Every time you look at a house, a church, or other types of buildings you see the exterior cladding called siding. Where the roof hangs down past the walls, this is called soffit and fascia all of which can be made out of cedar, vinyl, aluminum, or fiber cement. Siders measure, saw, level, and install all types of siding and soffit materials.
Anyone can make a good living as a union siding carpenter. You have to be willing to work hard, be dependable, and know how to use siding tools. Tools that you may use are a hammer, circular saw, level, utility knife, and tape measure just to name a few. Safely using equipment such as ladders, pump jacks and scaffolds. An easy way to learn would be to get into the Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program where you can earn as you learn. You can get a head start by studying math and having the ability to read tape measurements. You could also enroll in shop classes while in high school if your school provides them.
As a union carpenter, you will receive excellent pay and have good health insurance as well as a retirement plan. It’s comforting to know that the union is there to protect you.
For additional information on this program, please contact Local #250 at (847) 662-7421.