A Career as a Roofer
What does a roofer do?
Roofers use a variety of materials to construct roofs on buildings. The materials used today include shingles, asphalt, wood, and aluminum. Roofers perform routine inspections and maintenance on a building’s roof and determine the best repair procedures.
Safety is paramount in roofing, so learning how to use safety gear is important including hard hats, fall prevention gear, the proper shoes, eye protection, and gloves.
Entry-level jobs in roofing take place on a job site under the direction of an experienced roofer. Companies that perform roofing must also have a licensed builder on staff who is often the owner.
A Day in the Life of a Roofer
Remove snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials
Cut felt, shingles, or strips of flashing to fit angles formed by walls, vents, or intersecting roof surfaces
Cover roofs or exterior walls of structures with slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, gravel, gypsum, or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers, or other tools
Install partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines on shingles
Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures
Contact us to find out more about an on-the-job training program in roofing.