The benefit of living next to a football field is that you can watch football games for free by going up onto the roof. In Victoria BC, there is housing development next to a football field and although a few games were cancelled due to poor weather the roofers have gotten to enjoy watching the game from the rooftops as they install roof shingles on the houses. Other roofing companies Victoria BC has in the area are jealous as they have nothing to watch while they work but passing cars on the streets and the occasional crow trying to eat their lunch (although this isn’t always the case, as we’ll discuss below). But is it really a benefit for the company if their roofers are distracted by football games while they work? Let’s discuss this further.
Working with distractions on a rooftop is not safe. But this roofing Victoria BC company takes safety very seriously and although all the harnesses are in place, they find it distracting every time the fans in the audience cheer during every goal scored. It takes a lot of willpower to not look when people are cheering at something, but it becomes a bit easier when you’re working a dangerous job on the roof of a three-story building. The roofers were instructed not to be distracted by the football game, and it’s a good thing they took safety as their first concern because all danger was avoided by restricting the time they watched the game to water breaks and lunchtime. Nonetheless, it cannot be denied how entertaining it was to provide roofing services right above an exciting football game.
Roofers get to see a lot when they’re working because they’re so high up in the air. They see things others never get to see. For instance, from their vantage point of residential rooftops, they were able to pinpoint all the moss outgrowths on the football field and they were brought to the city’s attention. Moss grows extensively on Vancouver Island where these roofers operate and provide their various services. Such services includes roof repair, metal roofing, roof replacement, etc. That is the extension of what a roofing contractor can do. As professionals, however, it is not condoned for them to be distracted by the events in the neighborhoods they work in. Therefore, these football games were a great challenge to overcome and the roofers learned a lot about themselves as they were able to avoid the temptation to watch the entertainment while working.
This story is a testament to professionalism in the construction industry. It reminds us that distractions are everywhere, and for construction workers like roofers these distractions can be dangerous, especially if they are as exciting as a football game. Other examples of things that distract roofers are swimming pool parties, garage sales, barking dogs and ice cream trucks. A life time of roofing therefore trains the mind and the inner discipline of the worker. When there’s so much to look at, like beautiful landscapes in the distance, it takes a lot of attention to stay focused on the job at hand. That’s why were very proud of this roofing company and what they achieved. We hope this is a lesson other young people entering the roofing industry can learn from.