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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is it worth it to hire a roofer?

There are several reasons why it’s worth it to hire a professional roofer instead of attempting it yourself. The first is safety. Roofing is inherently dangerous, as a fall from a roof could seriously injure or kill you. Roofers have specialized equipment and training to help prevent accidents.  

Next is experience. Roofers know how to spot problems (leaks, missing shingles, moss or mold growth, etc.)  in your roof that could potentially save you from costly repairs down the road. 

And finally, roofers save you time by getting the job done quickly and with a high degree of quality.

How do I choose the best roofing contractor?

Choosing a roofer starts by reading reviews online. Compare customer ratings of roofing contractors and companies to identify pros with a good track record of craftsmanship and customer relations. Some reviews may also have photos of completed roofing jobs.

Many states require a license for someone to do roofing work, so make sure the companies you’re considered are licensed. Also, look for contractors and companies with several years of experience. 

Before you make your final choice, contact several roofers near you to get free estimates and quotes. Ultimately, choose the roofer that will do high-quality work for a reasonable price. 

What is the best roofing material?

The best roofing material for your home will depend on your budget and what you’re looking for. If you want a roof that has longevity, consider the following: 

Asphalt Roof

Lasts 20 years

$5 per square foot

Metal Roof

Last 50 years

$10-$18 per square foot 

Clay Roof

Last a lifetime

$15-$20 per square foot (for terracotta)

$20 per square foot (for Spanish clay tile)

Concrete Roof

Last a lifetime

$10 per square foot

Slate Roof

Last a lifetime

$10-$75 per square foot

Sources: The Spruce, NAHB

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Does homeowners insurance cover roof replacement?

Homeowners insurance generally covers roof replacement if the roof is damaged by a natural disaster or a sudden accident, according to Investopedia. However, insurance companies often won’t cover roof replacement costs if the roof is older than 20 years. Read your insurance policy to find out what types of roof repairs or damages are covered.

How do you know when you need a new roof?

Some of the signs that indicate you need a new roof include cupping, warping and peeling asphalt shingles, as well as cracks on certain shingles. Other warning signs may include:

  • Leakage
  • Exposed nails 
  • Missing granules
  • Droopy, sagging roof
  • Moss, mold or fungi growth 

A metal roof may need to be replaced when it grows rusty and begins leaking. Tile roofs made of clay, slate or concrete need repairs when cracked. Cleaning and inspecting the roof regularly can help prevent major damage from occurring. 

Contact the best roofers near you to inspect, repair or replace your roof.

Do you tip roofers?

It’s not customary or required to tip roofers. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t tip, but it is generally not expected. If you do decide to tip, you can give the tip to the foreman or distribute it yourself. 

Another idea to show your appreciation is to surprise the crew with coffee, water, snacks, breakfast or lunch when they arrive at the worksite. 

How long does a roof last?

A roof’s lifespan depends on two major factors: the material and how well the roof was installed. Assuming that the roof is installed properly, here’s how long different roofing materials should last:

  • Asphalt shingle roof: 20 years
  • Metal roof: 50 years
  • Slate roof: 100+ years (lifetime)
  • Clay roof: Lifetime
  • Concrete roof: Lifetime
  • Copper roof: Lifetime

Contact the best roofers near you to get free estimates and start planning your roofing project today.

Does a roofer need to enter my home?

Generally, a roofer will likely not need to enter your home. The bulk of the work takes place on and around the edges of the roof, where roofing material meets either dormer walls or other structures. So, there is usually no need for person-to-person contact. However, there might be some cases where a roofer needs to enter your home, perhaps to inspect damage or access electrical outlets.

You can take care of any consultation calls using video chats, photos and emails, and payment should take place on virtual platforms. Put together a strategy with any local roofing professionals you contact.

Do roofers offer remote or virtual services?

To find out the degree to which a roofing service can operate remotely, it’s best to contact local roofers and roofing repair specialists near you.

