer service. 


Aside from what’s in your tool belt and toolbox, here are some tools to keep handy if you want to give your customers the ultimate roofing experience:


  • Tear-off shovels
  • Pry bars
  • Battery-powered nail guns
  • On-site dump trailers
  • Self-propelled dump trailers


When choosing your investments, consider the power of each piece of equipment. Does it serve just one purpose, or can one tool have multiple uses in the roof replacement process? Self-propelled dump containers like the Equipter RB4000 are innovative, multifunctional solutions. Here are just a few uses for the RB4000: 


  • Utility trailer - transport more tools and materials to the job in one trip.
  • Shingle lift - drive the lightweight, self-propelled trailer to where you need the shingles and lift the container right to the roofline to unload.
  • Debris container - shove tear-off debris right off the roof and into the lifted dump container, then drive and dump it into a curbside dumpster or dump truck.


Here are a handful of resources for choosing the right equipment for your roofing company:



Roofing Technology Tools

With new, innovative technology appearing in every industry, it’s time to get with the times. Roofing software and roofing apps are major time-savers when it comes to managing scheduling, the estimate process, project progress, and finances.


If you’re looking to improve efficiency on and off the job, here are some resources that feature free and affordable options:



About Equipter

Innovation is a core value of Equipter. We aim to provide exceptional roofing equipment to enhance job site debris management and transportation for tools and materials. For over 15 years, we’ve been providing roofers across America with high-quality debris control solutions that have helped them increase their referral rates and close at least one to two more jobs a month.


Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to grow your company and build stronger customer relationships. 


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