A roofer, roofing mechanic, or roofing contractor is a professional who specializes in building roofs. They are responsible for replacing, repairing, and installing roofs using a variety of materials, such as shingles, bitumen, and metal. Roofers can be divided into four categories: shingle roofers, single-layer roofers, metal roofers, and hot roofers. Shingle roofers install shingles, tiles, and slats on roofs.
Single-layer roofers focus on foam roofs, while metal roofers specialize in metal roofs. Hot roofers work with tar-based products. Roofers analyze construction plans to ensure that the roof is made in strict accordance with the design. They also determine the materials, substrates, and support accessories that will be used in the installation.
Roofers decide the specifications of the beams, trusses and beams on which the roofs are installed. In addition to the work itself, service roofers provide a higher level of customer service before and after work. The material is “joined” by a special machine for sewing ceilings that is placed vertically by the panel to seal the joints and prevent water from entering. Metal gaskets that are used on the edges of the roof and are designed to control the direction of water dripping are called drip edges.
Roofers who attend college typically earn degrees in business or general studies. Traditionally made from locally available materials, shingles are hung from the roof structure (or attached to slats). A commercial roof generally consists of a flat metal or membrane roofing system, while residential roofs are typically steeper and have a wider range of style, design and color options. Any roof that is designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof is called a “cold roof”.
Roofing professionals must be knowledgeable about all types of roofs in order to provide quality service.