Roofing. A career that takes you higher.

Most people join the roofing industry for a great paying job where new recruits are in high demand. They stay for a rewarding career in a growing industry that helps protect others where they live and work. 




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Roofing Positions

Installation is just the beginning.

If you think installation is your only career option in roofing, think again. There are a lot of different ways to make a living in the industry. Best of all, your path is wide open to grow into positions at all levels.


Laborer: Assist roofing teams under the direction of a foreman or contractor.
Responsibilities: remove old roofing material, unload and stage 
equipment and materials
Foreman: Oversee roofing crews and projects.
Responsibilities: managing crew members, crew safety, communicating with clients

Owner: Oversee a roofing company.
Responsibilities: managing workers, speaking to clients, marketing, high-level project management

Delivery driver: Transport roofing materials.
Responsibilities: loading, transporting and unloading materials

Supervisor: Manage a larger roofing team.
Responsibilities: scheduling, assigning, and demonstrating roofing work, inspecting work-in-progress and finished projects

Salesperson: Selling roofing materials and products.
Responsibilities: communicate with homeowners or facility managers, roofing businesses, and construction companies
Warehouse Worker: Help maintain a warehouse facility.
Responsibilities: cleaning in and outside the facility, operating a forklift or other machinery, painting
Project Manager: Manage each stage of roofing installation and repairs to finish projects on-time and within budget.
Responsibilities: project planning and cost analysis

Estimator: Provide/lead estimating for larger-scale, commercial projects.
Responsibilities: taking measurements, inspecting existing roof material, investigating local codes

Installer: Install roofs on residential homes and/or commercial buildings.
Responsibilities: product installation, maintenance and repair work

Service Tech: A highly skilled roofing mechanic.
Responsibilities: inspections and identifying leak sources

Insurance Specialist: Assist homeowners and building owners with insurance claims for property damage.
Responsibilities: inspecting roofs, working with insurance adjusters
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Begin with an in-person training session.

Start Your Roofing Career

GAF Roofing Academy students learn from the best. Our powerhouse instructors will teach you the skills you’ll need to become a respected roofing pro. Contractors, foremen and roofing company owners are all actively recruiting well-trained, qualified roofers.

Looking for Qualified Roofers?

We’re working to train the new roofing workforce with one of the most practical and hands-on educational programs anywhere. With instructors at the top of their games in installation and repair, warehouse management, estimating and more, you can finally hire laborers with peace of mind.

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The GAF Roofing Academy is growing every day, and we’re looking for new partners and places to help offer training all across North America. If you’re interested in collaborating with us to introduce the Roofing Academy to new candidates, or support training sessions in your area, please contact us!