5/11/22 1:00 PM 7 min read

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Commercial Roofing


The roof is one of the most important parts of a building. It shelters you from the elements, protects you from flying objects and withstands all kinds of weather. If you are looking for a good-paying career where you can make good money and learn valuable skills on the job in the building and manufacturing industry, a roofing job may be right for you.

Here are some reasons to consider a career in commercial roofing:

1.) College degree not needed

Going to college isn’t for everyone. If you graduated from high school but aren’t sure if college is right for you, learning the ropes of the roofing industry offers a much better opportunity than just getting a job in a retail store or fast-food restaurant. Roofing job wages are generally higher, ranging from $18-23 per hour—with the possibility of even more if you work overtime. Also, many roofers learn on the job, with no formal training or skills required. As you work on different jobs you’ll learn valuable skills that can be applied in all kinds of ways in the building, manufacturing and construction industry, including roof design, roof removal and repair, roof installation, roofing-related mathematics, problem-solving and customer service.

2.) Seasonal employment possible

The majority of roofing work is done in warmer, drier months, which in Ohio means late spring to late fall. If you’re looking for a seasonal job where you can take time off in the colder months, becoming a professional roofer is a great career path. If you end up wanting to further your education, you could even pursue a degree at a college or university in the off-season.

3.) A hard day’s work in the outdoors

If you are able-bodied and the thought of being cooped up in an office behind a desk all day is not for you, getting a job in the roofing industry can be a great fit, getting you outside every single day. It can be challenging, physical work, but will definitely get you into some of the best shape of your life. At the end of the day, there’s nothing like a cold drink after a hard day of physical work to make you feel like you accomplished something.

4.) Variety

You won’t get bored being a roofer—your job changes every time you finish a roof and move on to the next job. Each roofing job brings a different set of challenges—different material, different geographical circumstances, different customers. You’ll never stop learning. We stay abreast of the latest and greatest in the materials and construction industry so we have the most modern tools, technology, materials and machinery.

5.) Growing industry

If you are looking for work in a steadily growing industry, a job in roofing is a great choice. Roofing is predicted to be one of the top growing industries for the next several years and has grown an average of 2.7% each year. Roofing is still done by real humans, not robots, so you’ll likely have a job in roofing as long as you want one.

Careers with Roberts Roofing

Roberts Roofing has been in the commercial and industrial roofing business for more than 40 years. Our customer-focused approach and skilled workers have earned our company a great reputation across greater Cleveland. We offer our employees a generous benefits package including competitive pay, healthcare, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, paid time off and more. 

We are always looking for employees with a good work ethic and a desire to learn and grow through a rewarding career in roofing. While we are happy to find workers with roofing experience, we also welcome people without experience who come prepared with a strong work ethic and a desire to learn the industry.

If you want to advance and grow your career, our roofing professionals can put you on a growth path that will ensure you have a job for life with a team that takes pride not only in their work, but also in making sure each worker goes home safely every night. Read more about why Roberts Roofing is a great place to work or contact us at 440-946-2233.