A roofer, roofing contractor, or roofing mechanic is a tradesman who usually specializes in roof construction, repairing, replacing, or installing commercial roofs. Roofers usually install, replace, or install commercial roofs, using various materials, such as asphalt, shingles, gypsum, and glass fiber. The job of a roofer therefore requires the coordination and use of a number of tools, such as drills, knives, cable cutters, hammers, water hoses, pressure washers, etc. A roofer can work on residential roofs, too, although he will usually perform the task alongside a licensed roofing repair technician.Learn more about us at Roofers
It is possible to perform the job of roofers and roofing contractors simultaneously, but this is only advisable for those whose proficiency lies in the use of tools. Contractors are typically more experienced, but it is also important to consider the fact that they perform one of the most important jobs in commercial construction: installing roofs. Asphalt shingle roofing, for example, necessitates the employment of many experienced roofers, as the job requires intense coordination of roofing materials.
Asphalt shingle roofing, though highly durable, is susceptible to leaking, which makes the task of roofers more problematic than it seems. Leaks often occur at the point where the two layers of asphalt meet, a condition called “pinhole leaks.” To avoid such leaks, roofers must use a combination of roofing materials that serve as barriers against water infiltration. Rubber roofing is one such material. In addition to acting as a barrier against leaks, rubber roofing also ensures that the roof is aesthetically appealing, since the material also gives the building a more solid, consistent appearance.