A roofing contractor, roofer, or roof-repairing specialist is a skilled tradesman who specializes in roof building. Roofers install, repair, or replace the roofs of commercial buildings, with a range of materials including metal, shingles, asphalt, wood, metal slabs, and polymers. In addition to repairing roofs, roofers also provide maintenance services such as inspecting, repairing and cleaning shingles and other roofing materials. They also perform exterior roof repairs, such as repairing leaky gutters and providing roof repairs.
There are three kinds of roof repair: routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and emergency roof repairs. Roof repair services may be scheduled in the form of a full roof repair, partial roof repairs, or emergency roof repairs. These services may be scheduled for repair of leaks, repair of damage to shingles or other roof materials, repair of damaged or broken tiles, replacement of shingles due to hail damage, and cleaning of tile and siding surfaces.
When a roof is due for repair or a new roof constructed, it is necessary to obtain roof repair services from licensed roofers. Roofing contractors are those that work for a construction company to build or replace residential and commercial buildings. Contractors and roofers are required by law to have a license. To apply for a license, applicants must first complete a certificate of completion from a state-approved roofing school and then pass a written examination and a practical exam. The exam covers materials and techniques used in roof repair, including how to inspect and repair roofs. The practical exam tests candidates on their ability to repair problems as they arise, in addition to their ability to assess the condition and cost of different roofing materials. The practical exam also tests their knowledge of construction and repairs.
Roofing contractors and roofers are responsible for inspecting, repairing, installing, and removing roofs at various times. During the course of the roofing job, they may also use special tools, such as roofers and sheet rockers, to carry out jobs on roofs. Roofing contractors must also be licensed and bonded by the Department of Licensing in order to perform the work. They also have to complete training and become registered in certain classes, such as OSHA, the National Foundation Code Council, and the National Fire Protection Association.
Contractors and roofers are often involved in maintaining roofing materials and systems. This can include inspecting for leaks and repairing any damage to roofs and siding. or other roofingles and tiles. When an existing roof begins to deteriorate, they may recommend replacement, changing to new materials or performing routine inspections to make sure the materials will work properly. If a new roof is not needed, they can remove debris from roofs, patch holes, fix gaps, paint and replace roof shingles.
Roofers also perform other roof maintenance tasks. For example, roofers may fix cracks in asphalt, repair cracked tiles, repair or replace cracked shingles and repair other roofing materials and repair leaks or missing flashing. They may also repair damaged shingles and other roof materials.