Any civil engineering constructional endeavor, whether residential, commercial or industrial, is incomplete if it lacks a stable roof. In addition to stability, a roof demands suitable aesthetics, maintenance and cleanliness etc. This is where a roofing service comes to play its part. Roofers, or roofing service providers, deal with matters pertaining to roofs ranging from installation to architectural facets. Such vista of roof consultancy – as can be termed academically – stipulates a careful trade off between money, time, place and company profile. A normal roofing installation comprises of following major steps:
1. Installing frame of a roof
2. Covering the frame with wood, aluminum, slate or asphalt
3. Spraying the final structure to seal and insulate it
Roofers, to demonstrate their suitability and essential competency, are required to follow prescribed protocols and standards. The standards are often set up by nationally and internationally recognized bodies. For instance, in case of the United Kingdom, some of the reputable names are Nation Owing to weather variations, sometimes it is required to apply protective coating, in winters, or reflective surface, in summer, to roofs. In addition, most of the roofers also stretch their operations to other relevant areas such as gutter repair, gutter cleaning and leak repairs etc.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), USA, the demand of roofing services is poised to increase by 24% within the next decade. This owes to rapid urbanization rates and rising demand for new houses throughout the world. On average a professional roofer earns about 40,000 USD. Prospective roofers obtain the skillset after 3-year intensive apprentice programs, which include classroom and on-job training. Owing to the job-nature the aspirant need not be an acrophobic, possess mastery over carpentry skills and enjoy good physical fitness.