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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

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.

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. 

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for roof installation, replacement or repair?

Digital payment platforms are common among roofers, roof repair companies and other services. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely cause more service providers to adopt platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Square Cash, Venmo and others instead of cash or check to decrease the risk of transmission.

You can typically find out whether roofers accept digital payments on their online profiles, and you should confirm this information with them during a consultation call.

Reviews for Bay Area roofing professionals
Patrick S.
Sonny's crew did great work on a difficult roofing job; removing and replacing a roof deck over a my ancient roof that needed to be redone. He kept me updated on progress and my tenants were happy with the experience.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
Jonathan D.
After experencing a sudden and significant roof leak, Sonny Roofing was able to replace my roof on short notice at a competitive price. His team even worked all day on Christmas Eve to make sure my house stayed dry.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
Helene W.
Replacing a roof is major project with serious expenses. I recommend anyone considering a similar project to seek out G.T. Roofing. From start to finish G.T. Roofing met and exceeded my expectations. I met with G.T. Roofing just two times to inspect the job site and discuss the details of the work. A few email exchanges later, a written contract was delivered and the project was a go. The whole process was painless. Once the job was scheduled a crew came early on a Saturday morning, tore out the old roof, cut out new attic vents and laid down a new roof system. The new gutters tied the entire roof system to the house and looks like decorative molding. Since the installation in mid -October, my new roof system has already been tested by rain, wind and record temperatures. It performed so much better than my old roof. My roof design is aesthetically perfect and the circulation and moisture inside the house has greatly improved. When the crew first arrived I knew they would be prepared and organized. G.T. Roofing has the knowledge, the means, and the skills to design and complete a project to my specifications. I don’t doubt they can handle even larger residential and commercial projects with the same professional level of execution. If you care about your home, you want a contractor who cares just as much. I am thrilled with the work by G.T. Roofing!
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Marina R.
Sonny’s team did a great job fixing our leaky roof. His team was diligent and also helped fix the ceiling under the roof. Great work.
Sonny roofingSonny roofing
Jonathan D.
MAG Roofing was able to come out on short notice on a Saturday and help diagnose a serious leak with my roof and prevent further damage. They promptly prepared a professional bid for a replacement roof. Ultimately I went with another bid but I really appreciated the work MAG did to help address an urgent issue.
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
Paul T.
Great experience from beginning to end! - From photos of my roof and gutters BEFORE and then photos AFTER gutters are cleared/cleaned and roof repairs. Would highly recommend. Thanks, Jose.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Tom K.
Jose and his crew completed a full replacement of our flat roof and all new sheet metal. I would highly recommend Jose for any roofing project. Great job, pleasure working with you.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Ted M.
Geo is a gentleman, and he and his team quickly replaced our roof, doing a total tear-off of our old roof in the process. He sent me pictures with progress each day and did a final walk around the roof with me where he also noted other pieces of siding work I should prioritize before winter rainy season.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
We hired G.T.Roofing to do a roofing replacement for the mechanical pad where our boiler sits. They discovered that the prior roofing had been installed without underlayment on the joists. Geo came up with an excellent solution and the results are great.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
From the moment that I sent my request into Thumbtack for assistance in finding a roofer the process has gone without a hitch. Geo of GT Roofing responded immediately to my concerns. We arranged a time for him to come over and give me a quote. He was very patient as I asked him a zillion questions on the process. I was so impressed with his professionalism that I did not even bother getting my normal 3 quotes. From throughout the process from start to finish Geo / GT Roofing was unbelievable. I am actually going to miss having he and his workers around. They were a Godsend. I will recommend GT Roofing to anyone that I know looking for either a new roof or maintenance. Thanks Thumbtack and GT Roofing. Money well spent.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Evelyn S.
