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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 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 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

Contact the best roofers near you to get started on your roofing project today.

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 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.

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.

How can I find out if a roofer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a roofer is an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by visiting your state or city’s government website. Local governments are providing up-to-date information for residents during this time.

A national guideline is available on CISA’s website, Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page addresses 16 different categories of essential infrastructure sectors, but note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  

Reviews for Baldwin Park roofing professionals
Nabil W.
In March 2020 I had a roof leak, so I contacted two roofing companies considering either repair or re-roof my 26 years old roof to come for estimate. The first company scheduled me for a technician to come over for estimate 10 days later. When I contacted the second company / Economy Roofing & Construction (Art Gaxiola operation manager for the Rancho Cucamonga, CA office) he responded the same day and came to my home next day (Saturday morning). First company technician went over the roof not measuring anything and send my estimate via email not mentioning what type of shingles he will be installing or show me any materials VS the second company, Art G. has measured all the sections of the roof, brought samples of the shingles which his workers are certified from the factory to install, showed me all the Owens Corning Cool shingles advantages such as; true nail technology, triple layer protection for certain areas of the roof, true bond sealant and the ventilation system installed along the ridge line and the Energy Star heat reflective porcelain granules component in the shingles. His estimate including replacing my old plastic rain gutter with metal one was competitive and reasonable. All their work was approved by City inspector for safety and proper installation. Art was constantly texting and calling me for updates when needed. He stopped by, several time a day to monitor work progress. Workers are well selected, diligent, skilled, working about 10 hours a day, very neat, very meticulous in cleaning at the end of every work-day, sweeping debris, blowing dust and magnet picking all nails and metal objects. I am very pleased with the outcome. I highly commend Economy Roofing for their quality work, reputable products and exceptional demeanor, starting from Art to all the hard working team. I am strongly recommend them to do any roofing work. If you choose them, your are in good hands!
Economy Roofing and ConstructionEconomy Roofing and Construction
Charles L.
I own a commercial property and with recent rains, two tenants reported leaks. It was imperative that we get the repairs undertaken quickly and professionally. Tal at Alpha One got back to me immediately when I asked for an estimate. We couldn't afford a full roof replacement, which was the initial recommendation, so Tal provided a second estimate to provide an overhaul of the existing roof, focusing on the areas with leaks, but also ensuring that the rest of the roof would stand up to the upcoming rain season. We were also able to negotiate a non-standard warranty (up to 2 visits in the next 12 months for any leaks). What was impressive was Tal's responsiveness on this project - he followed up multiple times a day leading up to the contract, and then got people in on the weekend to undertake the roof repair. He got it finished on a Saturday and Sunday. While we'll need to see if the repair holds (we won't be able to confirm until it rains again), Tal/Alpha One's warranty provided the peace of mind to move forward with the project. I'm considering Alpha One for some other roof and installation projects given the positive experience I had with them on this run.
Alpha One Construction IncAlpha One Construction Inc
Jon l.
I really don't know how this roofer, Berry gets his 5-star reviews. This is the worst roofer ever. He will do the bait and switch in front of your face. He quoted me $750 to installed a roof hatch. He then asked me to go buy a roof hatch. After this he decided to charge me $1500 because he needed a new ladder to do the job. He wanted me to pay him additional $750 for it. Just unbelievable and how outrageous is this. He unilateral jacked up the fee after I had purchased the hatch. His workers came over way too late and it was 5 PM and they didn't have the necessary equipment to do the job so they said they would do it the following day. Long story short, the deal is off. Avoid this guy at all costs.
Atlas RoofingAtlas Roofing
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