Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
Roofers and Waterproofers remove old roofs, prepare and install new roofs and waterproof foundation walls. Commercial roofs are generally low-pitched roofs that consist of multiple layers of roofing applied with asphalt, plastic, or rubber. Residential roofs are usually steep and the roofing material is mainly asphalt shingles, wood shake, slate or tile. Tools used include hatchets, hammers, pry bars, tin snips, knives and chalk lines.
Work is done in all weather conditions. Heights and roof structures vary. Roofers must be in good physical and mental condition to lift roofing materials, work in difficult weather, and perform detailed work with a good attitude. This work can be seasonal and there can be periods of unemployment.