A Day In The Life Of A Roofer: Explaining What Roofers Do

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Roofers spend a lot of time on top of properties. Therefore, it’s not always easy to know what they’re up to. If you’d like to find out more about what happens above your home, take a look at this quick guide.

Roofer Specialisms

Like many jobs, roofers can choose to specialise and hone their skills on a particular aspect of roofing. Some might specialise in a few disciplines, whereas others might only work with one.

Specialisms can be as broad as knowing flat roofing through and through, to as specific as only working with EPDM flat roofing. Some may only work with their chosen discipline on commercial premises, whereas others might only work on domestic properties.

There are also many companies who offer full-service treatments with a team of roofers that cover all popular services with their skills. This is what BDL offer, so you can trust us to take care of your property.

Dressing For The Job

Roofers have a messy job, so their clothes need to be protective and easy to clean. Because the work involves navigating ladders and scaffolding, they also need to be dressed appropriately with no loose items. The weather will also dictate what they should wear, as some work will be carried out in the blistering heat, whereas other jobs might be done in the snow or rain.


No matter the weather, it’s important to dress with health and safety in mind. A hard hat should be worn, and a high-vis jacket may be required on some worksites. Loose items or loops must be removed or secured, as nobody wants to get caught in an accident at height.

Liaising With Clients

Because roofing is often difficult for customers to see, roofers need to have good communication skills to relay any issues that they find. Inspections and checks are a big part of the job, so being able to understand and report problems in layman’s terms is very important.

Working With A Team Of Roofers

As with many construction-based careers, roofers need to be able to work effectively in a team. Working at height means that you need to be able to communicate well with others. This ensures that health and safety advice is adhered to, and reduces the risk of accidents on site. There are often heavy items that need to be lifted when on the roof, and this should never be done alone.

For Roofers, Choose BDL Ltd

Our team offer a number of services to keep your property in good condition. If you’d like to enquire about our roofing services or anything else that we do, don’t hesitate to get in contact. A member of our friendly team would be more than happy to help.

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