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Roofers and shinglers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7291

Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs as well as shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Shinglers install and replace shingles, tiles and similar coverings on sloped roofs. They are employed by roofing and general contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Roofers and shinglers

Roofers
  • Install, repair or replace built-up roofing systems using materials such as asphalt saturated felts and hot asphalt and gravel
  • Install, repair or replace single-ply roofing system using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric or other asphaltic compositions
  • Install, repair or replace shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Install sheet metal flashings
  • Apply waterproof coatings to concrete or other masonry surfaces below or above ground level
  • Install and repair metal roofs using hand and power tools
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs
  • May estimate materials required and quote costs.
Shinglers
  • Install or replace asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes and masonry or baked clay roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.

Working Conditions for Roofers and shinglers

Work is performed outdoors in all seasons; workers experience a wide variety of weather conditions as a result. Working from heights is required, making strict safety measures necessary.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Roofer
  • Apprentice Shingle Roofer
  • Asphalt And Gravel Roofer
  • Asphalt Roofer
  • Asphalt Shingle Roofer
  • Asphalt Shingler
  • Built-up Flat Roofer
  • Built-up Roofer
  • Cedar Shakes Shingler
  • Cedar Shingler
  • Composition Roofer
  • Flat Roofer
  • Gravel Roofer
  • Journeyman/woman Roofer
  • Metal Roofer
  • Residential Building Shingler
  • Residential Steep Roofer
  • Roof Tiler
  • Roofer
  • Roofer And Waterproofer
  • Roofer Trainee
  • Roofing Mechanic
  • Shingle Roofer
  • Shingler
  • Shingler Trainee
  • Single-ply Roofer
  • Tar And Gravel Roofer
  • Tar Roofer
  • Tile Roofer
  • Waterproofer And Roofer
  • Wood Shingle Roofer
  • Wood Shingler
  • Apprentice Roofer
  • Asphalt Roofer
  • Built-up Roofer
  • Flat Roofer
  • Residential Steep Roofer
  • Roofer
  • Shingler
  • Single-ply Roofer
  • Roofing Labourer
  • Flat Roofing
  • Roofers/Siding Installers
  • Roofing Installer