What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Roofer’s Essential Tools

A look inside the toolbox of a pro roofer.

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Though her father and grandfather worked in the trades, it took awhile for Sarah Lehowich to find her own career in construction.

After working as a university professor, then at a community non-profit teaching young people about the trades and apprenticeships, she decided to try her hand at running her own construction company. Now she’s the owner and operator of True North Roofing, and says she’s never been happier.

We talked to Lehowich to learn more about her career and the tools she finds essential while working as a roofer.

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Goat Steep Assist

The Goat Roof Ladder is actually a tool that allows roofers to get on and off roofs quickly and efficiently. It’s an alternative to the traditional rope and harness.

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BullyBag Tool Carrier

Lehowich loves this product from Bully Bag because she can keep her most-used tools at her side without strapping on a bulky tool belt. The Bully Bag comes packed with useful tools, including a shingle gauge, two tape measures and a pry bar.

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Gorilla Ladder

Lugging ladders from jobsite to jobsite can be a major pain. Lehowich likes this ladder from Gorilla because it’s got the reach she needs to do her work, and folds down small enough to fit into her hybrid SUV.

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Cougar Paws Performer

When you’re working on a roof, you take every step carefully. Cougar Paws Performer safety boots provides Lehowich some peace of mind while she’s walking on shingles. The patented grip technology gives her traction and stability.

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