Many roofing contractors don’t just run local businesses, they dedicate their businesses to the local community. By providing materials and service to the people who need it most, roofers have a way of offering a helping hand without seeking credit or kickbacks. It’s not about looking for the next accolade. It’s about respecting the craft and putting in hard, honest work.
Skilled labor often goes unnoticed, but just ask around: Whether it’s victims of natural disasters or others in need, you won’t have to look very far to find someone who can vouch for the selflessness that comes with the territory.
Dedicating your life to a trade, especially one that is sometimes undervalued, isn’t an easy choice to make. But once young roofers enter the jobsite and begin to see their coworkers’ pride and generosity, the personal satisfaction of this line of work becomes obvious. With the number of young, skilled laborers entering our trade declining, it’s crucial, now more than ever before, for us to find new ways to show gratitude for the roof over our heads. We can’t take such a basic human need for granted.
Let’s show the next generation the integral role roofers and other skilled laborers play in society. DuPont has partnered with RoofersCoffeeShop to send a message of #RoofingRespect to these honest, hardworking members of our community and to spread the word beyond the roofing industry. With a little extra gratitude for their kindness and quiet dedication, we can help ensure that this profession is fueled by an eager community of young people who, one day, can be looked up to in the same light.
Help us spread the message! We want to know what you are doing to support your communities. We want to hear how you are taking professionalism and dedication to new heights.
Tell us your story and we’ll send you a FREE Special edition Dupont®/Roofing Respect® T-shirt!