A roofer, which is a roofing specialist, roof maintenance contractor, or even roofing mechanic, is a professional who specializes in roof building. Roofers repair, replace, install, and rebuild the roofs of commercial buildings, with a wide variety of materials, from shingle to metal. In order to be a licensed roofer in the United States you must take an accredited roofing course and pass an exam.
Roofing contractors are a specialized business that usually are hired by builders and remodelers to build or remodel commercial structures, houses, malls, shopping centers, etc. These professionals are responsible for repairing and maintaining the roof of a building. A roofer is responsible for keeping the roof of a building clean and free from debris, repairing any roof that has become broken, cleaning up any fallen roof shingles or tiles, checking for leaks and cracks in the roof, removing the roof to make way for a new one, etc.
Some of the work that can be performed by roofers includes, installing and repairing roofs, preparing the site for building, prepping for construction, leveling the ground, preparing for any storm damage, removing existing roofs and repairing any damaged roof. Roofers also help in determining the size of the roof, and if it is feasible to use shingles for roofing. They may also be asked to determine if the roof should be covered by paint or shingles. Other roofers can also help with installation, if it is required.
Before the roof is replaced, it is important for the roofers to perform tests on the roof to ensure that it is sound enough to support the weight of the new roof. Roofers may have to be contacted by the owner of the building in order to obtain this information. Some roofers may also be called to provide structural testing before the new roof is installed. Once the roof has been properly installed, the roofers can begin repairing any broken parts of the roof such as shingles and tiles. They can also start to repair any cracked or broken pieces of glass or other roofing material.
There are many different types of roofs that can be used on buildings. The most common of these types of roofs is the asphalt shingle. Although they cost less than other roofing materials such as wood shakes, they are not as durable and can’t withstand as much wear and tear. Also, these shingles are usually prone to leaking and are prone to rotting because of moisture.
Roofers repair roofs that are damaged or need repair. If they find that the roof is not strong enough to support the weight of the building, they may need to replace the roof. This may require them to excavate the roof to get to the foundation of the building.