Roofer

So, you think you might want to be a Roofer?

Like heights? Maybe a career as a Roofer is right for you.

Job Description

Roofers install, repair and replace flat and sloped roofs. They work with membrane roofing systems that consist of a variety of materials with different application methods. They also install, replace and repair shingles, slate, shakes, roofing tiles, sheet metal and other preformed sheeting on sloped roofs.

Before the work begins, Roofers may inspect existing roof systems and determine the extent and procedure for repair of the underlying material or removal and replacement of roofing materials. Some Roofers may be involved in the estimating of material and installation costs.

As part of the job preparation, roofers may set up scaffolding and fall restraint systems to provide safe access to the work area. They also weatherproof, waterproof and damp-proof roofing surfaces, foundation walls, floor slabs and bridge decks. They install roofing accessories such as sheet metal flashings, roof vent flashings, anchor bolt flashings, drain inserts and clamps. They also install, replace and repair shingles, slate, shakes, roofing tiles, sheet metal and other preformed sheeting on sloped roofs.

Roofers work in BC’s Construction Sector and may be employed by roofing companies, general contractors or they may be self-employed. They may work on all types of roofs or may specialize in the flat or slightly sloping roofs of commercial and industrial buildings or in the sloped roofs found in most residential buildings.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

Sectors
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For more information on how much Roofers make, the expected number of future job openings and where the jobs are, as well as current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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