How to Get into Roofing as a Career

Roofing is a hard job, there is no two ways about it. But there is certainly a profitable career within a field, especially if you’re running a local roofing company by yourself, or have national branches working with seriously big contractors. Here are some ways to get into roofing as a career:

Getting into Roofing as a Career

  1. You can learn the basics of roofing techniques and materials by enrolling in a roofing school or trade program. This can give you hands-on experience and make you stand out from other roofers.
  2. Start at the bottom and work your way up: Find an entry-level job at a roofing company or a construction company to gain practical experience.
  3. Join industry events and workshops to make connections and learn about new trends and techniques. Ask for advice and mentorship from other roofers in your area.
  4. Make sure you’re certified: Get certified by an industry organization like the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) or the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress (RIAP).
  5. Consider starting your own roofing business if you have experience and the desire to be your own boss. It will require dedication, hard work, and a solid business plan.
Abbey Wilson
Abbey Wilson
Abbie Wilson has years of experience in the DIY & construction field having covered roofing, plumbing, and general DIY for various award-winning publications.


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