3 Reasons to Consider a Career in Roofing and Restoration
Over the last several years, people have taken advantage of the changing landscape to launch themselves into new careers. Some were finally able to break into the industry they had trained and gone to school for, while others simply wanted a change after reaching their limit in their previous occupation. However, when someone is considering such a major change in their life, it is sometimes easier to know what you don’t want versus what you actually do want. Most folks who find themselves in this situation do know what they want for their life – decent pay, stable hours, on the job training – they just aren’t sure how to get there.
A career in roofing and restoration may just be the answer. It is a field in high-demand looking for dedicated people who are willing to work hard for great pay. Read on as we explain three great reasons why you should consider a career in roofing and restoration.
1. A Career in Roofing and Restoration Offers Great Pay
We all have bills. Whether you are single and just starting out or already have a family of your own, the pressure is on to provide. One reason to consider a move into roofing and restoration is that the 25th percentile of earners make $16/hr, which is the equivalent of just over $33,000 per year. These are people just starting out, learning as they go. As they gain experience, so does their pay. The average compensation for a roofing and restoration professional is $45,500 with top earners making $60,000 a year or more. With this sort of growth possible, why not get started on your new career path now?
2. Stable Hours
Every family needs a home and every home needs a roof. See where we’re going with this? Roofing is an industry that won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. This means the industry will generally be stable, but it’s not without its ebbs and flows. Naturally, there is an upswing in roofing work when there is a boom in new construction. That said, even when new construction slows there are still plenty of roofing jobs as existing structures still need repairs and replacement.
This sort of predictability is great for those considering a career in roofing. As you enter the field, your skill set will grow and you will be able to take on more work – including work in restoration. Developing a dual skill set will give you the flexibility of either being more valuable to an existing roofing and restoration business or set you up to start your own business. In either case, you will be able to stay busy even if new housing construction slows.
3. On-The-Job Training
One of the best reasons to consider a career in roofing and restoration is that you can learn as you go. A strong work ethic and reliability go a long way in roofing. It is hard work and there is a pressure to complete projects in a timely manner. By demonstrating that you will show up every day and doing what is expected of you, you will show your supervisors that you can handle greater responsibility and are worthy of higher pay. As you earn this trust, you will be taught more and more. All it really takes to start a career in roofing is the willingness to put yourself out there, work hard and learn fast.
Start Your New Roofing Career with MNRC
If you are ready to begin your new career in roofing, look no further than MNRC. With no experience necessary, you will find yourself thriving in a new field in no time. We offer plenty of support from our senior leadership team so that each new member of the team can thrive.
MNRC is your trusted partner in roofing, siding and restoration. We have a proven track record in both commercial and residential projects, and we complete our jobs on-budget and in a timely manner. Reach out today to schedule an estimate for your project.