Roofers install and maintain built-up roofs, flat deck roofs, and steep roofs with a variety of covering materials.

What do Roofers do?

  • Install, repair or replace built-up or single-ply roofing systems.
  • Install, repair or replace asphalt and wood shingles, shakes and masonry or baked clay roofing tiles.
  • Install sheet metal flashings and apply waterproof coating to concrete or other masonry surfaces below or above ground level.
  • Install and repair metal roofs using hand and power tools.
  • Prepare estimates for clients.

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