Roofing is a tough gig, so why not treat your favourite roofers to one of these useful gifts to help them out a bit.
My Top Gift Choice For Roofers
This roofing hammer is the ideal gift for roofers who like to lay shingle roofs the old fashioned way, with it's anti-vibration handle, clear strike head, and blade for shaving shingle and removing old nails.
Roofing is one of the toughest jobs you can do in the construction industry.
As not only are you climbing up and down ladders and crawling over hard roofs all day, you are also working at heights on uneven surfaces, and exposed to the elements at all time.
So if you know a roofing contractor, why not reward them for all their hard work with a little gift.
As there are plenty of things you can get them that can improve their working day and make the job that little bit easier, safer, and more comfortable.
And to help you choose, I've put together the following list of gift ideas for roofers, which is full of things that they'd actually want and use.
1. A Pair Of Boots For Roofing With Good Grip
One of the most important pieces of equipment that a roofer can have is a suitable pair of boots to work in.
As they need to have great grip to stop them from slipping and falling, be supportive to protect their feet and joints, and be comfortable and light enough to work in all day.
So getting them a new pair of boots for roofing is our first gift idea for roofers here, with our choice being the Merrell Moab Ventilator hiking boots.
However there are a ton of other options out there, depending on whether they prefer to wear actual work boots, sneakers, or hiking style boots.
So you should also check out the Thorogood American Heritage 6" moc toe boots if they like the work boots style.
While the Cougar Paws Performer boots are made especially for roofers.
2. A Safety Harness And Rope To Avoid Falls
While a good pair of boots can help them to avoid slips and falls while working on the roof, a roofer will also need a trustworthy harness and rope for safety.
So getting them a fall protection kit is a top gift idea that can help them to stay in one piece.
And the Guardian fall protection kit above has everything they need, such as a harness, rope, a lanyard extension, and a temper anchor.
And you can also upgrade this kit to include things like a ladder hook and a vertical lifeline assembly too.
3. Protective Knee Pads For Happier Knees
Crawling over roofs all day and kneeling on hard surfaces can wear a roofers knees down over time.
So a really nice gift to get them is a pair of protective knee pads.
As this will cushion their their knees and protect them from shocks and impact, helping them avoid painful joints, especially as they get older.
And a really heavy duty pair that are perfect for construction workers are the NoCry professional knee pads, as these are so strong they are almost bulletproof!
4. A Backpack For Their Tools
Carrying tools up and down from a roof can be hazardous if a roofers hands aren't free to grip the ladder with both hands.
So a really handy gift to get them is a backpack for their tools.
As this way they can pack everything they need in there, keep their hands free, and get everything up in one trip.
And one that works well for roofers is the CLC Custom Leathercraft carpenter's tool backpack, with one section for their hand tools and another for their nail gun and power tools.
5. A Nail Gun For Quicker And Easier Roofing
Many roofers choose to use a nail gun when laying tiles on a roof, as it saves them both time and effort.
And the quicker they can finish a roof, the quicker they can get paid and move on to the next one.
So if you really want to treat them, you could get them a high quality nail gun to add to their roofing tool kit.
And one that many roofers love is the MAX SuperRoofer coil nailer, as this one is reliable, powerful, and does the job perfectly.
6. A Roofing Hammer For Shingling
Some roofing companies insist on using a hammer rather than a nail gun, especially when shingling, as this is a better way to make sure the nail is deep enough and holds well.
So a roofer will always appreciate a top quality roofing hammer as a gift.
And a great one to go for is the Stanley FatMax AntiVibe shingler hatchet, which has a strike face designed for roofing nails, as well as a blade edge for splitting shingles and removing old nails.
While the handle also has an anti-vibration element to it, which will help them to avoid wrist injuries.
7. A Magnetic Wristband For Holding Their Nails
If your roofer is choosing to hammer nails in manually when shingling a roof, then the next gift can come in super handy for them.
As the Magnogrip magnetic wristband allows them to keep hold of their nails easily, and not have to fumble through pockets or hold them in their hand.
So this will save them a lot of time and frustration at dropping or losing nails when working on the roof.
8. A Laser Measure For Easier Measurements
Laser measuring devices are loved by roofing contractors, as they allow them to measure roofs easily, accurately, and quickly when estimating a job.
And this allows them to know exactly how much they need in terms of materials, and how much they need to charge, without having to awkwardly climb all over the roof themselves.
So why not treat your roofer to a top quality laser measure as a gift, such as the Bosch Blaze outdoor laser measure.
As this one has accurate readings, a huge range, a camera, sends measurements to their smartphone via Bluetooth, and works great outside.
9. A Back Support Belt For More Support
Working away on roofs day after day can be tough on the body, with many roofers complaining of suffering from aches and pains in their back.
So a gift that can help them stay out of pain and give them more support as they work is to get them a back support belt.
As these belts compress the abdomen to support their spine as they move, lift and bend, while also forcing them into a better body posture that takes the strain off their back.
And one that is ideal for construction workers is the Maxar Industrial back support belt, which is sturdy and durable, yet also comfortable to wear and work in.
