Felt Hanger

Install rolls of untreated roofing felts on feedracks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Felt Hangers do?

Installs rolls of untreated roofing felt on feedrack and prepares roll for continuous asphalt-saturating process with aid of another worker: Inserts spindle in mandrel, pushes roll onto feedrack, and secures holding devices over spindle ends. Cuts away roll covering, using knife, threads end of felt through rollers, and splices end to end of previous roll with tape and hot iron. Inspects felt as roll unwinds and repairs defects, such as holes and tears, using tape and iron.


Should I be a Felt Hanger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Hands Hanger, Tobacco Hanger

    How to become a Felt Hanger

    Most Felt Hangers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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