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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 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 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

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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. 

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 Escondido roofing professionals
Yesenia C.
Baja Roofing has made my roof transformation stress free and straight forward. Im very happy I chose them my roof looks GREAT!
Baja RoofingBaja Roofing
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
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
Kami G.
Roof repair was completed the same day.
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Manuel M.
He did a great job , on my roof, awesome job!
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Ashley V.
Osuna Roofing was very responsive, friendly and provided a very competitive quote quickly!
Osuna's Roofing ProsOsuna's Roofing Pros
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
Brian F.
Excellent work! Highly recommend to get your roof fix right the first time
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Steve O.
Roof and gutter repairs done right. Very professional and punctual. Would hire again!
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
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.
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!
J Custom construction general contractingJ Custom construction general contracting
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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