Everything You Need To Know About Becoming a Roofer
When you are thinking about a new career then one of the most important things to consider is whether you are going to get steady work. This is something that becoming a roofer at Adco in Los Angeles, definitely can offer you.
With us, you will get the opportunity to work on commercial, industrial buildings and work is available all year round. The following information will tell you everything that you need to know about what a roofer does and how to become one.
What Is Involved In Being A Roofer?
Being a roofer is a job that offers a lot of a variety. You will be working on roofs that are made from many different materials including asphalt, metal, and rubber. Some roofs may be flat and others will be sloped, some to a steeper degree than others. You will also need to remember that all of your work will be carried out in the outdoors and so you will face all types of weather.
The first stage in building a roof is to install the decking and you will need a good sense of balance for this part of the job. When the felt is placed over the decking then you have something steady to stand on. It is very important that the felt is applied properly and so good attention to detail is needed.
When the shingles have been installed then it is very difficult to get back down to the felt to correct any problem that may be there. If the felt is not sealed down properly then the roof will leak and this can cause real damage to the interior of the property. There may also be times when you will need to fit items such as attic windows or ventilation fans on the roof.
How Do You Train To Become A Roofer?
Most of the training that a roofer undergoes will be done on the job. An apprenticeship is also a route into a career as a roofer and this will combine learning in the classroom with some real on the job experience. When the training is complete then you will have the relevant qualifications as well as experience and this can make it easier for you to find a job. You will also need to keep up to date with training throughout your career to make sure that your qualifications and still valid and relevant.
Being a roofer is a very physical job and so you will need to be in good shape. You will spend virtually all your time on the top of buildings so you can’t be afraid of heights and you will also need a good sense of balance.
You need to be able to maintain good attention to detail at all times. Some of the roofing work that you do may as part of a team but you will be expected to spend a lot of time working under your own initiative without any instruction.
What Is The Outlook For Roofing Jobs?
The outlook for roofing jobs is very positive. As more buildings are built to cope with the growing population then the need to hire roofers will also grow. Roofs also tend to wear quicker than other areas of the building and so there will be a greater need to get them replaced and repaired more often.
About three quarters of the work that a roofer does will be repairing and replacing existing roofs. As well as normal wear and tear, roofs can also become damaged by extreme weather conditions. In these situations repairs will need to be made as soon as possible and this can create a lot of work for roofers.
What Are The Job Prospects?
There are a great deal of jobs that are available for roofers as people retire or take other jobs in the construction industry. The demand for roofing means that there will almost always be jobs available.
It is an industry that is less likely to experience downturns because even if new construction slows down there will still be a lot of work available in terms of repairs and replacement.
Are you interested in becoming a roofer at ADCO? Please contact us