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Roofers
District Of Columbia

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Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.

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Currently Employed: 27

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $16.37 - $32.24

Typical Annual Salary: $34,000 - $67,100

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Apply alternate layers of hot asphalt or tar and roofing paper to roofs.
  • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.
  • Align roofing materials with edges of roofs.
  • Estimate roofing materials and labor required to complete jobs, and provide price quotes.
  • Clean and maintain equipment.
  • Cement or nail flashing strips of metal or shingle over joints to make them watertight.
  • Install, repair, or replace single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions.
  • Install vapor barriers or layers of insulation on flat roofs.
  • Spray roofs, sidings, or walls to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures, using spray guns, air compressors, or heaters.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Blow torch
  • Hammers
  • Hatchets
  • Hip and ridge
  • Shears

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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