Covers roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Inspects problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.
- Removes snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials.
- Sets up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.
- Estimates materials and labor required to complete roofing jobs.
- Cements or nails flashing strips of metal or shingle over joints to make them watertight.
- Installs partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines on shingles.
- Cuts felt, shingles, or strips of flashing to fit angles formed by walls, vents, or intersecting roof surfaces.
- Applies plastic coatings, membranes, fiberglass, or felt over sloped roofs before applying shingles.
- Installs, repairs, or replaces single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions.
- Attaches roofing paper to roofs in overlapping strips to form bases for other materials.