I jumped up on my first roof when I was 14-years-old. It was a 4/12 pitch and I became the tear-off king! it was so exciting for me because I was making $7 an hour when the minimum wage was $2.65. By the end of that summer, I was hand nailing 3-tab shingles one at a time. My goodness, how things have changed! Roofing has come a long way since my first experience with it.