A residential roofer is a professional that repairs and replaces roofs on residential homes. Most work for themselves, however, a few construction companies will employ several roofers to oversee major projects, like the installation of roofs on housing projects which are newly built. Roofers work nearly all year round all over the world.
Within some regions, government bodies will provide tax rebates or cash incentives to property owners that are willing to install solar panels on their houses. Some contractors specialize in this. Most roofers that specialize in installing solar panels were previously electricians. Local laws require contractors who install solar panels to be fully qualified electricians or to use subcontractors that are licensed to do this type of work.