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Feb 24, 2022

Aside from being physically exhausting, a roofing job can be dangerous: A single false step on a ladder can result in serious injury or even death. Fortunately, there are modern tools such as the Equipter (or the Roofer’s Buggy) that made this grueling job easier and safer for both the homeowner and the roofing contractor.


At Watkins Construction, the Equipter is our roofer’s best friend. Before using the Equipter, our roofers would often leave their materials at street level, requiring them to climb up and down ladders multiple times throughout the day. This can be quite time-consuming, risky, and tiring for even the most seasoned roofer.  Aside from that, no customer enjoys looking out their window to see a bunch of shingles and trash on their lawn. Not only is it unsightly, but it's also dangerous. With the Equipter, we can get the job done in less time, keep the job-site clean and our customers happy throughout the entire project!

What is the Equipter and How Does it Work?


The Equipter is a self-propelled trailer that lifts roofing materials to the rooftop and then lowers them to the ground, eliminating the need for roofers to continually climb up and down a ladder. The unit can lift to 4,000 lbs., making it ideal for the heavy materials used in roofing. In fact, one unit can often lift an entire day’s supply of materials for a crew of 10 roofers, eliminating trips back and forth between job sites.  And because it's self-propelled, you don't need to worry about finding a way to tow it. Simply push the button controls to easily navigate your trailer around the worksite. Designed specifically for the roofing industry, the Equipter is an innovative solution that saves time, prevents damage to the home and landscaping by eliminating debris from falling off the roof, and reduces the risk of injury.

Here are the Reasons Why We Love Using the Equipter

Makes the Roofing Job More Efficient and Safer

The Equipter allows our roofers to work more efficiently and get the job done in less time. By eliminating the need to carry shingles up a ladder all day or make as many trips carrying shingles by hand, we can spend more time actually getting work done instead of moving materials around. This helps us provide our clients with an accurate estimate on how long the job will take, which is always appreciated by homeowners. Not to mention how it helps reduce injuries by eliminating unnecessary trips up and down ladders.

It Keeps the Worksite Clean


If you have ever had your home re-roofed, then you probably know how messy the process can get. The Equipter was designed to solve this very problem, and it does its job well. The Equipter works by collecting debris instead of letting it fall on the ground. This way, your yard will stay clean even during the process of re-roofing and it eliminates the task of cleaning up all the mess once the project is completed since everything will be packed into one neat package.

Eliminate Damage from Falling Debris

While other methods of disposal involve throwing debris off the side of a building or down an elevator chute, the Equipter allows us to contain all waste in one place. This keeps nails from falling on your lawn or into your pool and protects windows from falling branches or shingles.




No Mess Roofing? It’s Possible with Watkins Construction!


The reality of a roof replacement project is that debris will be created. After all, the old shingles need to be removed from your home and disposed of properly. Not only does this create an unsightly and unsafe environment for your family, but it also creates a negative impression of your home.


However, at Watkins Construction, we are proud to be able to offer our New Roof No Mess service by utilizing the Equipter. In addition to making jobs more efficient, our customers love the added benefit of having less debris on their lawns, driveways, and gardens after a job is complete. By keeping shingle waste and other debris contained in the dumpster, we can maintain a cleaner job site and prevent damage to landscaping and surrounding property. When you make the decision to choose Watkins Construction, you will be making the best choice for your home and your family. Call us today for a No Mess New Roof Service!

Check out our Equipetr on the Watkins Website


The Watkins Equipter