A roofer, roofing contractor, or roofing mechanic is a trained tradesperson that specializes in roof repair. Roofers repair, replace, install, or design the roofs of commercial buildings, using various materials, such as asphalt, shingles, metal, and bitumen. They build spans, attach layers of roofing materials, and execute repair jobs in all weather conditions call them now. If a roof has to be replaced, it must first be inspected for damage and repaired before it can be put up for public use.
What Are the Types of Roofing Systems?
Although most roofers work on asphalt roofs, shingles and metal roofs are also considered by some to be part of the roofing industry. They too use the word “roof” to describe their specialty, although there is considerable difference between roofers and roofing contractors. Roofers construct and repair roofs; they install roofing materials, such as asphalt, shingles, metal, or wood. When installing an asphalt roof, the asphalt shingles are driven directly into the ground, while the metal roofing shingles are placed on top of a flotation device, on top of the asphalt. If these materials fail, roofers have to be called to replace them or take other corrective action.
For homes and businesses that are not on asphalt roofs, there are a wide variety of roofing systems to choose from, including metal roofing systems and other materials. Wood is also a popular material for roofing systems, although many homeowners prefer to use metal for their roofing system. It is important that homeowners make sure that the roof they choose will provide a high level of waterproof protection. Metal roofing systems are designed to resist extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, heavy rains, and even the sun’s rays. Wood roofing systems may offer a certain degree of waterproof protection, but they are not designed to be impervious to extreme weather conditions, and often have a poor level of insulation and drainage. Wood is susceptible to rot, as well as to termites and other insects.