Are you curious about a career in roofing and wonder what the job entails, how to train for it, and what makes a good roofer? We can tell you exactly what a great roofing career is like, because that is who we are; a highly regarded roofing company with over ten years experience who hires great roofers who are dedicated and do a great job, every job. So, what does a roofer do? Let’s learn more.
What are the duties of a roofer?
Building and repairing roofs
Working with different types of roofing and underlayment materials to provide excellent roofs to clients
Being a team player working where needed
Clearing scrap materials and performing carpentry functions
Following stringent safety protocols and adhering to high standards
Is being a roofer hard?
We can tell you that being a roofer is a real job, it isn’t a cake walk, and that is why it certainly isn’t “easy” in the traditional sense. For one thing, it is almost exclusively outdoors, so you have to be hardy to even consider it. Secondly, you will be up on roofs, with excellent safety protocols, but roofers have to be surefooted, strong, and smart. It is hard, rewarding work with great advancement potential when you work for a high quality firm, like Roofstar.
What skills do you need to be a roofer?
We already mentioned that it is important to have proper strength and balance for the job. In addition, each type of job requires different skills. The thing about a family company, like us here at Roofstar, is that we can train you and help you achieve whatever position you ultimately want. We look out for each other like family, and always act with integrity and to the highest standards. If you are a good fit with that type of firm, but don’t yet have all of these skills, the right, can- do attitude can get you off to a great start with us. As an example, we would look for roofers who:
- Comfortable with heights and have excellent balance
- Able to lift heavy objects
- Work well as a team and take instruction, standards, and safety seriously
- Experience with tile roofing, shingle roofing, or flat roofing is a plus.
- Comfortable with typical tools of the trade like nail guns, ladders, scaffolds
- Willing to learn and grow with our company
Is roofing a good career?
Our motto is that we always tell the truth about your roof, to our customers, and it equally applies to our team. We have integrity baked into every aspect of our firm. The answer is that roofing is a good career if you are a hard worker with a positive attitude and good teamwork skills. If you have the physical ability to do the job along with those qualities it can be a great career. Our goal is to help you move into a position as a Foreman or even move into Sales or Production if that is your goal.
If you are looking for a solid career in roofing with a high quality company in the Phoenix-Mesa area, you should visit our careers page. You can learn more about us, our values, and our expectations and get your exciting, stable, new career started!