Roofers replace, repair, and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, bitumen, and metal.
Roofing work can be physically demanding. It involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing, bending, and kneeling, frequently in very hot weather. Overtime may be required to finish a job, especially during busier summer months.
Although most roofers learn on the job, some learn their trade through an apprenticeship program. There are no specific education requirements for roofers.
The median annual wage for roofers was $36,720 in May 2015.
Employment of roofers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most of the demand for roofers will stem from roof replacement needs and high job turnover.
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