Roof Maintenance Specialist Trains

A roofer, a roof contractor, or roof repair specialist is someone that specializes in the construction of roofs. Roofers repair, replace, install, and replace the roofs of commercial buildings, with a range of materials, including metal, shingles, wood, and shingle-like shingles.


A roof repair specialist may be called upon to inspect or troubleshoot any type of roof, including: roof water leaks; roof cracks; damaged or broken shingles; damaged roof tiles; and roof leaks, water leaks, rot, or termites. The roofers may also be called upon to assess the overall condition and extent of any structural damage to the structure, such as: structural damage to the roof (e.g., collapse of a ridge, crack, or shingle); or to conduct soil tests and moisture testing on the roof.

Roofers are trained to install, inspect, repair and inspect roofs in a way that ensures they remain stable and strong for the life of the structure. They use a wide range of equipment to perform these tasks. They typically are able to work from a standing start, as well as from a flat roof position and from an elevated position.

Professional roof repairs specialists typically perform many services. Some of the most common tasks performed by them include: checking and repairing leaking roofs; replacing or repairing damaged roof tiles; repairing or replacing roof shingles and shingle tiles; replacing damaged or broken shingles; or inspecting, repairing, and/or installing roof repairs and/or roof repairs related to replacement of damaged or missing roof tiles and shingles. Roofing contractors may also repair or install storm and wind damage, including tree roots and the formation of tree roots, as well as inspect for root problems and repair such problems.

Roofers use a wide range of tools and techniques to perform these tasks, depending on the type of roof they are performing. A few of these tools include: power saws; power ladders; jack hammers; power shovels; pressure-treated wood shingles; chainsaw blades; and roofing tiles and shingles and nails. Most professionals also possess a variety of other tools and equipment that is necessary to perform all types of roof maintenance, repair and/or improvement jobs, as well as perform emergency repairs.

Roofers are required to have specialized training in a number of different areas of roof maintenance, as well as the proper and safe use of all equipment, as some roofing techniques may be hazardous to their health. In most cases, if a roofer should injure himself or herself while performing an important task (such as replacing roof tiles or shingles), he or she will be immediately taken to a hospital. In some states, roofers are required to hold a certificate of completion from a certified roofing training institution.