Three Things You Didn’t Know About Roofers

Finding the right roofer for your commercial facility renovation can be tricky. The market is often oversaturated with inexperienced contractors, while the few that are exceptional are booked for months on end. At MaintenX, we work with only top-notch roofing professionals and dedicate time and resources to their work. We believe that with the right contractors, your roofing project can be a breeze!


One of the reasons we delicate time and training to our roofing team is because of their unique skills and expectations. Below are three things you probably didn’t know about the roofing contractor career, and why we appreciate them so much at MaintenX: 


Some roofers go to college, while others work under a licensed roofer to gain their education. 

While a two-year technical degree is not required for most roofing jobs, one must obtain significant experience before getting their roofing contractor’s license. This means that some roofers gain their education in the field through subcontractor work with a licensed professional. This is a great career choice for those who are looking for on-the-job training that is engaging and exciting. 


Roofing is one of the most dangerous maintenance jobs. 

Many people assume that electrical work is the most dangerous of the maintenance specializations, but roofing is often considered more dangerous. Not only are falls a rare fatality, but many roofers can develop back injuries from carrying heavy materials on slanted surfaces. Roofing is incredibly physically demanding and accidents happen, which is why it’s important to be focused and in shape if you want to be a roofing contractor. 


As a roofer, you may be able to specialize in other maintenance fields. 

Because roofing doesn’t require the extensive education that plumbing and electrical work require, many roofers also specialize in flooring, drywall, and other renovations for homes and businesses. You can leverage these skills to start your own business or to simply keep busy with work no matter what the job demands. Roofing will also teach you easily applicable skills such as estimating, design, and other skills that are useful for all contractor positions. 

For the right individual, roofing can be an excellent career. To learn more about how you can advance your work as a roofer, visit our Careers page.

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