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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 Carlsbad roofing professionals
Pat L.
Excellent roof contractor with fair prices. Great guy with lots of experience and expertise. Thanks Thumbtack for finding us a top notch roofing contractor.
John J. Griffin Roofing ContractorJohn J. Griffin Roofing Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
No Limit Roofing responded next day to both my request for a bid and scheduled service when I contacted them. Wow. They did a nice job on our flat roof.
No Limit RoofingNo Limit Roofing
Mat M.
Matt and his family team were fantastic. I highly recommend hiring him for a project. Especially just to check your roof. We had a lot of things going on that we didn’t know and he helped us get all that fixed. Roof is good to go! Thanks again.
VetWorxVetWorx
Gary M.
Antonio arrived on time for our appointment. Diagnosed my roof leak problem and fixed on the spot. 99.9% sure problem is gone but won't know for sure until next heavy rain storm. (Truthfully, I think my roof is OK again). I think Antonio is on the level and I would use his services again. Thanks Antonio!
A.G. RoofingA.G. Roofing
Elaine C.
John Griffin did a thorough inspection of our roof, showed photos of what he'd discovered, and repaired all issues beautifully, promptly, and at a reasonable cost.
John J. Griffin Roofing ContractorJohn J. Griffin Roofing Contractor
Charlott I.
George did more than great job on our roof. I would highly recommend him and will def use him again for my next project.
George McLeod Roof RepairsGeorge McLeod Roof Repairs
Seth C.
Erik was very professional, responsive, and prompt. We discussed different aspects of the job and he was very straightforward. My roof repair was just completed, so hopefully the work will stand the test of time. But in the short run, Erik provided excellent customer service at a fair price.
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Below is the complete conversation between Erik Havens of Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc. and myself on Friday 10/2/15... Erik Havens Good Morning Dennis, My name is Erik Havens with Advanced RoofLeak Solutions. A full service Professional Roofing Contractor in San Diego. We offer competitive pricing as well as Free Estimates. Each Project Before and After photos are Provided. I would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with a Proposal for the roofing work you inquired about. Will beat any written estimate! Get your roofing work done right first time! 24/7 Service Thank You and Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day! (619) 799-9342 3 days ago Dennis A. Alright, when would you like to come by for a look see and estimate? I live in Carlsbad near the Agua Hedionda Lagoon 3 days ago Erik Havens I will need actual address to help scheduling sir? Thank You Erik Havens 3 days ago Dennis A. 17** Calavo Ct Carlsbad 92008 This is the last I heard from Mr. Eric Havens. For what ever reason I don't think he cared for my initial answer back stating I lived in Carlsbad and asking when he could come by for an estimate. When I didn't disclose my address in the reply, I got a rather snippy response saying " I will need actual address to help scheduling sir"? . Even though his response seemed a bit odd to me at the time, I sent my address anyway thinking maybe I'm reading too much in to it. Looks like my intuition was right because Mr. Havens never replied back and that's pretty stupid if you ask me, regardless of his reason.
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
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