We believe anyone can learn the skills to become a roofer, but it takes a little bit more than skill to push you from a roofer to a “good roofer.” A good roofer is someone who not only possesses the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the job, but also has certain personal traits that enable them to excel in the field. Here are some of the key traits that good roofers should have if they want to succeed in their careers:
Attention to Detail
From laying shingles to watching your footing, roofing requires a lot of precision and attention to detail. Good roofers need to be able to identify potential problems and take steps to fix them before they become major issues. They also need to be able to follow instructions carefully and make sure that every task is completed correctly.
Time Management Skills
Like most other jobs, roofing projects often have tight deadlines, so good roofers need to be able to manage their time effectively. They need to be able to plan and prioritize tasks, work efficiently, and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
Roofing is a job that requires a lot of problem-solving. Good roofers need to be able to identify issues and come up with effective solutions quickly. Great roofers go beyond looking for immediate solutions; they try to anticipate problems and come up with lasting solutions for households. Roofers also need to be able to troubleshoot problems and make adjustments on the fly. (We see some weird stuff in our line of work. Being able to course-correct is critical.)
Good Communication Skills
Good roofers need to be able to communicate effectively with their colleagues, supervisors, and clients (emphasis on clients). Communication for a team like Results Roofing means being straight shooters. We want to explain technical information clearly and really listen to what a homeowner says are the problems.
Attention to Safety
Safety is a top priority on any roofing job. Good roofers need to be aware of potential hazards and take steps to minimize risks. They also need to follow safety protocols and use personal protective equipment correctly.
Physical Stamina and Endurance
This is probably the one the average person thinks would be top of mind for any roofing company. Roofing is a physically demanding job that requires a lot of strength, stamina, and endurance. Roofers spend most of their time working outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions (hello, Texas), so they need to be able to work in hot, cold, and wet conditions. They also need to be able to lift heavy materials and equipment, climb ladders, and move around on steep roofs safely.
Customer Service Skills
At Results Roofing, this skill is arguably one of the most foundational pieces to the puzzle. We want our customers to feel at ease when they call us. We want them to know we’ve got their problems handled. A skilled roofer often works directly with clients, so good customer service skills are essential. Roofers need to be able to communicate effectively with clients, answer their questions, and address their concerns in a professional and respectful manner. If they’re not respectful of your time, money, or concerns, find another roofer.