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 required
erect ladders and tile elevators
erect and dismantle restricted-height scaffolding
place roofing underlays over eaves and secure them by nailing or stapling these to roofs
correctly space and nail wooden strips (battens) across the roof rafters on which the tiles or other roofing material will be placed
measure and cut roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges and the hips and valleys of the roof
fix roof flashings (weatherproof covering)
fix the ridge caps and gable ends with cement mortar or tech screws
apply protective paint coating systems
clear 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.