A roofing company, also known as a roofer, is a person who installs and maintains roofs for residential or commercial buildings. Roofing professional uses materials such as shingles, slate, tile, glass, and metal to install roofs and provide protection from the elements. A roofing contractor may work on small projects like replacing damaged tiles or installing an entire roof over a few days to weeks at a time. Some are employed by homeowners who have a smaller budget but still need a roof. Others are employed by large building contractors.
The roofing industry employs roofers of different types, each with their own specific job duties. A general contracting specialist will be responsible for building and installing a roof system, which usually includes building the structural members of the roof, repairing damage and seams, and installing roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, metal sheets, gypsum boards, and wood shakes. A prefabrication specialist will make the entire roof system, from the individual beams and rafters to fascia boards and skylights, to exact specifications according to the local building codes. An organic shingle installer will install organic shingles, which are manufactured in rolls similar to rope; these shingles are then laid horizontally on top of asphalt shingles. Installers that specialize in metal roofing use sheet metal rods to construct roof systems, which include roofing panels, gables and spindles, chimneys, vents, and fixtures.
An HVAC specialist will inspect a home or business for any leaking, cracks, mold, or other problems that may affect the performance of the roof system. He will also install any needed roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, metal sheets, gypsum boards, and wood shakes. An insulated roofer makes sure that the roof system is properly heated and cooled, so that it will be effective for years. There are many types of insulation for roofing systems, including fiberglass, cellulose, and felt. A good insulator will keep hot summer weather out while keeping cold winter temperatures inside your home or business where it belongs.