We are proud of our jobs as roofers, especially because we literally put a roof over the heads of people. If you are curious about the job of a roofer, we’ll tell you a little about the job and give you an insight into what a typical day in the life of a roofer looks like.
How do you start as a roofer?
First, you don’t go become a roofer because you own a hammer and a ladder. Although it is one of those jobs that you don’t go into school to get professional training for, you need to go through an apprenticeship and undergo training from existing roofers. This training will set you on the right track and give you the hands-on training you need to do a good job.
However, for more focused training, you can take a course on building and construction, as well as in math.
What skills does a roofer need?
As a job that deals with physical strength, roofing needs someone physically strong, has a great balance, and is very aware of their surroundings.
To be a roofer, you must be comfortable with heights, and be able to spend the day alternating between climbing, lifting, and kneeling all day as you work, mostly outside.
A roofer should also prioritize safety, including the safety of himself, co-workers, and those whose job he is carrying out.
What is a roofer’s responsibility?
A roofer is responsible for the whole installation process. He is to ensure that the installation is being done according to the manufacturer’s specifications and the relevant building code.
The roofer needs to cut shingles to the right fit and seal them into position correctly.
A regular day in the life of a roofer
A roofer’s day begins with a safety check, including getting your body in the best shape to do physical work and setting up your work site.
You should take out your work supplies and arrange them to make your work easier.
The installation of a new roof begins with demolishing the old roof. However, repairs are also a part of the daily job.
In the course of your job, you will work with metal roofs, cedar shake roofs, and asphalt shingles, so it is important to learn to use them.
A roofer’s job is taxing, yet fulfilling. You get to carry out the job that you’re trained for, just as you help homeowners protect and beautify their homes.