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10 Reasons Commercial Roofing is a Great Career Choice

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

If you are looking for a career that doesn’t involve an office or a desk and needs no college degree, a career in commercial roofing is worth exploring. While working outdoors may not be for everyone, people who love exercise, fresh air, and team camaraderie, find this profession a perfect match. Check out ten reasons commercial roofing is a great career choice.

1. No College Degree Required

The college path is not for everyone; people interested in learning a trade often make candidates for a career in roofing. Commercial roofing jobs are available to people with or without a college degree and provide consistent work at a good wage.

2. On-the-Job Training

Many roofing and construction jobs offer on-the-job training or apprentice-style programs to learn the trade. This is a great way to learn new skills without investing in classes or training. For those interested in roofing but have no experience, fear not! This is a career that you can enter and learn on the job.

3. Variety

Variety is the spice of life and a career in roofing is full of variety! Roofing jobs allow people to travel to different job sites and experience different locations. There is always something new to learn; whether it’s a new roofline, different roofing materials, or a new view during lunch break, roofing jobs provide variety.

4. Growing Industry

If you are looking to work in a growing industry, a career in roofing fits the bill. The roofing industry is predicted to grow through 2030. We don’t see artificial intelligence or drones replacing roofers anytime soon, so you will most likely have your pick of roofing jobs.

5. Seasonal Availability

Depending on your location, roofing work may experience busy seasons and slower seasonal seasons. Some people love this schedule, allowing them to work steadily and then look forward to seasonal breaks. In parts of the country with mild weather, it’s full-time all the time!

6. Fresh Air and Exercise

Roofers definitely don’t need gym memberships and you’ll be in great shape after a few roofing jobs! Roofing is physical and challenging work, but you will have the satisfaction of being in the best shape of your life.

7. Learn New Skills

Roofers may also have the opportunity to learn how to read blueprints, learn basic architectural elements, and become masters of measuring. Motivated roofers can translate their skills into managerial or foreman positions.

8. Team Environment

Roofers don’t work alone; there’s always a team that’s got your back. Some roofers carpool to sites, saving on gas expenses. There are many benefits to working with a team; they might just be the weekend warriors you’ve been looking for!

9. Career Growth Options

The roofing industry has many opportunities for job growth. For individuals motivated to lead and learn, estimator and general manager positions are two options for advancement. The construction field in general has many job functions that someone with a roofing background could find lucrative.

10. Unbeatable Views

United Materials is located in Denver, Colorado and the views from many of our projects are unbeatable. Glowing city skylines, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, and early morning, red-dappled sunrises never disappoint!

If you are interested in exploring a career with United Materials, we’d love to chat. Check out our current career openings.

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