How to Become a Roofer

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A solid and sound roof is essential to all types of buildings and structures. Roofers are trained workers that perform a variety of tasks to ensure roofs serve their function and are safe for building occupants.

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What does a roofer do?

Roofers install and repair roofs that are made out of a variety of materials such as asphalt, tar, gravel, metal, rubber, thermoplastic, shingles to protect buildings and the things and people they contain from many different types of weather conditions. They work on new and existing buildings and on low-slope and steep-slope roofs. They first put a layer of insulation on the deck of the roof and then apply layers of the roof material. They must make sure that the surfaces are watertight to prevent any leaks. Roofers also install equipment such as attic fans and ventilation ducts. Many roofers specialize in a certain type of roof. Some roofers install “green” roofs that involve the incorporate of plants.

What kind of training does a roofer need?

Roofers typically need at least a high school diploma and most learn their skills through on the job training. Some complete formal apprenticeship programs that are offered by union-management committees. The programs combine classroom instruction and paid on the job training. Apprentices learn the practices of roofing, required tools, safety precautions, and other necessary topics. Many employers provide intensive on the job training that includes classroom instruction and safety training. New employees typically begin with simple tasks such as carrying equipment, and they then move on to more complex duties once they gain experience. Roofers must stay up to date on advancements in the field and they complete additional training as needed.

What are the prospects for a career as a roofer?

Employment of roofers is expected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 14% from 2006 to 2016 (1). The growing population and increasing need for roof repairs and replacements will drive job growth.

Job prospects are expected to be good especially during the spring and summer or areas with yearlong mild climate. Many job openings will arise from the need to replace roofers that retire, transfer, or leave the occupation for other reasons.

How much do roofers make?

As of November 2009, the middle 50% of roofers earn annual salaries between $27,715 and $34,388. The top 10% earn annual salaries of more than $37,743 (2).

A career as a roofer is a great choice for people interested in many different types of roofs. Roofers must be in good general physical condition and have a solid understanding of many types of roofs and materials. They must have good balance and be extremely comfortable with heights. Detail orientation, manual dexterity, patience, and motivation are essential qualities. Roofers must also be able to work in strenuous and sometimes hazardous situations. They must be able to effectively work independently as well as part of a team.

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