Jul 8, 2016

Roofers install, repair or replace waterproof roofing on buildings with flat or sloped roofs. Roofers are skilled with flat-roof systems that incorporate materials such as bitumen paper, rubber, fibreglass, felt, plastic, pea gravel and asphalt. They are also skilled at applying shingles, shakes, metal panels, and various kinds of tiles on sloped roofs.

Other duties may include:

  • estimating materials and costs
  • assembling and installing scaffolding
  • applying waterproof coatings to concrete surfaces
  • using equipment including overhead hoists, bobcats, asphalt kettles and conveyor belts

Successful roofers are strong, agile, able to work at heights, and willing to work outdoors in extreme weather.


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