Roofers build and repair roofs on all types of buildings, using one or more kinds of material.

Tasks include:

  • studying drawings, specifications and construction sites to determine materials required;
  • covering roof frameworks with slate and prefabricated tiles to cover pitched roofs;
  • laying a waterproof shield and fixing metallic or synthetic materials to a building’s frame;
  • sizing and cutting roofing materials to fit around edges, corners and protuberances such as chimneys;
  • using natural materials such as thatching to provide roof coverings;
  • creating temporary structures such as scaffolding and ladders.

Examples of the occupations:

  • Asphalt roofer
  • Metal roofer
  • Roof fixer
  • Roof tiler
  • Slate roofer
  • Thatcher
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ISCO skill level: 
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