Roofers

Also called: Roof Mechanic, Roof Service Technician, Roofer

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.
  • Remove snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials.
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
  • keep your balance or stay upright
  • bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Computer aided design CAD software
  • AppliCad Roof Wizard
  • ASR Software TopView LE
Data base user interface and query software
  • CADAFIS
  • Insight Direct ServiceCEO
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or no high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $79,850.00
Median: $50,030.00
Low: $36,240.00
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