See if they will schedule a video call so that you can show them the project and get an idea of the cost. This will also allow them to give you recommendations on the type of roofing material, and the best time of year to do the project. You might also be able to book a roof installation or repair service far out in advance.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a roofer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Because social distancing is important during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s recommended that you message roofers after narrowing down your choices through an online search of local roofers near you.

Ask if the roofer is willing to conduct an assessment via video chat rather than a traditional site inspection. Additionally, strategize on what other steps you can collectively take to make sure you’re following guidelines on social distancing during this time, including conducting a virtual payment.

Reviews for Oro Valley roofing professionals
Carolyn R.
They sent me an estimate for full roof replacement without coming to my home. I had asked for roof repair.
Tucson Affordable RoofingTucson Affordable Roofing
Bill R.
My Spanish tile roof was leaking bad and Rock Roofing was polite, courteous and found the problem immediately. They are fair priced and arrived on time and completed a half roof in a couple of days with high quality materials. I've waited to post this review to see if the roof leaked at all but not a drop after the entire monsoon season. These guys are the real deal
Tucson Affordable RoofingTucson Affordable Roofing
Troy W.
EJ Roofing were the first to respond for giving me an estimate for my needed roof repair. I also liked the fact that they are licensed and bonded, but the thing that satisfied me the most was the wording in the contract with them if the roof were to leak again; they gave me a year contract protecting me from any leak which could arise within the same area of the roof. I found roofing repairs costly for the amount of time it took to repair the roof, and with the small cost in supplies but I didn't mind the cost as long as I'm covered in the unlikely possibility of another leak. furthermore, I felt very comfortable working with everyone at EJ Roofing, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Andrew P.
Great work on my roof!!
SunZona SolarSunZona Solar
George G.
I have hired Ricardo to do 2 roofs for me; he will start one roof next Friday and then he will do another roof for me next month. I will update my post as needed. He has superior customer service skills!
Improved  Roofing of  AZImproved Roofing of AZ
Thumbtack Customer
Roof repair gone awesome! EJ Roofing was one of the best repair experiences I've ever had. I can buy day though good things about them. Fast, top-notch customer service, etc! These guys are who you want working on your roof!
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Ricardo is very professional and so knowledgeable about roof repair. He is the guy I’m calling when family and friends need help with roof repair and/ or maintenance.
Improved  Roofing of  AZImproved Roofing of AZ
Lisa O.
With the monsoon season Tucson had all roofing companies were booked solid! Rock roofing came through and did a great job. I did have to wait but it was a waiting game no matter which roofer you called. I chose Rock Roofing and glad I did-
Tucson Affordable RoofingTucson Affordable Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Pro Star to take on the challenge of replacing my roof. My experiance with Octavio and his crew was amazing. Octavio and his associates performed an in depth evaluation on what, exactly, needed to be done to fix my roof. Octavio found problems with my roof no other roofing company had mentioned, and these were real reasons, not someone trying to scam me. Pro Star was extremely professional, patient, and wholly committed to bringing in the exact talent to fix my roof as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Octavio stayed within the agreed price and completion parameters. I could go on, but I will just say this. If you need any service on your roof, you should call Pro Star for the best experience possible, and high quality work.
ProStar Construction, LLCProStar Construction, LLC
Gregg P.
Anyone living within the Tucson area is aware of the severe weather we experienced this past Monsoon system. As a result, my roof became severely damaged and was in need of repair. I contacted 7 different roofing contractors requesting an estimate on my damaged roof. Out of the entire 7 only 1 returned my request for a quote immediately and with complete professionalism. That was Dave Campbell with Rock Roofing. Further, they were very punctual providing the cost information necessary for all repairs needed and an estimated time of completion. Thus far they have stayed in close contact with me making sure I am happy with the results thus far. I couldn’t recommend a more outstanding roofing contractor than Rock Roofing! I know you will not be disappointed!
