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.
Roofing is the construction industry’s best-kept secret. Until now.
The commercial and residential roofing industry is booming, with demand for 19,000 new jobs expected by 2028. Why? Buildings are big business, and protecting, maintaining and repairing properties - from homes to stadiums - is critical to the long-term investment in any building project. It's why hard-working, dedicated roofers can expect a starting wage of $39,970 per year (or $19.22/hour).
Now is the perfect time to begin a career in roofing with the new GAF Roofing Academy. Designed to help you build the necessary skills for an entry-level position, the GAF Roofing Academy combines classroom and on-the-roof training with access to job opportunities from GAF’s national network of thousands of independent, certified contractors seeking talent.Figures sourced from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Hear from GAF Roofing Academy Participants
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.
|ENTRY-LEVEL CAREERS||MANAGER ROLES||Executive roles|
|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
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.
Partner with Us
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!