Roofers work with several materials, including tar, asphalt, gravel, rubber, thermoplastic, metal, and shingles, to repair and install roofs that protect buildings and interiors from water damage. Ceilings, walls, and furnishings can all be harmed by a leaking roof. Roofers spend most of their time repairing and reroofing—replacing damaged roofs on existing structures.
Waterproofing or dampproofing masonry and concrete walls, floors, and foundation is a specialty of some roofers.
Before applying a coat of liquid waterproofing compound, they hammer and chisel apart rough spots or remove them with a rubbing brick to prepare surfaces for waterproofing. They could also apply a moisture barrier to surfaces or paint or spray them with a waterproofing substance. When dampproofing, roofers typically apply a bitumen-based coating to the interior or external surfaces.
Roofing is a physically demanding job. Heavy lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling, are all part of the job. Roofers should work outside in all weather conditions, especially while performing repairs. However, they rarely work when it rains. Roofing work is usually avoided during the winter months. They may work extra hours during the summer to complete the job rapidly, especially if rain is expected.
Workers are at risk of slipping or falling from scaffolds, ladders, or roofs, as well as burns from hot bitumen. Though most incidents may be avoided with proper safeguards. Roofings can get excessively hot during the summer, resulting in heat-related ailments.