Replacing weather-worn roof tiles



“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan W. Watts

In the main photo Anthony waits at the top of the ladder while fellow worker Taylor transports essential tiling material up to the job site on a ladder. The four man team are harnessed with safety lines, skilled workers and team mates who cover one another’s back on the ground and high up in the air.

Editorial Notation

This is the first in a three-part series of articles highlighting the efforts, skill and many hazards that this four-man repair team routinely face in their daily tasks.


The spring is the time of the year when many folks work on their gardens, mow the lawn, remove dead brush and bramble from their yards and of course seriously consider home renovations.

The men highlighted in the photos above are engaged in the roof repair industry. They are currently contracted by rental property managers to repair and upgrade aging roof tiles on apartment complexes and condominium roof tops.

Anthony, Brandon, Kyle and Taylor are part of a seasoned roof repair team and the subject of my article. They are friendly, professional, competent and confident at their trade.

The weather plays a major role in the amount of work they can cover in a work day. Yesterday it was raining. Today it is overcast but the work crew was on the site at 7:30 a.m.preparing themselves for a days work.

The purpose of these articles is to help you the reader get a bird’s-eye view and appreciation for the men doing the work.

Today offers a brief and brief general introduction to two members of the work crew Anthony and Taylor.


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