Roof Tiler

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.
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    Overview

    Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

    Day-to-day

    • studying drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
    • erecting ladders and scaffolds
    • placing and securing waterproof sheets over eaves
    • nailing and stapling roofing underlay to roofs
    • aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples and nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
    • sizing and cutting roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
    • fixing edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
    • slipping roofing material under pre-fabricated flashing and nailing it down
    • caulking and flashing exposed nail heads to prevent leaks.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Roof Tiler

    • You can work as a Roof Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in roof tiling is usually required.

      Take a Certificate III in Roof Tiling

    Skills employers are looking for

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