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Roofer Interview

25 Questions and Answers Written by Professional Interviewers

Question 1 of 25
What is the steepest roof you have worked on?
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Question 2 of 25
If you noticed the wood was rotted out underneath a roof, after rip off, what would you do?
User-Submitted Answers
Replace wood, if rot is extensive, get a change order approved for more work.
Replace any rotted decking.
Rip out the rotted plywood and replace with new plywood.
Question 3 of 25
Have you installed a metal roof before?
User-Submitted Answers
Have you installed a modified bitumen roof before?
Question 4 of 25
Why do you need this job?
User-Submitted Answers
So I can be apart of a professional organized company, for I know I have the knowledge to be professional and great with customers.
I need this job because there is no job I would rather do for the rest of my life, roofing is what I love and I am going to continue doing it until I can no longer work.
Question 5 of 25
Why are you the best roofing candidate for us?
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I am honest, reliable, trustworthy, and a good team player.
Cause I have a strong knowledge of roofing with 7 years experience, very responsible, reliable. Quick to solve problems and conflicts without costing time and money. Very corroborative with dealing with the customers.
Question 6 of 25
What are your career goals?
User-Submitted Answers
To become a team leader of roofing projects.
To fully master my craft, when a conversation comes up about roofing I want my name to be the first thing that comes into peoples minds. Perhaps one day I would like to become a roofing contractor with my own business.
Question 7 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Sometimes I really get fixated of how it should be done and I'm really trying to just let it go when the job is already done and really there isn't not that much more I can do.
Since I love my job incredibly id have to say my greatest weakness is to not let the stress of the job, the lows of the job, and the feeling of having to take all of my fellow workers fails and correct them myself. Currently I have been able to even find a solution to change it, I care way too much.
Question 8 of 25
What is your greatest strength?
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My greatest is working safe.
Question 9 of 25
Do you have any experience with tile or slate roofing?
Question 10 of 25
Where do you install ice guard?
User-Submitted Answers
A couple feet off the over hang on the roof.
Question 11 of 25
How important is safety to you?
User-Submitted Answers
It's very important cause I like having all my toes and fingers.
Question 12 of 25
Describe your work ethic.
User-Submitted Answers
A very strong work ethic of keeping the job inline.
Question 13 of 25
Do you have reliable transportation?
Question 14 of 25
Are you afraid of heights?
Question 15 of 25
How long do you see yourself working for us? If Hired.
User-Submitted Answers
As long as I can, so I can gain experience and become one of your best employee.
Question 16 of 25
If you weren't applying for this roofing position, what other positions would you consider?
User-Submitted Answers
I would consider being the lead man for I would know exactly how to start the job to finish within an effieance time fram.
Roofing is what I want to do but I also know how to install seamless rain gutters and enjoying doing that as well.
Question 17 of 25
Why do you want to work for us?
User-Submitted Answers
I want to keep excelling at my craft. It sounds cheesy but I literally want to be the best roofer in all of the United States and I feel like your company would be great to work with and build a career through.
I am looking for a new experience, I feel this is for me..
Question 18 of 25
What types of roofing jobs have you never done?
User-Submitted Answers
I have never applied any shingles made of stone.
Shingle houses that were sloped at 4:12 and were 40x100
Question 19 of 25
What was your worst experience as a roofer?
User-Submitted Answers
Either falling off of a two story roof, or having a trailer filled with composition tear off come off the tow ball while driving.
I was on a roof and the one side had a bit of frost on it and it was like slow motion cause I started to slip off the roof but my co worker grabbed me by the jacket and stopped me from slidding off the roof and I was just going getting ready to tie off.
Question 20 of 25
Are you comfortable carrying shingles up a ladder?
User-Submitted Answers
Yes very comfortable, have and will carry an incredible amount of bundles up a ladder.
Yes I'm very comfortable.
Question 21 of 25
How important is it to you that you get along well with the other roofers?
User-Submitted Answers
It's very important to me so that we work together and it will make the job easier to do.
Question 22 of 25
What type of roofing jobs do you like doing the most?
User-Submitted Answers
I to do any roofing job that is challenging, so I can show off my awesome work.
Question 23 of 25
What was your hardest roofing job you've done?
User-Submitted Answers
The hardest job has been a house that was a 12/12 slope, it had 3 layers of existing composition shingles on top of wood shake with skip sheeting to tear off, which we re-sheeted the whole house. Had extremely bad rot, rafters where damaged. Was a very cut up roof, was pretty much all valleys and rakes.
Doing steep peaks cause it was time consuming to get the job done in the right and safest way possible.
Question 24 of 25
What do you enjoy about roofing?
User-Submitted Answers
Being outdoors and enjoying working with partners.
Question 25 of 25
How often do you miss work?

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