The demand for skilled roofing professionals is increasing but there are only few available in the market. New construction and roof repairs are common and the need for a roofing professional who can complete a job in time is rising. Apart from skill, a roofing professional is also valued for communication and timely completion.
Pro roofers are usually independent contractors or a part of a roofing company. They partner with new construction builders or lumber companies for roofing jobs. Roofers start with minimum wages but their pay increases with the number of years in business and the number of projects completed. On an average, a pro roofer earns about $30, 000 to $65, 000 per year. The pay could be higher in areas with extreme climate such as Texas or Minnesota.
A pro roofer must be familiar with different types of roof materials such as asphalt, slate, tile, metal, and so on and types such as low-slope or steep-slope roofs. They must know the types of damages such as wind damage, hail damage, moss damage, and so on. Roofing calculations and material estimations are a must know for a pro roofer. A pro roofer must be able to judge and decide whether to repair a roof or to replace a roof.
Networking is another essential skill for a pro roofer in order to succeed. Pro roofers leverage the social media for contacts and improving business. If a roofer is part of a major roofing company, they receive paid leave, training, and health insurance as well. The career paths for a pro roofer could be a Senior Roofer, Construction Manager, or a Business owner. Pro roofer also is an expert in other related jobs such as siding and home improvement which will help them get work in off-peak season.
For a Pro roofer, certification plays an important role in getting projects. The training and certification could be from a specific manufacturer or a roofing company. They undergo mandatory training to learn about the product installation. Some manufacturers require that their product gets installed only by a certified roofing professional for the warranty to be effective. Certification helps a pro roofer acquire knowledge and gain customer confidence.
Pro roofers also acquire safety training from the roofing companies they work for. The general safety practices and how to respond in an emergency situations are required for a pro roofer. The certification also helps pro roofer in estimations and roof inspections. Pro roofers perform a number of roof inspections and must be aware of the general roofing problems and key defect areas. They also must be familiar with the solutions for roof leaks, nail pops, missing shingles, or any defective components.
Certification helps a pro roofer in assessing damages, preparing reports, and procuring documents for insurance. Different certification exist for commercial roofing, residential roofing, and wind roof damage. Certification gives a pro roofer authority to compare against other options and make a better decision.
Licensing is important for a Pro roofer to practice the roofing. Respective state licensing must be acquired before starting a project. For example, Illinois licensing costs $300 for unlimited residential, commercial, and industrial license. Pro roofer must pass a test of 125 questions for the Illinois unlimited license. The test will cover different areas of roofing such as safety, measurement, material, estimation, types, and so on. There are certain general requirements and guidelines for licensing.
A pro roofer also must acquire permits from the city or county of operation. Without the permits and licensing, installation is difficult and often results in penalties.
Roofing division with unlimited license!
Olde Town Group are licensed both in Illinois and Iowa to serve more customers.
Olde Town Group is the popular Pro roofer in the Quad Cities who is well known for their professional installation and customer service. Sean Vogler is the owner of Olde Town Group and their head quarters are in Moline, IL. Other branches of Olde Town Group are in Iowa City, Des Moines, and Bloomington. They serve customers up to 200 miles in and around Quad Cities. Being a family owned business, Olde Town Group works hard for reputation and long lasting relations with customers.
Olde Town Roofing is the roofing division who have installed high-profile residential, commercial, and federal projects in the MidWest. Olde Town Group offers roofing, siding, windows, deck, home improvement, kitchen and bath remodeling, concrete, new construction, and commercial services. They are willing to take up any project you may have and deliver quality products and services. IKO roofing, CertainTeed products, Tyvek house wrap, Trex decking, IB Roof Systems, James Hardie siding, and Andersen windows are some of the products they offer. Olde Town Group can install any product of your choice and their skilled pro roofers are always available within short notice.
Olde Town Group is popular for their professional work and cleanup efforts. Olde Town Group offers additional guarantee on top of manufacturer warranty for its work. Olde Town Group guides customers in acquiring paper work for insurance claims. They partner with Green Sky and Spring leaf to offer better financing rates for their customers. You can rely on Pro Roofers at Olde Town Group for all your roofing and home improvement needs. Call Olde Town Group at 3097385550 or 3095171676 for more information.
Here is a brief introduction of Olde Town Group services by the owner, Sean Vogler.