As common as it is to need a roofer, many people out there may have wondered at one time or another; how do people become roofers? There are currently over two million people that work within the roofing industry today, making roofing one of the leading employers of men and women in the country, and all of them had to have gone through a number of different steps in order to become roofers. We used information gathered from an interview we did with representatives from www.academyroofinginc.com in order to provide information about how one can become a roofer.
While roofers don’t require any formal training in order to work on a crew, the job is extremely intensive in the level of internship which it demands from its workers. The average home repair worker will spend six to eight months working along more experienced workers from their specific fields before working on their own. In the roofing industry, people training with professional roofers usually work alongside the pros for at least a year. The appeal of working as a roofer is very easy to see, as there is always plenty of work to be had for people that know how to repair roofs, and the pay for roofers is one of the best among home repair services. Becoming a roofer however, takes more time and training than other areas of home repair. There are almost no major roofing agencies in our state which will hire a person who has not completed a year of training beforehand, and even then the amount of pay that a roofer can earn will weigh heavily on the number of years of experience the roofer has under his belt. There are many powerful roofing unions which operate in the country which control to a large extent, the amount that each roofer maker per hour, and that rate is based on the number of years the roofer has on the job.
Once a roofer has competed his or her training, the next step will be to acquire the required certifications in order to operate in accordance with all laws. Roofers may be able to work in some states before they have obtained all the roofing certificates which they will eventually need to have, yet roofers at the very least, must be actively enrolled in some sort of roofing program as they work. If a committee for roofer safety and compliance should undertake the revision of certification documents for a group of roofer, and they find a roofer who neither has his needed certificates, nor is he involved in obtaining said documents; the roofer might receive a fine. The certifications required of roofers are for the safety of both the roofer and the clients of the roofer, so they are very important to all parties involved in a roofing job. It is also difficult or impossible for roofers to obtain work insurance unless they are certified in all related roofing areas, so having a roofer work on your home that doesn’t have his roofing certifications, could be a liability risk.