The job of a metal roofer is physically demanding. They must be partial to outdoor work and willing to work in less than ideal weather. Roofing requires a lot of strength. The roofer will not only be working at considerable heights, he or she will also have to bring work material up onto the roof where they are working. Usually, this will require the use of machines to assist carrying the workload, as these supplies are often very heavy. Once the roofer has the supplies up on the roof, the roofer will need to navigate the materials to the correct position. It is not uncommon for the slopes to be steep, so a strong sense of balance is important for safety.
Sometimes a job requires prep work. This may include removing debris from the roof, such as snow and fallen branches. Removing old shingles may also be necessary. Tertiary projects the roofer may be required to work on are cutting angles in shingles, installing vapor barriers, and applying insulation and sealant.
The hours of a roofer are generally long during the peak season when work is abundant. General social skills are needed to get along with both coworkers and employers. Some experience is required, depending on the job. There are frequently no educational requirements for this job, but certain states have programs in which the worker can become certified.
Metal Roofer Tasks
Replace or install new roofing systems on buildings, customizing materials for individual roofs.
Provides customers with cost estimates for work.
Inspect roofs for problems, decides best options for repair, and performs repair work.