5 Essential Qualities of a Commercial Roofing Employee

Kathleen Maxwell

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Are you looking for a new job or thinking about switching to a different career path? Construction and roofing work is reliable, satisfying, and well-paid. At Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., we consider candidates of all backgrounds and experience levels for our construction, administration, and customer service teams. Here are a few of the qualities we look for in a commercial roofing employee:

1. Professional Behavior

Building, repairing, and inspecting roofs requires close attention to detail. Roofers need to be attentive and willing to take their time in order to avoid mistakes. Construction administration also involves a lot of moving parts. Roofing companies must handle billing, purchasing, and managing clients’ expectations. Employees able to focus and pay attention to the little things will succeed in the roofing business. 

2. Willing to Learn

Roofing techniques and materials are constantly changing, and the best roofing companies are committed to evolving. The best commercial roofing employees are willing and excited to learn new things and expand their skills. Many roofing employees will need regular, on-the-job training to update their knowledge of roofing materials, techniques, and safety standards. Remaining enthusiastic about this part of the job is key to success.

3. A Team Player

All construction jobs are a group endeavor. Roofing requires close coordination with everyone on a crew as well as with management and administration. Employees at roofing companies are constantly working with other people. A friendly demeanor and a commitment to teamwork will both go a long way. 

4. Dedication to Safety

Roofing work requires a strong sense of integrity and concern for the safety and well-being of others. Failing to do a job right or to own up to a mistake can have a profound impact on a project’s schedule, budget, or even the safety of the team. To work at a roofing company, a commercial roofing employee should be committed to doing their job well and following through on their commitments. 

5. Commitment to Quality

Roofers and other roofing employees need to expect the best from themselves and others. Construction has deadlines and strict deliverables that must be completed on time and within budget. Overall, roofing should include providing an excellent finished product that exceeds the client’s expectations. 

To learn more about jobs in commercial roofing, visit Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal’s career page.


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