Commercial Roof Logistics

Techniques and Equipment

Working atop roofs presents a unique set of logistical challenges, necessitating the use of specialized techniques and equipment. The objective is to enhance efficiency, ensure safety, and minimize physical strain on workers. This guide explores the essential tools and methods employed in roofing operations, from transporting materials to preparing surfaces for renovation or installation.



Bob Kramer, Bodnar Printing

Your crew did a great job. They were very professional and neat.

Orthopaedic Associates, Westlake OH

We are very happy and pleased with the performance of your company

Jean, Homeowner, Avon Lake Ohio

Worked with Cleveland Ohio Roofing and experience was great. Work was explained very well and verified by pictures.


Mike, Brunswick, Ohio

Rob approached my relatively small repair job as if it were a large tear-off and replacement. In other words, he took my needs seriously and treated the work as importantly as a did. He conducted a thorough assessment, provided options, and discussed the pros and cons of each. The work was completed on time and clean-up was impeccable (haven't found one nail or shingle in the weeks since work). More importantly, Rob made extra trips to my home and worked an extra Saturday to make sure the final job was exactly to our liking. I was pleasantly surprised by Rob's extra effort to take care of us and ensuring we got exactly what we wanted. I recommend Rob and Cleveland Ohio Roofing highly.

John Nachar, Manager of Arhaus Furniture

In the high-end furniture business, roof leaks are unacceptable. Cleveland Ohio Roofing is the first call I make for our roofing needs. They are reliable, prompt and provide great service.

Angelo Russo, President of Title Plus Services

Really did a great job on everything. Very professional and will absolutely use them again.

John Maley, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Elyria, Ohio

Cleveland Ohio Roofing responded very timely to my work request. Their job estimate and final work order coincided completely and the job was done on time. The tenant was very complimentary of their high degree of professionalism. I would highly recommend Cleveland Ohio Roofing and its team.

Jim Rosati, Honey Hut Ice Cream, Brunswick, Ohio

Dear Bob, Thank you and your crew for doing a fantastic job on the repairs and custom modification to our building. Since our original GC and their subcontractor left us with less-than-satisfactory results, I took it upon myself as the building owner to find a roofing contractor who cared about fit and finish and took pride in craftsmanship. Robert Krane and his crew at Cleveland Ohio Roofing worked for over a week patching, fabricating, and fixing whatever they could, and ended up with excellent results. I truly feel the repairs and corrective actions they took will assure me the proper life expectancy of a metal roof.

Claudia Motiu

When I found Cleveland Ohio Roofing and saw how they approached their work, it took a huge weight off my shoulders. I know that my roof was done properly. I don't have to worry about it for 20 years and I highly recommend them.

Karen Fekete, North Ridgeville, Ohio

Cleveland Ohio Roofing is a great roofing company. They were on time, finished the repairs quickly, cleaned up the debris, and the quality is exceptional. The price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Cleveland Ohio Roofing

Linda Cerney, Elyria, Ohio

They were prompt, courteous and the cleaned up after themselves everyday. We are very happy with the work that was done and we are leak free!!!

Material Transportation: Overcoming Gravity

Utilizing Cranes for Heavy Lifts

Cranes play a pivotal role in moving heavy roofing materials, such as 500lb rolls of EPDM rubber, TPO, and large stacks of poly-ISO insulation. These items, due to their substantial weight and bulk, require mechanical assistance to be safely and efficiently lifted onto flat roofs. Utilizing cranes not only conserves hours of manual labor but also significantly reduces the physical demand on roofing teams.

Roof Hoists

For equipment that is less cumbersome but still requires assistance to be elevated, roof hoists offer a practical solution. Flat roof cutters—a gas-powered tool designed to slice through multiple layers of old roofing material for easy removal—are an example of equipment that benefits from being hoisted. This method streamlines the preparatory phase of roof renovation, allowing for quicker commencement of the actual roofing process.

Conveyor Systems for Steep Roofs

When dealing with steep roofs, conveyor-belted trucks provide an ingenious method for delivering shingles directly to the ridge board. This system involves a coordinated effort between two individuals: one stationed on the truck, loading bundles onto the conveyor, and another on the roof, receiving and strategically placing the bundles. This approach not only speeds up the process but also minimizes the risks associated with manually carrying heavy loads up ladders.

Streamlining Roof Work through Innovation

The logistical challenges of roofing work are manifold, but through the adoption of specialized equipment and techniques, these obstacles can be effectively overcome. From cranes and roof hoists to conveyor-belted trucks, the tools at our disposal are designed to maximize efficiency, enhance safety, and preserve the physical well-being of the roofing team. By leveraging these innovations, roofing projects can proceed smoothly, ensuring timely completion and high-quality results.

Ready to experience the difference that advanced roofing logistics can make for your commercial property? Contact Cleveland Roofing today to discuss your project needs and discover how we can bring efficiency, safety, and quality to your next roofing project.

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