If you want to become a roofer, then you need to make sure you know what path to take. As a roofer, you’ll be working on all kinds of buildings, helping to repair, maintain, and create roofing from scratch. You may want to specialize in an area. You might want to specialize in thatching, sheeting and cladding, or even slating and tiling. Usually, a roofer will have a speciality or a niche. Whatever you choose, you need to be prepared to work 40 or more hours a week in a physical job as a roofer.
What else do you need to do? Take a look at the list below:
- Develop great practical skills in order to complete jobs to a high standard.
- Develop problem-solving skills.
- Understand technical drawings and plans well.
- Have good numerical skills to work out materials and pricing effectively.
- Enjoy working outdoors as you will spend most of your time working outdoors.
- Have no problem working with heights.
- Be able to work alone and as part of a team.
- Become aware of health and safety issues and make sure you adhere to them.
- Be physically fit.
As a roofer, you may also be expected to work with not only other roofers, but other tradesmen to complete a job properly, such as plumbers.
It’s also good to ensure you’re taking the correct training and other things seriously. Do you know anything about roofers insurance? If not, you need to find out. The infographic below can explain it.
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