10. A Water Spray Bottle For Staying Hydrated And Cool
Another hazard that a roofer has to deal with is overheating and dehydration, especially when they work in a warmer climate.
As there will be no barrier between the rays from the hot sun and themselves when on the roof.
So a gift idea that will really appreciate and use daily is to get them a water spray bottle, such as the Lunatec Aquabot.
As not only can they use this to re-hydrate regularly, the spray function is perfect for cooling them down with a lovely mist when they need it.
11. A Cooler Box To Keep Their Drinks Cold
Speaking of hydrating themselves with water regularly, a roofer will also need a cooler box to keep their water cold and appetizing to drink.
As there's nothing worse than a hot mouthful of water, even when you are parched.
So getting them the Klein Tools tradesman cooler can work really well as a gift, as this will keep their drinks and snacks cool and fresh all day, no matter how hot it gets.
And this cooler box also doubles up as a seat too, so they'll have somewhere to sit and take a break too.
12. A Refreshing Cooling Towel For When They Get Hot
Another little gift idea that can cool them down when working on the roof in the sun is the Chill Pal mesh cooling towel.
As this becomes a cooling towel when they add some cold water to it, which feels great when wrapped around their neck to cool their body temperature down.
Giving them some respite from the heat during their breaks, and allowing them to keep going afterwards.
13. A Sun Hat To Keep Them Nicely Shaded
While hard hats are legally required to be worn on building sites, roofers are allowed not to wear them when they are working in an area (such as a roof) where there is no work going on overhead.
So our next gift idea for a roofer working in the sun all day is to get them a wide brimmed sun hat to protect them as they work.
As wearing one of these will help to save them from sunburn and heat stroke, as well as preserving their energy.
And a great choice for this is the Outdoor Research Seattle sombrero, which has UPF 50 sun protection, wicks away sweat, and is light and comfortable to wear.
14. A Work Jacket For Chilly Days On The Roof
While working on the roof in the blazing sunshine is tough, it's also not much fun if you have to do so in the cold weather too.
So getting a roofer that works in colder climates a warm and comfortable work jacket is the perfect gift idea.
As this way they can retain body heat and keep going, no matter how unpleasant the temperatures get.
And for a jacket that is great for keeping construction workers warm when working outside, check out the Carhartt full swing Cryder jacket.
15. A Thermos Flask For Hot Drinks On Site
Another gift idea that will help a roofer stay warm on the job is to get them a thermos flask.
As these flasks can keep tea, coffee, or soups warm for the entirety of the work day, meaning they'll have a warm drink on hand whenever they need to warm up.
And for a flask that is built to be able withstand the rigours and hazards of a construction site, check out the Thermos work series flask.
16. A Jobsite Radio For Some Tunes On The Roof
Having some tunes on as you work is great for brightening a roofers mood and giving them the energy to keep going.
So getting them a jobsite radio to use during the work day is a top gift idea.
And one that would be ideal for them is the Makita XRM06B jobsite radio, as it is loud, powerful, and good for use outside, being dust and weatherproof.
Plus it's cordless, small, and easy to carry too, so they'll have no issues getting it up on the roof.
17. A Phone Anchor So They Don't Drop Their Phone
I'm sure every roofer has a story or two of the time their phone either fell out of their pocket or was dropped and crashed down from the roof.
And we all know how much of a pain replacing a smartphone is.
So a brilliant little stocking stuffer gift idea for a roofer is to get them the Nite Ize Hitch phone anchor.
As this has a cord will clip to both their phone and a belt hook on their trousers to ensure that their phone stays safe and sound.
18. A Business Portfolio For Quoting For Jobs
A big part of a roofers and any tradesman's job is to price up and estimate for jobs.
And a gift that can make this whole process seem more professional to their clients is by getting them the Dewalt Pro contractors business portfolio.
As this has everything they need to quote for a job all in one place, with pockets for their pens, pad, and business cards.
And it also has a couple of handy additions in the small calculator to add up figures and measurements, as well as a pen light so they can see what they are doing.
19. Epsom Bath Salts For Muscle Recovery
Roofing is hard, physical labour, and as such it can leave a roofers body feeling tired and achy at the end of a long work day.
So a gift that can help them relax and recuperate after work is to get them a pack of Coach Soak muscle recovery bath salts.
As by adding these to their hot bath water they can relax even more fully, and give their tired muscles a helping hand to recover in time for another days work in the morning.
20. A Novelty Chocolate And Cookie Filled Toolbox
Our last gift idea for roofers is a bit of a novelty one, and that is to get them the cookie and chocolate filled toolbox from Apple Cookie and Chocolate Company.
Because after all, who wouldn't want a nice box of chocolate and cookies?
And this one is really cool for tradesmen, as the chocolates are in the shape of tools and it comes in a two tier toolbox that is bound to make them smile.
Roofing is hard physical labour, climbing up and down ladders, crawling over hard roofs while trying not to fall, and working outside in the elements.
So getting your favourite roofer a gift to thank them for their hard work is always going to be a good idea.
And I hope you've managed to find something suitable among this list of gift ideas for roofers that will hit the spot.
As these are all things that a roofing contractor will use, want, and appreciate.