Hoisting Equipment

What does hoisting equipment do?

A hoist is a device used to lift or move material. The lifting force is provided by a drum (or wheel) on which wraps a rope (wire or fiber) or a chain. There are different types of hoists – Electro-hydraulic, manual or lever operated, base mounted, or pendant cranes. We have hand powered hoists, hydraulic swing hoists, platform hoist and hoisting equipment and accessories.


Contractors across the country rely on Lucas brand coatings, sealants, and adhesives for their superior weathering properties and versatility. Lucas Co is committed to providing professional contractors with products that allow them to do the highest quality work in a timely manor. Lucas… Done Right!


R.M. Lucas manufactures coatings for roofs, walls, pavement and below grade applications. For over 100 years we have produced everything from asphalt materials to the most advance modern moisture-cure and reactive formulas. Lucas provides solutions from waterproofing to improved energy efficiency for all types of construction.


R.M. Lucas supplies a variety of dampproofing and waterproofing products from asphalt cutbacks and emulsions to elastomeric fluid applied waterproofing and advanced moisture cure membranes and joint sealants.

Caulks & Sealants

R.M. Lucas offers a variety of commercial moisture cure sealants on the cutting edge of urethane sealant technology (#9600). With the ability to adhere to wet or underwater surfaces and a high movement capability, Lucas moisture cure sealants can be applied on almost any surface.

We also carry a line of residential solvent-based sealants which offer excellent adhesion to most surfaces including wood, glass, concrete and gutters. This line includes gutter sealants made from rubber (#5600), thermoplastic elastomers (#6600) or terpolymer (#6700).

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OMG Roofing Products is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of high-performance products for the commercial roofing industry. They manufacture highly engineered roofing fasteners for virtually every type of roof substrate and roofing system. In addition, they manufacture insulation adhesives, roof drains, and supply other rooftop components such as pipe supports and solar mounts.

Beyond these product lines, OMG has distinguished itself in the market by offering a variety of installation tools and advanced technologies designed to improve rooftop productivity, and enhance installation consistency and quality.

OSHA Classes

Please note these are custom education classes, that provides hands on experience. These classes are designed to help you identify and avoid commonly encountered industry hazards, this OSHA 10-hour program is the only one of its kind. The 10-hour class includes examples of real-world job-site scenarios that show typical hazards and their remedies.
Upon completion, you receive an OSHA 10-hour safety training completion card or OSHA 30 depending on which class you complete.

“Complying with federal safety regulations is not optional. When an employer requires employees to work from heights greater than six feet, they must provide fall protection, appropriate equipment and train workers to use the equipment safely,” said OSHA Area Director Howard Eberts in Cleveland. “Fall hazards make roofing work among the most dangerous jobs in construction and the most frequently cited hazard by federal safety inspectors. Workers should expect their employer to keep them safe on the job and OSHA will hold employers accountable for failing to do so.” https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220225

Our classes are taught by an instructor who has 40 plus years in the roofing industry. He is up to date on all the regulations and rules. It is no surprise that falls are leading cause of work-related injuries and fatalities among roofers. In order to prevent accidents, fall protection training is essential for all roofers. Without such training, there is a much higher risk of injuries or deaths due to a lack of fall protection, damaged equipment or improper setup. Roofer safety training is important! Why not keep your workers safe and constantly learning and practicing safety first! Call Garza Supply today!



The roofers’ tarps are made using a tarp material that is black vinyl coated as well as super tough. These tarps are 40 ounces per sq. yd. The tarp is created with two inches high strength webbing colored yellow with three inches ID and 3/8 inches of O-rings that are made of heavy steel and are sewn at the webbing ends. The tarp is sewn with a plus and crisscross pattern. These tarps are made for removing debris from construction sites and roofs. The debris removed is then put onto the tarp and the tarps are lifted with clevis hooks along with its load.

CAUTION: The roofers tear-off tarp is not meant to be used as a lifting sling. Make sure that no one is ever under any materials that are being lifted. Pay attention to any wear points in the tear off tarp. If wear points are visible, do not use the tarp and replace it immediately.
The tear-off tarps are made of vinyl coated polyester. This type of fabric is waterproof. It can also resist dirt, mildew, oil, salt, chemicals and ultraviolet rays from the sun. It’s a tough fabric which will not easily tear, stretch, rot or crack. These are the qualities that make the tarp handle debris well.

Whatever your roof projects are, you can always rely on these tear-off tarps for your cleaning needs. They can also be used for construction and home improvement projects.

