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Why Roofers Are Underrated

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Why Roofers Are Underrated

    As with any industry, professionals in the roofing industry come in all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds. The first thought that jumps into many people’s heads when they think of roofers is the fact that we have probably more than our fair share of clowns and losers which gives the rest of us an unjustifiably bad reputation which we have to work hard to correct and show homeowners that we are worthy of their trust and respect.


    Because the truth is, the vast majority of roofers are good people who are looking for a lot of the same things everybody else is: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, the sense of accomplishment to be able to look at your work with pride, and the opportunity to put your feet up on a day off with a cold beverage in your hand!


    Being a roofer is not an easy job, and I really don’t feel like roofers get the respect they deserve for the hard work and expertise that they put into their careers. It’s often considered a dirty job and I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard the word “roofer” thrown around in a nasty way. But these are the people working hard to put their knowledge, experience and hard work into literally keeping a roof over our heads!


    Don’t believe me? How about the 25 year old guy on my crew (let’s call him Chris)  who heard one of our crew members was going through a hard time? This crew member had just lost his apartment because his abusive father was causing some problems. He needed to find a new place and didn’t really have enough to eat. Chris came in the very next day with $100 worth of groceries and offered to let our crew member borrow money to put up first and last on a new place.


    How about my original boss in the roofing industry, Dean, who would take the entire crew out for dinners to Boston Pizza that would run up to $400 as a way of saying thank you for our hard work?


    This industry is filled with hard working, respectable people who don’t get nearly the respect they deserve for their efforts.


    I want to change that.

    //End Rant 😀

  • jesepi hernandez
    Posted at 21:13h, 28 March Reply

    Good word. Most of us didnt go to high school and say i want to be a roofer when i grew up. But for one reason or another we ended up on the rooftop and some of us have made a good living doing it. Along the way for some its a career. Im a 4th generation roofer, its all i know and i work hard to legitimize our trade for the many stereotypes.

  • Cliff page
    Posted at 21:47h, 28 March Reply

    Hi I’m from England and we too don’t get the respect we deserve. Builders try and knock down our prices I’ve been a roofer Al my life and I more or less got the sack by one company for doing a better job than the other cowboys on the firm now I’m trying to find a firm that’ll take on a person who can give 200% genuine honest worker who might not be quite as quick as some but I do a better job

    • peakroofing
      Posted at 09:50h, 09 March Reply

      Hi Cliff, thanks for the comment! I hear you, it can be a cutthroat business at times in terms of pricing. Too many idiots, crackheads and people who can’t run a business to save their lives, quoting on jobs and folding up a few months later. These guys always end up too busy for their own good, or their poor customer service catches up to them eventually. You can’t build a roofing business on price alone! Quality and customer service are vital to success 🙂

  • Misha
    Posted at 15:57h, 06 September Reply

    Roofing is hard! and if people say its not well they should go and try doing it in the sun for 10 hours on top of a roof!! people should respect us more and give us more props!

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