When choosing the roofing field to find a job you will find that this field offers both unskilled and skilled jobs. These types of jobs will usually fall under the category of maintenance and repair jobs. There is a high demand for roofing contractor in NYC as there is always some type of construction happening in the industrial, residential, and commercial area. It is easy to find a job if you are not scared of heights, do not mind working outdoors in hot weather, long days, can climb up and down ladders, steady on your feet on uneven surfaces, doing a lot of bending and kneeling, and can carry heavy loads. The work is physically demanding. When working for a roofing contractor you could work putting roofs on houses, office buildings, manufacturing plants, etc.
When working as a roofer you will not only install new roofs but you will also re-roof or repair older roofs. They work with material made of such things as rock, metal, wood, tile, asphalt, shingles, or thermoplastic. Many times a roofer will get their skills from practical experience working their way up from helpers to being an experienced, professional roofer. It does take a long time to learn how to become an experience roofer. There are some that work as an apprentice with the expert roofers in order to become a professional roofing contractor or roofer a little faster. Although they may begin as a helper, in time with experience they can become roofing contractors and offer their own roofing services.
On average an experienced roofer can earn approximated fourteen dollars and fifty cents an hour but it depends on the area where you live and the type of roofing services the company you are working for offers. If you are just starting out as a roofer or working in an apprenticeship you will normally earn between forty and fifty percent of the amount that an experienced roofer gets! I bert you can’t wait to become a certified roofer now, can you?