Working as a commercial roofer is a hard and unforgiving lifestyle, as this video will demonstrate to you. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, wet when it rains and generally tired all the time; roofing means exposure to the elements. Precision work must be delivered even under the most adverse of conditions. The professional roofing contractor is up early in the morning and working late after it gets dark at night. However, the work produced is worth it.
Gravity is the constant adversary of the roofer. It’s their greatest danger and the single force they spend most of their time working against. Everything on a roof has to be lifted up, no matter how heavy and no matter how high, and held in position while it is attached and secured. This is specialized work for the well-trained and highly educated, and any mistake costs time, money, and effort. Peaked residential roofs are more dangerous, but flat commercial roofs have their own challenges as well. Components like curbs, flashing, drainage piping and sealant are all essential and must all be carried out perfectly, especially on a flat roof. But the final result is magnificent. A modern roof will withstand the most serious weather and challenging conditions, keeping the people inside safe and dry and letting the roofer know that they did their job well.