Shinglers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Install or replace asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes and masonry or baked clay roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
B. Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.
C. Install, repair or replace built-up roofing systems using materials such as asphalt saturated felts and hot asphalt and gravel
D. Install, repair or replace single-ply roofing system using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric or other asphaltic compositions
E. Install, repair or replace shingles, shakes and other roofing tiles on sloped roofs of buildings
F. Install sheet metal flashings
G. Apply waterproof coatings to concrete or other masonry surfaces below or above ground level
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
2. For roofers, completion of a two- to three-year apprenticeship program or Over three years of work experience in the trade are usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
3. Roofing trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and British Columbia and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
4. Trade certification for residential steep roofers is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
5. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also available to qualified roofers.
6. Shinglers require one to two years of on-the-job training.
2. Industrial Arts
3. Business English
The average hourly wages for Roofers and Shinglers is $18.43/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.