Our goal is to provide you with a worry-free roof replacement experience. We know construction can be a messy and stressful time for homeowners and building owners, so we strive to treat your home or business with the respect and care it deserves. We are proud to bring the “New Roof – No Mess” experience to you, using specially-designed equipment (The Equipter) that protects your property and landscaping.
Removing a roof can be very messy. Traditionally, large trucks and equipment have to be parked near your home, on your lawn and on your driveway. This can potentially damage the landscaping on your property.
To reduce this risk, Blackhawk Roofing has invested in the Equipter RB4000. This specially designed roofing equipment eliminates most of the mess involved with removing your roof, without requiring placement of heavy equipment onto your lawn. Your property won’t have ruts, and your shrubs won’t be ruined.
The major benefits of the Equipter include:
From roof to tarp, from tarp to wheelbarrow, and from wheelbarrow to dumpster. Debris removal and disposal are labor-intensive, requiring roofers to handle the same material multiple times. The Equipter lets our crew members push nails, old shingles, or packaging directly into the container. When it’s full, our jobsite operator lowers the unit and drives it to a conventional dumpster, where it can be easily emptied via a powered tailgate.
The Equipter was designed by roofers who understand exactly how difficult and stressful it is to protect a homeowner’s property, using conventional material handling processes. The Equipter includes a roll-back feature that extends the container up to four feet backward. This allows roofers to position the container directly over landscaping and external heating and cooling units. As a result, the job becomes less physically demanding because the portable dump container reduces the need to lug, manhandle, and hoist material and debris over a homeowner’s property. The roll-back feature also reduces mental stress. Overshooting the standard tarp when moving debris over the roofline is no longer a concern, so roofers will not spend hours picking up stray debris strewn across a customer’s lawn. This helps tour crews maintain their focus on production (installing your roof), and not end-of-day cleanup.
A roof tear-off and replacement is messy work, and roofers have learned to deal with the reality of littered yards and scattered debris for generations. With the Equipter, professional roofers no longer need to deal with these time-consuming setbacks. Many unique capabilities allow our crews to create significantly less of a mess on the ground, and potential damage to windows, doors, siding and landscaping. A 12-foot lift means the container creates a closer “target,” and gives debris less distance to fall. This means our roof installation crew has greater control over where the tear-off trash lands. With the swinging lid doors open, the unit has a ten-and-a-half-foot catch area, which is angled to channel the debris into the main dump container, instead of scattered across lawns or on top of flowerbeds.
Roofing is a physically demanding job—one fraught with the potential for injuries — including strains, pulls, punctures, and long-term lower back discomfort. And while many roofers take pride in how hard they work, nobody likes to feel broken down by the end of the week. The Equipter has made a difference in the physical health of our crews, since there is less debris to clean up. We still complete a thorough cleanup of your property at the end of the job, but the Equipter reduces the time and effort substantially.
The Equipter is especially important for helping roofers get new material onto the roof. For example, our operator can lift several bundles of shingles, or 3-4 sheets of plywood to repair roof rot we may encounter in the decking. The result is a more positive working environment. Installers don’t get fatigued, and they’re able to work more efficiently.
The ability of the Equipter to boost productivity also means roof replacement projects are finished more quickly. Roofing is a physically demanding job, so anything that makes the job easier and allows our roofers to do something more efficiently is better. Equipter-assisted roofing streamlines material handling and cleanup, eliminating hours of work from each project. As a result, rather than working well into evening hours, roofers can wrap up and clock out at a reasonable time—and that’s a morale booster no matter how much pride our crew takes in hard work.
As a roofer, we know that the right roofing tools not only keep Blackhawk Roofing runing but also keep our operations efficient. Investing in the proper roofing dump trailer is one of the best ways we have streamlined the roof replacement process. It is also an enormous benefit to the homeowner, who no longer has to worry about the weight of a 20-ton dumpster cracking or denting their driveway.
But how does a dump trailer boost efficiency?
Owning our own hydraulic roofing trailer (The Green Monster) means no more rental fees for you. We don’t need to pick up a dumpster or drop it off at the rental company. And we always have it on hand. That helps keep the project on track and maintains a certain level of customer satisfaction. Here are just a few of the benefits of The Green Monster:
What’s there to know about dump trailers? You fill them up, and then dump them out, right?
Well, not really. Because the body and bed on a deckover trailer sits on top of the wheels instead of between them, the beds can be built wider. Loading pallets onto a deckover trailer that is equipped with side gates is much easier because the fenders don’t get in the way. It’s harder to throw or load debris over the sides of a deckover trailer because they sit higher. Wall heights are the important thing. The Green Monster has 48" walls. The extra height makes full loads more top-heavy.
What about the lifting mechanism on the Green Monster? It has a telescopic-style hydraulic lift (mounted on the center front of the box) that will lift the box all the way to its dumping angle with just one cylinder. The “scissor lift” pushes the trailer all the way up to its dumping angle. The scissor lift spreads out the footprint so there is less chance of racking the box and frame with an uneven load.
Just because it works hard doesn’t mean it can’t look good. The aluminum wheels on The Green Monster look great and they won’t rust. And the Green Monster is safe to operate. Covering a load is our duty to the other drivers on the road, and a spring-loaded roll tarp makes covering a load of roofing debris from a tear-off an easy task.
Our Ultimate Dump Trailer from BWise is engineered to be the best in class for heavy duty hauling needs. Designed with hydraulic systems in place, including hoist, jack, and ramp/gate, the Ultimate Dump Trailer gives us power and features to handle any job with ease.
Thank you for placing your trust in Blackhawk Roofing. We look forward to serving you.
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You can be certain that quality workmanship, attention to detail, aesthetics, and efficiency (balanced with safety), are the focus of your roofing project, from start to finish. We know the success of your project depends upon our ability to employ the best people available. That's why we hire employees who take tremendous pride in a job well done. We offer our employees top pay, comprehensive training, and respect. Our employees understand that the race for quality has no finish line.
Blackhawk Roofing uses only full-time employees, to maintain excellent quality. Our foremen and installers have received extensive training in the latest roof installation techniques. We adhere to all OSHA requirements and regulations. An unconditional warranty is provided for labor and materials.
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