The roofing process is very difficult; however, it is made easier with roof tear-off tarps. The roof tarps are first laid at ground level in the same area where your roof will be torn off. After removing the entirety of the ridge cap from the section in which you are working, you will begin tearing off your roof in rows. You should remove sections that are about 6 feet wide at a time. Using your vinyl coated tarps, you can collect the debris that falls and then lift it away for removal. When roofing, you should always take caution from falling debris as well as loose shingles.


Does you Gas Can Meet OSHA Requirements?

A cheap red gas can you purchased at a convenience store; can you legally use it on your jobsite? The answer is NO.  Read on to find out how to avoid OSHA fines by using the proper gas cans.

OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.152 (a)(1) states “Only approved containers and portable tanks shall be used for storage and handling of flammable and consumable liquids.Approved safety cans or Department of Transportation approved containers shall be used for the handling and use of flammable liquids in quantities of 5 gallons or less, except that this shall not apply to those flammable liquid materials which are highly viscid (extremely hard to pour), which may be used and handled in original shipping containers. For quantities of one gallon or less, the original container may be used, for storage, use and handling of flammable liquids.”

Let’s break this down…

  • All flammable liquids must be kept in quantities of 5 gallons or less, but if the flammable materials are hard to pour, they can be kept in their original container and quantity. Amounts over 25 gallons should not be kept at the jobsite, unless they are stored in a place specific for the purpose of storing that specific material. (1926.152(b))
  • All containers must be approved, which means the “equipment that has been listed or approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Factory Mutual Engineering Corp., or Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., or Federal agencies such as Bureau of Mines, or U.S. Coast Guard, which issue approvals for such equipment”. (1926.155 (a))
  • All approved containers must have a flash arresting screen. A flash arresting screen prevents the fuel inside the can from combusting if it is exposed to fire. The screen will stop the fire before it reaches the flammable liquid inside. (1926.155 (i))
  • Approved cans must also be properly sealed with a spring-closing lid, a spout that closes automatically, a child proof cap, and a vent to release pressure and minimal vapor inside of the container. (1926.155 (l))
  • Make sure you are storing your containers in a safe place. They should not be kept in places used “for exists, stairways, or normally used for the passage of people” (1926.152 (b))

We can help you with your gas cans.  Call us today for your metal gas can.  Stay safe, and stay a head of OSHA.

Heat Welding Equipment

There is no job too small or too big, for all your TPO, PVC, Modified jobs.  From your detailed work, to your long seam welding, we have the proper tools you need.  These tools are made for single ply roofing, plastic welding, floor welding, geo membrane welding, and for many other plastic and fabrication industries.

Hand held heat guns are great for doing detail work.  Compact and lightweight, these heat gunssimplify seam bonding in corners, around equipment protrusions, and in other tight, hard-to-weld areas. The unit fits comfortably in your hand and is available with a variety of nozzle tips to weld virtually any type of material.

Garza Supply offers a few brands in the heat welding sector.  The reason being is we want to make sure we have a large offering for all our customers.We carry Zonda tools, BAK, Eagle industries, SIEVERT and our own personal heat welding gun.  But we can fix ANY brand of heat welding equipment and also get parts for ANY brand of heat welding equipment.  If your machines need servicing or repair, we can do this for you. If your device needs parts, we got your covered. We pride ourselves in the quality of our equipment.  We will train you and your crews and make sure your comfortable with your purchase.

Call us today for any of your questions, concerns or orders.  Remember who loves you…!

Energy Efficient roofs

Energy Sustainable roofscan both save and produceenergy. Developing new standards of roof system durability and roof asset management may significantly increase a building’s service life.While sustainable energy is growing, it becomes a must have for many people and they have approached the use of solar panels as a potential solution.

Green Roofing Options

How is your roof helping the environment?

A green roof doesn’t just mean an environmentally friendly roof; This term is used to refer to the color of the roof, because it is covered in living vegetation. These roofs are also often called living roofs because they have plant life growing on them, and they are great sustainable roofing options.

If you elect to install a green roof, you can install native or non-native vegetation on the roofing surface. Native vegetation will perform better because it is in its natural ecological system, but either way, as long as you are growing plants on your roof, you have a green roof that is great for the environment around your building.

You can plant something as simple as rooftop grass to very elaborate gardens, both of these and everything in between are beneficial. The key is to get vegetation growing on your roof, the type of vegetation is not as important as there being vegetation.

