27 Mar 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 😀