Reviews by Roofing Insights
PiViT Ladder Tool
Tool number one, the PiViT Ladder Tool is one of the best ladder tools I’ve ever seen for leveling and stabilizing. I use it all the time so it’s fair to say that if you don’t have this one, you’re just missing out. This is a superb safety tool and it has like 25 uses.
You can buy it on Amazon, all the tools I’m going to talk about I will put the links below where you can buy them. This is number one of all tools I’ve ever used.
Xtend & Climb Telescoping Ladder
Tool number two, the extend and climb telescopic ladder. This is the tallest ladder available in the market in the telescoping ladder world. In the roofing world it’s very crucial to have the tallest ladder possible. When you put your ladder against your gutter that extra foot sometimes might save your life. You want at least three feet extension and if you have one and a half stories you’re going to be maxing out.
I have used them for six years now in the business, all my employees have been and to be honest with you I don’t see anybody on the market who can touch them by quality by price by value. Buy them on Amazon at link below.
Ladder Stabilizer Guard Protector
Tool number three, gutter guard protection from the ladder. There are a few options, it’s a very useful tool because as a contractor we get a lot of complaints about putting the ladder against the gutter. Are you going to scratch the gutter?
So, some roofers use a piece of plastic or a sponge, some roofers use two by fours. This tool is great during the inspection, you’re not going to have time to go up and put 2×4’s or 2×6’s on.
One of the best roofing products we’ve reviewed. Go check it out. Again, the link is below. So, make sure you don’t smash or scratch gutters with your ladder, a must-have tool.
Tool number four, we have never reviewed them before, but I appreciate them a lot. It’s absolutely a must-have tool for everybody. It’s an online platform and I’ve never met a contractor who would not be just absolutely thrilled with CompanyCam.
What is it? It’s a photo app, only $12 per user, and every contractor needs one. Simply put it is the smartest way to document your work and communicate with your crew. CompanyCam connects to your CRM so your team will always access those pictures online instead of having to drive to the job sites.
They can login and access the files online. I know a lot of contractors who have a rule to make at least 75 pictures per job. I can’t imagine how people managing their pictures without something like CompanyCam manage that many pictures as easily as CompanyCam allows users to be able to manage them.
Maybe you have alternative but I’m telling you this CompanyCam is awesome. Works great for salespeople and for roofing companies, go check it out at the link below you’ll completely love it.
Tool number five, not to be mistaken with, the old snake that’s a bad insurance company, but the Roof Snake shingle nail puller is awesome. It helps you to lift a shingle and hand drive that nail without damaging the shingles. If you do a lot of repairs, you should have it in your pouch.
Shingles will break when start lifting them up and it’s a great tool to help prevent damage to shingles and it’s very easy to use.
When an insurance company comes, and they tell you they’re going to deny the claim because the shingles are repairable. You can offer them roof snake and say here you go, fix it. I’m not going to change my mind about the tool just because of some insurance companies are not playing the fair game.
Nike Metcon 5 Crossfit Shoe
Tool number six, are the CrossFit shoes by Nike. This is the best shoe for roofers, and I have put a link below so check them out. Simply the best roofing shoe I have ever purchased in my life is the Nike Metcon five.
It’s a CrossFit training shoe, it’s almost impossible to kill, I’m doing 150-pound deadlifts in them and jumping around. They’re not slippery on the roofs, I mean the technology is amazing. I have yet to ruin one, and they feel amazingly comfortable.
Lock Jaw Ladder Grip Tool
Tool number seven and last on our list comes from Australia. They sent us four of them to try and my guys love them. Very easy to understand why, it doesn’t damage the ladder, it just goes in and literally grabs it. Our extended climb ladder is not going to move left or right with this lock jaw ladder grip tool attached to it. Locks onto the gutter in seconds and stabilizes the ladder to the gutter without causing any damage to the gutter.
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