WHAT DOES A ROOFER DO

The main purpose of any roof on top of a structure is to protect the people and objects inside the structure from wind, rain and bad weather. Roofers always ensures that roofs fulfill this function by installing, repairing and maintaining them using materials such as asphalt, metal or shingles.

Other than job approximating, most of the work executed by roofers is field based. The roofing jobs demand a lot of physical labor, and, depending on the geographic location, the ability to work in extreme conditions is often required. Roofers can work privately as freelancers, start their own roofing business, or work full time or on a contractual basis for a construction company.

Responsibilities and tasks of a roofer.

a)They provide a quotation for the installation or repair work, including guttering and fascia.

b)A roofer once contracted should arrive at customer’s site at agreed time and place to ensure maximum working hours thus much work covered per day.

c)They are the ones to Procure materials necessary to complete a roof repair.

d)Maintain tools and safety equipment.

e)Complete repair work in line with customer requirements and agreed scope of work.

f)Also they should observe strict health and safety practices, particularly when working beyond the first storey of a house.

Duties bestowed upon a roofer.

Roofers work on the installation, repair and renovation of new and existing roofs.

When roofers install roofs they have to follow strict industry standards and government regulations so that they pass building inspections and remain durable for a long time. They deliberate with clients and contractors to decide the type of construction needed, measure surfaces to calculate materials, lay down vapor barriers or insulation, and install roofing materials. They also replace or repair sections of roofing that have rotted or been damaged by inclement weather. Roofing job requires stamina and strength. Roofers have to observe safety procedures or else risk injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics they have one of the highest rates of injuries of any occupation.

If needed, roofers also change old materials with new, solid structures. Roofers use several different materials including metal, rubber, polymer, asbestos and tile. All these have widespread applications in both the domestic and industrial sectors. Rubber roofs which requires a complex process and cannot be managed by experienced roofers, are generally preferred by most builders in commercial buildings. Rubber roof installation is quite a. Installing rubber sheeting requires measuring and cutting around every protrusion such as vent pipes, sky lights and heating units, and this is performed by professional roofers.

Jobs that involve shingle, tile and metal roofing, roofers usually have to remove the existing materials before laying down a layer of fresh tar paper and installing new materials using either staples or nails.

Sometimes, roofers may have to replace wood on the roof damaged due to weather exposure and rot. Plywood and cheaper-quality wood-made roofs undergo similar problems and need to be replaced from time to time.