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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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. 

Reviews for Berkeley roofing professionals
Vinayak N.
IB roofing did a re-roof of our house. Very reasonable price, good quality work and timely. Highly recommended.
IB roofingIB roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Geo was great. He replaced a leaking flat roof on my 90 year old house in Berkeley. We added insulation, did some structural bracing with new plywood and installed the TPO roof membrane.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Tina B.
I’m so happy with my new roof. It looks great and makes the whole house look rejuvenated. Franco’s Roofing does high quality work. Value for money, reliability and quality all get 10/10. Finally the owner, Gerardo, is a very reasonable, pleasant and straightforward person. I feel very lucky having chosen Franco’s Roofing Company for the work on my house.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
DIana B.
We sought bids from several roofers on Thumbtack, but most of them either missed their appointments or came late, completely unprepared to examine the roof or otherwise investigate our problem. Only Franco's Roofing showed up on time, ready to look at the roof. Within an hour they were showing us cellphone photos of our problem. We hired them and found them to be respectful, reliable, and skilled. Their repairs did the trick. Good guys!
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Willy L.
Israel Bustamante from IB Roofing was personable, punctual, affable and extremely attuned to my needs from the beginning. I was impressed by the quality and efficiency of their work. It was refreshing to find a company that takes such pride in the work they do and on the service they provide with such unassuming professionalism.
IB roofingIB roofing
Diane D.
Caesar and his team did a great job replacing my roof which include taking out Dutch gutters and replacing a 1930’s style wainscotting. His team was professional, safe, and finished on time. Inspected by Ciry of Berkely and all was great. I would recommend him!
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Daniel M.
We live in an older home in Berkeley, and we have lived here for 27 years, which means we have used a lot of professional help to maintain our home in that time. Franco's Roofing was by far the one of the best experiences we have had. After setting appointments with other roofers, some showed up very late or not at all, Geraldo was on time and responsive to questions about our specific job. He took photographs and analized the needs for the project. Geraldo gave us options, and actually addressed the cause of the problem. His estimate was timely and well within budget. We scheduled the work and what he thought might be a longer job was completed in a day. No debris was left and everything was put back where it belonged. Not only was the quality excellent, Geraldo added a couple of details to the job, and not necessarily small, to insure the rain run off flowed down to the downspouts. I had asked geraldo if while on the roof if he would inspect the chimney seal, when I got home the chimney seal had been replaced and new flashing installed. I did not even need to ask him to do this, nor did he ask for compensation for his extra work. I added what I hope was reasonable compensation to my payment without flinching. We will be exclusively using Franco's Roofing for any of our roofing needs, which sadly there are more. But at least I do not have to retrace my tracks trying to find a quality professional, Geraldo is the man.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Patrice B.
Franco came, climbed up on the roof and found a solution for our problem within 30 minutes. He arrived with his crew on time and did the job smoothly and without any issues what so ever. After he cleaned up the area it looked cleaner then before he arrived.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
David H.
Great experience. We had a roof leak. Team came out same day and tarped it, got to work a couple days later. When there was more work than expected, they let us know early, gave us a fair price to take care of the expanded scope and worked late into the night to finish it on time. Would certainly use again.
Jr Roofing & Gutter service incJr Roofing & Gutter service inc
Boots W.
I interviewed 8-10 roofers before choosing IB Roofing. Israel is on it - professional, detailed, and cares about his work. His team arrived on time and got done very quick. Only time will tell how well they have sealed everything, but judging on our walkthrough and their work, I think I’ll be having a well insulated rainy season!
IB roofingIB roofing
Sandro O.
I don't have enough good things to say about Gerardo. First off: he is responsive when no other roofers were willing to get back to me. Second: when he came to the house, he actually claimed up on the roof to take a look while others simply told me it all needed to be replaced and gave me high quote. Third: his work is of extremely high quality and his years of experience are evident. and Last: The value for the money is superb. He quoted me lower than others, was very thorough in explaining where the costs were going to be more than expected, and finished up the job on time. Will be calling him again before the next season of rain for additional maintenance.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
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