How do I become a successful roofing contractor?

In summary, here’s how to start your roofing business successfully:
  1. Plan Not to Fail.
  2. Know Before You Go.
  3. Protect Yourself.
  4. Don’t Overspend.
  5. Recruit Wisely.
  6. Sell Well.
  7. Promote Without Advertising.
  8. Don’t Bite Off More than You Can Chew.

What qualifications do you need to be a roofer?

You can take a college course which will teach you some of the skills you‘ll need to get a trainee position with a roofing company.


  • Level 2 Diploma in Roofing Occupations.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling.
  • T level for Roofers.

How much does a roofing subcontractor make?

Roofing Subcontractor Salary
Annual Salary Hourly Wage
Top Earners $360,500 $173
75th Percentile $100,000 $48
Average $108,291 $52
25th Percentile $50,000 $24

Can you make good money selling roofs?

When you‘re selling more roofs in less time, getting paid less per job isn’t a big deal. It’s actually a great deal if you‘re a good closer because you can make good money, very good money, especially when you have a strong sales support team working with you. You‘ll increase your sales and stay sharp.

Do roofers make a lot of money?

Roofers make $10 – 40/hr. Contractors make anywhere from $30k to millions annually but I would say that your average roofing contractor, who maintains a good rep (costly), running on average 10 crew with 2-3 foreman in there is going to be able to make about $100 – 150k a year or more.

How dangerous is roofing?

Roofers face many dangers, including slip and fall accidents, electrocution accidents, and even severe burns. Roofing is considered the fourth most dangerous job in the United States.

Is roofing hard work?

Roofing topped the list as the most physically demanding job, with 13% of contractors ranking it above all others. While roofing was considered the most physically demanding, both contractors and consumers didn’t believe it is difficult to master when compared to other contracted jobs.