Tucson Affordable RoofingTucson Affordable Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
My roof was in bad shape. It leaked in multiple places. My experience with EJ Roofing was very positive from beginning to end. He diagnosed what needed to be done, point by point, and completed everything within 48 hours, as promised, at a very fair price, and without ever trying to sell me a new roof. Now, I have a sealed, highly reflective roof with a two-year guarantee. Great job! Now, I can face the monsoon with confidence.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Beginning with the estimate, they did roof inspection explained detailed services for a new shingle roof. Started and completed work on schedule, they answered all questions thoroughly. Walked me through the last step to complete the job. Cleaned up nicely! E. J roofing communicated promptly and professionally by email and phone.... Would recommend to all.....
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
David C.
Jesus at Rock Roofing did a great job responding to our questions and concerns and making us feel comfortable with the process of fixing our roof. Pricing was also fair and reasonable. highly recommend these guys!
Tucson Affordable RoofingTucson Affordable Roofing
Eunice F.
A Mountain Roofing did an amazing job. Very professional and clean.
A Mountain Roofing LlcA Mountain Roofing Llc
Edwina C.
E J Roofing's prices are very reasonable. They are prompt to respond to any questions or concerns you have. E J Roofing was able to begin re-roofing my house within a few days of signing the contract. The workman showed up as scheduled and the project was completed on time. It is truly refreshing to have a contractor who shows up on time and finishes on time!
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Dinah J.
We couldn't be happier with Improved Roofing. They did a thorough job repairing, patching and coating our roof. They wore masks the whole time, were courteous, and timely. Highly recommended; glad we read and trusted the Thumbtack reviews!
Improved  Roofing of  AZImproved Roofing of AZ
Tif B.
Had a roofing estimate on December 22. The representative was timely and fast. Called on the 23rd, was told an estimate would be sent by the end of day. No contact afterwards, no estimate ever came by email or paper. Had roofing repairs done by another company.
Tucson Affordable RoofingTucson Affordable Roofing
Richard W.
When we had a significant roof leak which caused the ceiling drywall in our bathroom to come down, I contacted several roofers. Emilio came over on a Saturday, inspected both the roof and the bathroom and gave us a very fair quote. His crew showed up as he said that they would and worked quickly and solved our problem. Emilio fixed and repainted the bathroom ceiling so well that you can’t tell that there was ever a problem. His roofing crew did a great job and thoroughly cleaned up. I highly recommend EJ Roofing.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service! I hired this company to redo my roof. the roof is a hot-mopped roofing system on my house. They made sure i was always aware of what was going on through the process and if anything needed to be replaced they would ask for before doing it. the crew were very hard workers, respectful and professionals. everything was done on schedule from start to finish. i would be more than happy to recommend them to other people.
ProStar Construction, LLCProStar Construction, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
EJ Roofing was great to work with. Yaritza is incredibly professional and helpful. Additionally, Emanuel and the roofing team did some additional repairs and clean-up to make sure that I was satisfied with their work. I appreciate that they were easy to get a hold of, quick to schedule and very professional.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job repairing the roof. They were fast and had everything done in timely manner.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Maria H.
I requested three quotes and all three contractors described in detail what was needed to get my roof done. Quotes were closed in price but chose Improved Roofing of AZ because Mr. Flores was the only one who took the time to speak with me and explain how he was addressing the problem areas (took photos of the sections in need of repairs) and recommendations for maintaining the roof in good shape. I will use this contractor for any future needs and highly recommend him.
Improved  Roofing of  AZImproved Roofing of AZ
Thumbtack Customer
Removed and replaced an existing clay tile roof and repaired a portion of the parapet stucco tops with a rubberized coating.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
Jason B.
Bruce did an excellent job on roof and kept me informed as the job went along. Will definitely recommend.
Deborah D.
Awesome job. They were great at working with our schedule. They were quick and efficient , affordable and the roof looks amazing.
EJ RoofingEJ Roofing
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