Work Glove Safety

Roofers should be wearing gloves to make sure that they will be able to handle all roofing materials safely. The gloves add ease and security to workers when they are dealing with materials and tools that could be dangerous. There are many types of gloves including cut resistant, leather, gunn cut, and clute cut. If you are working with roofing materials that may stain your hands or chemicals that are not good for your skin, gloves are an easy solution to protecting you. During the colder months when your skin is dry, gloves are another easy way to protect your hands from cracking and burning. 


Over the years, glove manufacturers have made gloves more convenient to wear. Most gloves now are lightweight instead of being bulky like years before. Glove material being lightweight makes it easier for the roofer to have a solid grip on materials and their gloves are not in their way of work. Almost all roofing gloves are made out of durable materials but still soft and comfortable on your hands. 

Metal roofing can be a dangerous business without wearing the proper personal protective equipment to prevent injury. If a roofer does not wear gloves, they are putting themselves at risk to not working at all due to injury. Levi’s Building Components WorkGrip gloves are a cost-effective quality multipurpose work glove. The nitrile coating makes for a strong grip and the breathable lightweight knit means these gloves can be comfortably worn for an extended period of time. 


A metal roofer should be wearing a thicker material glove like Levi’s Cut 5. Cut resistant gloves are very important when installing a metal roof, especially with the sharp edges and corners of the sheet metal. Cut resistant gloves add another level of precaution protecting hands from lacerations, cuts, knife injuries, and cutting accidents. It is also important that the gloves they are wearing should have a strong grip In case of slipping or sliding, a good grip may prevent injury. When work gloves have a strong grip, it helps the roofer have a strong grip on the materials and tools that they are working with. Work gloves can also come in handy when installing a metal roof in hotter temperatures. If the metal sheets are sitting out in the sun, they will get hot from exposure to the sun. Gloves will be able to protect hands from burns. 

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