Roofers cover houses and other structures with roof tiles, slates, shingles or steel sheeting to form waterproof and durable surfaces.
Duties & Tasks
Roofers may perform the following tasks:examine drawings, specifications and worksites to determine materials requiredassess riskserect ladders and tile elevatorserect and dismantle restricted-height scaffoldingplace roofing underlays over eaves and secure them by nailing or stapling these to roofscorrectly space and nail wooden strips (battens) across the roof rafters on which the tiles or other roofing material will be placedmeasure and cut roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges and the hips and valleys of the rooffix roof flashings (weatherproof covering)fix the ridge caps and gable ends with cement mortar or tech screwsapply protective paint coating systemsclear the roof of debris upon job completion.
Roofers' work involves a lot of bending, climbing and lifting. They work outdoors, at heights and in all weather conditions.
- enjoy practical and manual activities good sense of balance good hand-eye coordination willing to work at heights and outdoors.