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Q & A

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 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 Concord roofing professionals
Anderson Y.
My wife and I hired Geo and his team for roof replacement. He has a large team led by him and his dad who has tons of roof
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Olivia S.
Would recommend Bay Valley Contractors for roofing projects. Consultants and crew were professional, punctual, and cleaned up all debris after the project. I had a GAF roofing system installed on a small ranch house and the time frame was 2 days.
Bay Valley ContractorsBay Valley Contractors
Donald C.
Worker were able to fit me in their busy schedule to install missing roof tile.
sdgutter services and roof repair .sdgutter services and roof repair .
Brandon J.
I’d highly recommend Reco Roofing for any of your roofing needs. They were responsive, punctual, and very efficient from first contact to job completion. They were very helpful in flagging areas that needed to be addressed and explained everything thoroughly. I’m completely happy with the work!
Reco Roofing incReco Roofing inc
Richard P.
Mel came out to diagnose a roof leak. His diagnosis was that it was likely condensation not a leak and so not within his domain. His explanations were well reasoned and clearly expressed. I very much appreciate his clarity of diagnosis, his honesty, and his professionalism. When we do have roof work, I will go to Mel first.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Melissa W.
I appreciated that we got lots of help even though they ended up not moving further than an estimate due to the nature of the work; it was something our solar company needs to fix. They took the time to look at the whole roof and make recommendations on what the solar company should do to fix the issue so it won’t cause issues in the future. I would certainly call Premier should we have roofing needs in the future.
Premier Roofing and WaterproofingPremier Roofing and Waterproofing
Renee D.
Michael and his crew did a fantastic job on the roof replacement and new gutters. They were punctual, cleaned up after their work and provide good customer service. Thank you for your services.
Sonny roofingSonny roofing
Robert C.
Where to start!? I solicited 5 estimates before deciding to work with Mel. Not only was Mel’s pricing fair but he was also by far the best to work with. He was very responsive (at any hour), had an easy process, kept the project on schedule, and kept me informed every step of the way. Mel was also very knowledgeable on the roofing materials and process required for my particular roof (I went from tar and gravel to composite shingle). I’d definitely work with Mel again! Thanks for everything!
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
From start to finish I couldn't have been more impressed. So efficient, all promises kept, everything on time, job finished ahead of schedule. Completely trustworthy. And the roof looks great. Thanks.
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Ann p.
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
Joelle h.
Miguel and his father came over to give me a price for a flat roof install on my carport. First impression was what a wonderful father and son to meet. They discussed the options I had in regards to roofing material and the best way to go about it and also discuss how things could and could not work. On the day of install they were here first thing in the morning and worked very hard to complete the job the same day. We were so impressed with the work that they are giving me a quote for gutters as well as a quote for a carport repair at my parents house as well. Highly recommend this family business. You will not be disappointed.
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
William B.
If there were more stars I would mark them all. These guys are amazing. Mel works right along side his crew and when further into the job, the crew works quickly and diligently without supervision. They even clean up everyday (I was waiting to clean yard till roof done. They did it for me). Trustworthy, honest, hardworking people. They go the extra mile and really do do it with a smile! Thank you Mel!
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
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