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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. 

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 lifespans for different materials: 

Roofing material Lifespan
Asphalt 20 years
Metal 40-80 years
Copper 70 years
Clay/Concrete 100+ years
Slate 60-250 years
Simulated Slate 10-35 years

Source: InterNACHI

There are a variety of roofing materials available and appropriate for residential applications. When choosing roofing materials, it's essential to consider the look you want, your budget and the climate in your area. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials because they are affordable and relatively easy to install. They come in various colors and styles designed to last decades if properly maintained. Asphalt shingle roofs also have a higher fire resistance than other roofing materials (like wood shakes), making them an ideal choice for homes in areas prone to wildfires or other natural disasters. 

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer superior durability, fire-resistance and energy efficiency compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They are available in various colors and styles, making them a good option if you want more customization options. Metal roofs also require less maintenance than other types of roofing materials. 

Tile roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long-term durability and multiple style options. Tile roofs can have great longevity with proper maintenance, making them an ideal choice for those who don’t want to replace their roof too often. Tile roofs typically cost more than asphalt shingle or metal roofs, so if budget is an issue, this might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that tile roofs are often made out of clay or concrete — both of which are durable.

Slate roofs are known for lasting a lifetime, which means you probably won't have to replace this type of roof. Slate is durable, a curb-appeal booster and a favorite among homeowners. Just keep in mind it can get a bit pricey.

No matter which type of material you choose, make sure that you hire a top-rated professional who knows how to properly install your home's new roof. Search Thumbtack for roofing contractors and companies in your area today.

Related: Buying guide: How to choose the best roof shingles.

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.

What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

How much does it cost for a metal roof?

Metal roofing installation is an attractive option thanks to metal’s long lifespan, hardiness and fire-retardant properties. Nationally, the average cost for metal roofing installation ranges from $6,000 to $20,000.There are different types of metal roofs, each with their own installation needs and materials costs. Roof size also affects your metal roofing installation costs, as do regional labor rates. Roof size is measured in squares; one square equals 100 square feet. Here are some examples of the average cost for a metal roof:

  • Standard metal roof: $120-$150 per square to start, including materials and labor
    • A 30-square roof (a 3,000-square-foot roof) could cost between $3,600 and $4,500 for a typical three-bedroom home.
  • Snap-Loc metal roof: $200-$225 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $6,000-$6,750.
  • Standing seam metal roof: $300 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $9,000 or more.
  • Tuff-Rib metal roof: $250-$350 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $7,500-$10,500.
  • Mid-range metal roof package, including all accessories: $300-$500 per square.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $9,000-$15,000.
  • High-end metal roof package — such as zinc or copper — and all accessories: $1,000-$1,500 per square.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $30,000-$45,000.
Reviews for Escondido roofing professionals
Wil m.
I noticed I had a broken roof tile. Pacific Blue Roofing performed a "Roof Tune Up" for me where they inspected roof, replaced all broken tiles (they found 15 of them), sealed around all exhausts, and touched up some mortar. They arrived on time and cleaned up area before they left. Excellent job!
Pacific Blue RoofingPacific Blue Roofing
Kami G.
Roof repair was completed the same day.
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Sylvia o.
I would hire again for roof work. Excellent work done. Though it hasn't rained yet. I'm pretty confident our leaky roof has been repaired in a professional manner. Thank you, Raul for your excellent work and Ridge To Rake Roofing.
Ridge To Rake RoofingRidge To Rake Roofing
Manuel M.
He did a great job , on my roof, awesome job!
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Amy L.
Elite Roof Services did a fantastic job on our roof, especially when it came to pivoting to take care of an unexpected layer of shake shingles under the obvious (visible) roof. They finished in the estimated time, and we’re very pleasant & professional. Although I hope not to need to do this again, if I did I wouldn’t hesitate to call Elite again.
Elite Roof Services IncElite Roof Services Inc
Judd m.
Did a great job fixing my roof! No more Leaks! 👍🏻
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Ashley V.
Osuna Roofing was very responsive, friendly and provided a very competitive quote quickly!
Osuna's Roofing Pros
Steve O.
Roof and gutter repairs done right. Very professional and punctual. Would hire again!
Brian F.
Excellent work! Highly recommend to get your roof fix right the first time
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Clara C.
It was wonderful working with Fix Right Rood Repair. They helped my client with all his roofing needs and the pricing was very reasonable. We will be using Fix Right for all our clients roof repair needs in the SD area. Would definitley reccomend!
Fix Right Roof RepairFix Right Roof Repair
Joe P.
Rosendo gave me an incredible rate for re-roofing my entire home. His team was punctual, took care of all the materials and worked non stop to the get job done. Rosendo was incredibly polite and professional. I’d hire him again for any roof work.
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Bryan h.
This is the worst and least reliable roofing/paving company I’ve ever seen. The owner Matthew makes promises he doesn’t keep. Wasted my time just before a heavy rain where I really needed some help. He came out to look at my roof and committed to fixing the leak. He then didn’t show up for the scheduled appointment several days in a row, but strung me along, so I didn’t hire anybody else. I ended up in the rain on the roof repairing it myself. It turns out this guy is unlicensed, has complaints against him, and does not know what he’s doing in roofing or asphalt. Find another contractor… Working with this guy is irresponsible and dangerous.
Smart Roofing & PavingSmart Roofing & Paving
Julie E.
Erik and his crew did an excellent job installing a new TPO roof across the back of my house. He got the job done quickly and within my budget. Erik has a great positive attitude and gets 5 stars for his great customer service. I highly recommend his roofing services!
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
Stephanie K.
Great, quick roof repair. They were timely and responsive when we requested the service. Would definitely utilize their services again!
Peter P.
Matt and his team are great. I was very impressed with how responsive and prepared they were for quoting and ultimately patching our roof leak. Highly recommend their services to anyone.
Holly M.
Steve is professional and knowledgable. We had a roof leak and he was able to identify the problem quickly. He explained what needed to be done in a really articulate manner and the work was completed the next day at a reasonable price. His crew is excellent and after completing the job, they cleaned everything up, provided pics and explanation of what they did. Waiting for another rainstorm to test our repaired roof although we're pretty confident our problem been solved!!!
Box Construction, Inc.Box Construction, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was a great fit for our roof completion. Literally minutes after posting on Thumbtack Jose called us. He came out the very next day to assess the project and gave us the estimate within our small income needs. Very personable and easy to talk to. He had a great assistant and they were able to complete the job in one day. Our roof looks complete finally and we Thank Jose and assistant for their hard work and professionalism!
Jcustom construction corpJcustom construction corp
Abhishek K.
Jesus was very responsive and thorough in his work. He worked through the rain to make sure my roof leak was fixed just in time before the new storm hit. Plus he gave me a very fair price for the amount of work that he did. He also provided me a 5 year warranty for the work he has done. I would definitely recommend JPR for anyone looking to get their roof work done, you won’t be disappointed.
JPR RoofingJPR Roofing
Don D.
Rosendo did a good job, but he charged way to much for the repair. I was desperate to have it fixed because it was raining and I had a leaky roof. I would not recommend Rosendo because of his high repair price.
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Lita C.
I highly recommend VetWorx. Matt came to our property, checked and estimate the roof. He explained very well the job to be done. And finally completed and we are very happy for the job well done. Thank you Matt and to your son Zach!
Justine G.
Rosendo contacted me immediately & inspected my roof the same day. He came the following Wednesday with his helper and they made the repairs in under 4 hours. I am pleased with the quality of the work done, his professionalism and response time; I will definitely use Rosendo again and will recommend him to my family and friends.
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Thumbtack Customer
We had just purchased a townhome in a short sale and were completely gutting the inside when after painting we discovered a leak in the extra bedroom. Rain was very heavy at this time and for days after the leak was discovered. Erik was one of a few contractors that I had come out and assess the problem and give me a quote. I received many prices and Erik's was one of the lowest but not his work. He went above and beyond to assess the problem and was the only contractor to offer to place a tarp on the roof until it stopped raining and he could work on it. It wasn't a cut and dry job either it took numerous visits, at no extra cost to us, to assess the problem and Erik found the leak and sealed it beautifully. Erik is extremely polite and conscientious with excellent workmanship. I would definitely refer him to my friends and family. Thank you for doing an excellent job for us Erik!
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
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