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What’s it like to be a Roofer?
Roofers cover houses and other structures with roof tiles, slates, shingles or
steel sheeting to form waterproof and durable surfaces.
Roofers’ work involves a lot of bending, climbing and lifting. They work
outdoors, at heights and in all weather conditions.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Roofer earn an average of $832 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $43264 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- good sense of balance
- good hand-eye coordination
- willing to work at heights and outdoors.
This job also involves:
Dusty or polluted environment
The work environment in these jobs generally contains higher than average
levels of dust, pollen, fumes, gases or other matter which are likely to
aggravate respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Daily lifting of items over 10 kilograms, with or without the use of
mechanical aids, is a requirement of these jobs.
Hot, cold or humid environment
These jobs are generally performed in an unusually hot, cold or humid
environment, so may be unsuitable for people who have diabetes or other
conditions aggravated by extremes of temperature or humidity.
Mainly outdoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day outdoors, exposed to the weather. They may report
back to an office, station, depot or other central site.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
Standing for long periods
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs are usually performed
standing up for periods of at least two hours at a stretch.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of MATHEMATICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a mathematics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Roofer
Roofers may perform the following tasks:
- examine drawings, specifications and worksites to determine materials required
- assess risks
- erect ladders and tile elevators
- erect and dismantle restricted-height scaffolding
- place roofing underlays over eaves and secure them by nailing or stapling these to roofs
- correctly space and nail wooden strips (battens) across the roof rafters on which the tiles or other roofing material will be placed
- measure and cut roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges and the hips and valleys of the roof
- fix roof flashings (weatherproof covering)
- fix the ridge caps and gable ends with cement mortar or tech screws
- apply protective paint coating systems
- clear the roof of debris upon job completion.
Roofers may specialise in tiling or installing new roofs, repairing existing
roofs or removing old roofs and replacing them.
Roofing may be divided into the following categories:
- Roof Tiler - works with clay tiles, stone slates or wooden shingles and overlaps the tiles in successive layers to form waterproof roofs.
- Metal Roof Plumber - works with metal, polycarbonate, fibreglass, glass malthoid sheets and waterproof membranes. Metal roof plumbers also install roof mesh, insulation, gutters and downpipes, rainwater tanks, equipment pumps and roof plumping systems.