Being a roofer is an important job!
Roofs can be taken for granted, but we all need a roof over our heads to help protect us from the extreme weather that Florida is famous for. Every building around us has a roof, and every roof was installed by a roofer.
Roofer’s primary duties: Maintain and repair old roofs
Let’s talk about what it takes to be a roofer…Roofers replace, repair, and install the roofs on buildings. Roofing work can be physically demanding because it involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing, bending and kneeling. Roofers work in very hot weather, outside, at heights, and their projects sites frequently change.
Qualities of a roofer:
Balance – Work is often done at significant heights, on steep slopes
Manual dexterity – Avoid mistakes being precise
Physical stamina – Endurance to perform strenuous duties
Physical strength – Roofers often lift and carry heavy materials
Fearless of heights – Work is often done at significant heights
The roofing industry is booming in North Central Florida!
Looking ahead, The employment outlook for roofers is very good. The economy in our local Gainesville Metro area is continuing to strengthen, and many aging buildings in the area require roof replacement and repair of roofs. New buildings are also being built, requiring the installation of new roofs. Roofers are in demand as employees right now, and many roofing companies are facing a shortage of workers. The worker shortage may be due to a combination of crew members retiring and many high school graduates choosing to go on to college. The increase in backlog for replacement and repair of roofs, as well as the installation of new roofs, is creating a demand for new roofing hires.
Interested in a career as a roofer?
Perry Roofing Contractors offers employment opportunities that extend beyond the rooftops. We also offer a variety of fulfilling corporate positions for professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience.
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