Residential Steep Roofer

WHAT YOU DO

Residential Steep Roofers get to feel on top of the world every day. Working in elevated and potentially dangerous places, these tough yet nimble tradespeople always put safety first.

As a Residential Steep Roofer, your tolerance for heights needs to be, well, high. Residential Steep Roofers climb ladders and scale rooftops while carrying heavy loads to get the job done. Working as a Residential Steep Roofer is most rewarding if you enjoy physical exercise, working with your hands, and taking in the views from the top.

Program details

WHAT YOU LEARN

  • How to measure, cut, shape, assemble, and join materials on site
  • How to use safe work practices and procedures on site
  • How to read blueprints and make sense of building codes
  • How to use hand tools, portable power tools, and roofing equipment
  • How to use hoisting, lifting, and rigging equipment
  • How to use ladders and work platforms for climbing
  • How to prepare roofs for replacement and new installation
  • How to prepare and install built-in gutters
  • How to install flat roofing and steep roofing materials
  • How to inspect and repair roofs

WHO YOU WORK FOR

Residential Steep Roofers often work in the construction industry, or for home renovation companies travelling from site to site to complete jobs. Some even start their own businesses, or become self-employed contractors.

Types of Workplaces

  • Construction contractors
  • Roofing companies

WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH

You will be paired with an experienced Residential Steep Roofer who will ensure that you learn the basics of planning and safety. You’ll continue to perfect your skill level with a variety of industry-specific tools, and gain a deeper understanding of the art of roof framing and maintenance.

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Builders are

ATHLETIC, COLLABORATIVE, MATHEMATICAL, PRECISE, TACTILE

Critical Skills

  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Good manual dexterity and an eye for detail
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Good physical condition and ability to lift heavy objects
  • Interested in working outdoors
  • Comfortable working in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and manuals

Earn

$44K - $54K annually
$17.50 - $35.00 hourly

Work

  • 40
  • hours per week
    mostly weekdays

A day in the life of a trade apprentice

A Builder's Story

Kevin de Oliveira, 20

Sheet Metal Worker

Victoria, BC

How to get started

ITA Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.