Blue Roofing Options

Blue roofing refers to a roof that captures stormwater. These roofs are designed to capture stormwater as it falls and then utilize that water in other parts of the building that don’t require purified water. By capturing this stormwater, you can prevent large amounts of water from being captured by the city, purified, and then pumped back to you. This reduction in process time improves efficiencies for your locality’s water service and also saves you money on your bill.

So what can you use captured stormwater for? Most buildings can use this water for around 80% of total water usage in the building. If you are in need of completely sterile water, such as a hospital, stormwater is not as useful, but it is great in most other applications.

White Roofing Options

This category is the reflective category. It contains any roofing system or application that reflects the sun’s UV rays back into the atmosphere, rather than absorbing those rays and heating up the building.

White roofs can come in the form of white spray-applied coatingsEPDM roofs, or other white roofing systems. These sustainable roofing options do great in the summer when they reflect the sun and allow you to keep the building cooler, but they are not without their downfalls: these roofs also reflect the sun’s rays in the winter and that means your building isn’t absorbing the sun and staying warm. There have been many studies that have concluded the advantages in the summer outweigh the disadvantages in the winter and building owners still see a net gain in energy costs.

Black Roofing Options

Black roofing options are those based around solar power. They are described as black because the roof surface is covered in black solar panels. Solar used to be a very expensive luxury that wasn’t very effective, but as with all technology, it has rapidly improved and is now very efficient.

There are many different types of sustainable roofing options when it comes to solar panels and they can be custom configured to the layout of your building. They don’t have to be ugly as they were once considered, and can actually be a very aesthetically pleasing roof feature.

Solar Roof
Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of solar panels have popped up across the country as an increasing number of Americans choose to power their daily lives with the sun’s energy. Thanks in part to the Solar Energy Technologies Office’s investments, the cost of going solar goes down every year. You may be considering the option of adding a solar energy system to your home’s roof or finding another way to harness the sun’s energy. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solar solution, here are some resources that can help you figure out what’s best for you. Consider these questions before you go solar.
The weight a solar panel system brings to a commercial roof cannot be taken lightly. Most panels have an average weight of 40-50 LBS, depending on manufacture. When including the installation hardware and other equipment for your panel, the total weight can be 3-4 pounds per square foot. Scheduling an inspection is a crucial first step, the expected lifespan of the current roof must be analyzed. Rooftop installations of solar systems are increasing exponentially due to the growing interest in renewable energy resources and the financial incentives offered by many state and federal programs. These energy solutions help reduce energy and operating costs, as well as provide some reasonable breaks on installation through government incentives.  The ROI is worth it.  In many ways, your solar power system is a financial product – one that is capable of generating annual returns ranging anywhere from 10 percent to more than 30 percent. … You can calculate your annual returns by dividing the financial benefits you receive each year by your initial investment in your solar power system




Buying American Made

Garza Supply, believes in supporting American made products to the best of our abilities.  We constantly strive to buy American made or North American made products from our manufactures.  Even our 3 equipment lines are American and Canadian made. Gator Equipment is a family owned company and all equipment is made in the USA.  GRIZZLY and All Seasons are Canadian made.  Our one line of PPE that we sell the most of, make 95% of their equipment in the USA.  Buy one of their hard hats with the American made logo on the back to support your country. Now more than ever, should American made products matter.  Our economy has taken a toll with COVID-19 and we need to support local businesses and American made items to bring back its vitality.  It wasn’t always this way. Decades ago, many or even most products on store shelves were American-made. But since the late 1990s, American manufacturing has seen a steady decline. Many U.S. companies have moved their factories – and the jobs they provided – to other countries where labor is cheaper, such as China and Mexico.

However, there are some signs this trend is starting to reverse itself. The reshoring initiative, a nonprofit group aimed at restoring American manufacturing jobs, reports that more than 300 companies have moved production back to the United States since 2010, creating about 240,000 new jobs. As a result, that “Made in USA” label – though still rare – is slowly making its way back onto more products.

To “Buy American” means to support local and national businesses that treat their workers fair, pay decent living wages, and keep as much of the production side of their business within the country as possible. And for patriots who want their communities and country to succeed, buying American made products is something they take great pride in.Even though it is easy to assume we have become a society where people care more about saving money than wondering where a product was made, it is not an accurate assessment of the American consumer in general. A study conducted by Consumer Reports in 2013 showcased that around 78 percent of their respondents were more likely to give their money to a company if they knew their products were American, not foreign-made.