Miguel and his crew were very nice, professional, responsive and efficient! They are a family business and always stress that they want the quality of their work to be the same as if they’re working on their own homes or their family members. They frequently sent pics as the job progressed so we knew exactly what they were doing on the roof. They replaced the actual roof, vents, coverings, etc (don’t know the correct terminology), but our roof looks great, clean and we are secure in knowing that there will be no more leaks in this upcoming rainy season. Happy with the job a d highly recommend MAG!
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was very responsive and was the first person to come and see my roof on short notice. He correctly diagnosed the problem and gave me a great price. He showed up on time and did the repairs including a few extra ones he found and didn't charge me. I'll use him again for sure if I have any roof issues.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Jennifer S.
Mr. Ortega and his team were responsive. They diagnosed the issue with the roof and the repair comes with a 12-month warranty. Great service and thorough in their work.
AA Ortega ConstructionAA Ortega Construction
Peter K.
I had my asphalt shingles roof replaced. This was probably the best experience I have had with a contractor. Sonny responded to me immediately, gave me a very reasonable estimate without trying to overcharge. His employees were here on time, worked very hard and in a few days they replaced my roof. Excellent quality, professionalism, and value - I recommend this company to everyone.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
Garrett G.
Sonny took care of replacing my patio roof that had been damaged by a fallen tree branch. He was easy to communicate with and the result turned out great!
Sonny roofingSonny roofing
Cathy Z.
Gerardo and Antonio were easy to work with. We had part of the roof redone and all the drip guards refastened, and the gutter seams sealed and they did a good job.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Karen U.
He is very reasonably priced and did the job quickly and thoroughly. It is difficult for me to assess his work on my roof but it looked fine and I got a warranty, time will tell.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
George I.
First impression is punctual and professional. We are still in the early stages with a bid for roof maintenance on our property in San Francisco. I made an appointment with Sunny to come at 9:30 am on a Saturday morning to inspect our roof. At 9:30am sharp he rang the bell. He had arrived 30 minutes earlier and had already done a detailed inspection with a drone. At 9:30 we quickly discussed a proposal and agreed to get a written bid. Sunny was cordial, professional and knowledgable.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
Alex G.
Sonny had a quick estimate, answered all my questions and got the whole roof done in just 3 days. Sonny replaced my roof and down spout 2 months ago. The first rain we had, my brand new down spout leaked directly onto my driveway. I sent him a video of the leak 1 month ago asking for it to be replaced. After 1 month and contacting him 7 times, nothing has been done the fix the down spout.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
Ann d.
After our initial meet-up, I was able to take care of all communication by email. I'm told my neighbor was so impressed with his work that he wants to hire G.T. Roofing also.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Ubaldo was prompt, responsive, and thorough in repairing my leak. He very clearly described every aspect of the problem and proposed solutions at each step of the way. The work is clean and excellent. I highly recommend Aguilar Roofing.
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Amanda B.
I had a great experience working with Sonny's Roofing. I needed two downspouts replaced and he offered a fair price and had the work completed within a matter of days. I would definitely hire him again!
Sonny roofingSonny roofing
Eric Y.
Miguel was a pleasure to work with on my parents roof, gutters and downspouts. The roof was 42 years old tile/shingle and past it's life expectancy. It all started with an impressive, and detailed quote that included aerial/satellite measurements as well as drone photos. He provided me real time photos and I felt like I was up on the roof with him and the crew every step of the way. Miguel took the time to explain things to me when I asked a bunch of questions. (I'm an engineer and I like to know how things work), told me if I really needed to fix something or if it was something that was minor/cosmetic. The whole process was easy to follow, detailed and finished quickly right before the rain. Miguel accepted a variety of payments through his electronic invoicing system. I would definitely recommend Miguel again and plan to use him on other properties in the future.
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
Charles b.
Mike is a very knowledgeable Roofing Contractor whom refuses to to cut corners. He pays attention to details, He’s also forthcoming with his approach to give you his best. I look forward to working with Mikes professionals and many years of experience in the construction industry.
Mikes Roofing and RepairsMikes Roofing and Repairs
Edwin O.
The British Handyman is an excellent problem solver who fixed a few roofing issues I had. He is efficient, does things the right way, and has a wide range of skills for diagnosing problems holistically. I would definitely hire Simon again for other projects.
The British HandymanThe British Handyman
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