A Look at Life as a Roofer


Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a roofer? If you are curious about the job or thinking about entering into this trade, this video gives some insight into what a typical day is like. There is no narration. The video is more about showing than telling.

Roofers must be physically fit. The job requires you to climb up ladders and carry shingle bundles, wood pieces, and other materials.

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You must also be able to move quickly and carefully across the roof while carrying stuff. Otherwise, you risk losing your balance and falling. Because you are on the roof, you will be directly exposed to sunlight, which makes the job even harder when it is hot.

In most instances, people will want you to repair or replace parts of their roof. This will require ripping off old shingles and damaged plywood and putting in new ones. All the old stuff must be thrown into a dumpster. You will need to work with a team of guys to ensure safety and efficiency. You will either need to carry and take down the new and old material or use a machine to execute such tasks.

Aside from the actual roofing work, you will need to spend a great deal of time on making the roof safe to work on. Now you know all about what a roofer does daily.