Around 75 percent of respondents cared about whether or not the company had manufacturing plants within their home state, while 92 percent of respondents cared about how much said company gives back to the local community.

While these statistics are not an absolute representation of the American public’s views on domestic and foreign-made goods, it shows that we do place a great deal of emphasis on how companies behave and where their products are being made. For many Americans, the goal of buying goods is not only about saving money, but about supporting the causes and companies they believe share in their values.

We hope from this read you understand why we try to buy as much as possible American made and north American made products.  Stand with us in supporting local businesses, and reinforce the strength of local communities.  Remember who loves you!

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The difference between N95, KN95, and masks

With the new norm of people wearing masks for everyday basics, to now being a work essential for the construction industry, make sure you know what type of mask you’re buying for you or your employees.

Surgical Masks: Surgical masks are a barrier to splashes, droplets, and spit. A regular loose-fitting face mask can help you stop spreading sneezes, coughs and fluids to other people. This is how the coronavirus spreads. People wearing face masks should be disposed of them after every use

  • Are cleared by the FDA for use as a surgical mask.
  • Do not have the word NIOSH and the approval type (i.e. N95) printed on the product.
  • Are not designed to protect your lungs from airborne hazards.
  • Are typically donned for a specific procedure and disposed of afterward.
  • Help prevent large particles expelled by the wearer, such as spit or mucous, from entering the environment. If the wearer coughs or sneezes, the surgical mask will help collect the larger particles expelled.
  • Usually do not fit tightly to the face—there might be gaps around the edges.
  • Help reduce the spit and mucous the wearer expels out into the work area. Surgical Respirators:
  • Filter particles from the air when properly fitted, helping reduce the number of particles or germs the wearer breathes in.
  • Are cleared by the FDA for use as a surgical respirator.
  • Have the word NIOSH and the approval type (i.e. N95) printed on the product, when used in the US.
  • Have packaging that typically refers to workplace hazards and OSHA compliance requirements.
  • Are secured tightly to the face, usually with 2 head straps and an adjustable clip over the nose to allow for a more custom fit.

Particulate Respirators: Respirators protect from exposure to airborne particles.

  • Filter particles from the air when properly fitted, helping reduce the number of particles or germs the wearer breathes in.
  • Have the word NIOSH and the approval type (i.e. N95) printed on the product., when used in the US
  • Have packaging that typically refers to workplace hazards and OSHA compliance requirements.
  • Are secured tightly to the face, usually with 2 head straps and an adjustable clip over the nose to allow for a more custom fit.

The difference between N95 and KN95 respirators in short is, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks.  These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. N95 masks have slightly stricter requirements for pressure drop while inhaling. That means they’re required to be slightly more breathable than KN95 masks.  N95s also have slightly stricter requirements for pressure drop while exhaling, which should help with breathability.

Bottom line: N95s and KN95s are both rated to capture 95% of particles, although only KN95 masks are required to pass fit tests. N95 masks have slightly stronger requirements for breathability.

Breathe safe!



T-Joint Patch Tool

The T-Joint Patch tool is a great tool for making 4¼“ round T-Patches.  What are the T-patches used for? The corners of your TPO, EPDM, Modified, and PVC Roofs.  Often when roofers lay a roof down, the corners need T-Patches.  To solve the problem companies, buy these from material stores already precut.  The t-patches come in a box with around 100 pre maid circles, with an average cost of a 1.00 each.  This tool will save you money and here is why:

  1. You now can utilize your own material instead of purchasing t-joints
  2. Your service crew can now carry this on every jobsite and make their own on the spot. They will also, have an accurate cut each time.
  3. Often times the crew leaves the job to grab the T-patches. Now they can make their very own on the spot, which therefore is cost effective.
  4. Easy to use and operate. Plus, cuts very fast and can make 45-50 cuts in a minute. (watch video below)
  5. Minor assembly required-installation consists of one utility knife straight blade and a half inch drill

This is also a great winter project for your workers in the winter. They can start making cuts and prepare for the upcoming busy season.  For those of you that want perfection on your jobs, use the T-Joint patch cutter to have a 4 ¼” cut every time.  This tool is not only American made but locally made here in Chicago!  We thought this was a great invention and great bang for your buck!  Watch the video to see how easy this tool is to use and how fast it makes these patches.  Call us today for you T-Joint Patch Tool.    Remember who loves you!