Is Roofing Really That Difficult?

Roofing is a physically demanding job that requires stamina and strength to stand, climb, and walk in all kinds of weather. It's a job that ensures buildings are structurally sound and safe for personnel or property. So, is roofing really that difficult? The answer is yes. In the roofing industry, you can expect to put in a lot of physical effort.

Roofers are responsible for making sure a building is safe for its occupants with minimal damage to property. This can be challenging, but it also has its advantages. Interestingly, the survey respondents had similar opinions. According to the survey, 20% of respondents said that roofing was the most difficult job and demolition (15%) was the second most difficult.

Drywall and insulation ranked third (8%), excavation fourth (8%) and landscaping (7%) fifth. CraftJack asked contractors and consumers to rank 32 categories of contractor jobs from the most physically demanding to the most difficult to master. Although roofing was considered to be the most physically demanding job, both contractors and consumers didn't think it would be difficult to master compared to other contracted jobs. The executive director of the National Roofing Contractors Association, Reid Ribble, believes that there is no need for such modesty.

Carpentry ranked fourth both in terms of physical demand and difficulty to master. Roofing is a difficult job that requires physical strength and stamina. It's a job that ensures buildings are safe for personnel or property. It's not easy, but it has its advantages. With the right training and experience, anyone can become a successful roofer.

Garry Hesler
Garry Hesler

Freelance pop culture guru. Roofing contractor. Friendly food practitioner. Total travel evangelist. Freelance travel ninja. Proud musicaholic.