Roofs are a necessity. Whether it’s a new house/building, a worn roof, or a destroyed roof (from a natural disaster), roofs will need to be installed or repaired. Being a roofer is rewarding. It is a physically demanding job. As a roofer you will also get to work in many different locations and meet lots of different people.
According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations, a roofing contractor is defined as a contractor whose “services are unlimited in the roofing trade and who has the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend, or design, if not prohibited by law, and use materials and items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all kinds of roofing, waterproofing, and coating, except when coating is not represented to protect, repair, waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof. The scope of work of a roofing contractor also includes skylights and any related work, required roof-deck attachments, and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement and any related work.”
To be a roofer, on-the-job training and/or an apprenticeship is the best way to gain skills to become a roofer.
In 2015, the average pay for a roofer was $36,720. In 2014, 123,400 roofers were employed. By 2024, there a 13 percent increase in roofing jobs.
There will always be a need for roof repair or new roofs. Unfortunately, major storms can damage or compromise roofs, which is bad for the homeowner, but great business for roofers.
To be a roofer, a person who is physically fit and able. The job requires a lot of climbing, bending, kneeling, reaching, and heavy lifting. The job is outside, and you will have to deal with potentially inclement weather.
To work legally as a contractor, you will need a roofing contractor’s license. It is in your best interest to have a roofing contractor’s license regardless of what state you work in. Why? People will trust you more and you will likely be paid better for your work.
We are a Florida contractor licensing company and will work with you to get your application approved by the Board the first time through. The application process can be tricky, so leave it up to us!
Want to be a roofing contractor? We can help you get your roofing contractor’s license.