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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. 

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.

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.

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.  

Reviews for Fremont roofing professionals
Helen M.
Cesar Lozano repaired my flat roof very well. I recommend him to whoever needs roof service.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Shankar P.
Cesar and his team did a great job replacing very old roof with new one. He is very professional and responsive. He addressed all my concerns about roof and finished the work quickly than expected. He delivered good quality of work. I highly recommend him to my friends or anyone who need roof work.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Velayutham S.
Very professional and friendly. Did a great job fixing my roof issues.
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
Kamlesh M.
Thomas responded quickly and visited our home and inspected the roof. It was an emergency kind of situation and he immediately fixed the issue. I would definitely recommend Thomas for any kind of roof work. Thank you again Thomas / RoofTech !!
Roof TechRoof Tech
J.E. D.
Their "cool metal roof" components/system meet (upcoming 2019) CA Title 24 requirements.
Westshore Roofing, Inc.Westshore Roofing, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt. Our roof was leaking and we contacted him. He came in the next day and fixed it.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Renjie X.
replaced partial of my roof, great work, will definitely hire to do the rest when we are ready
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Alan B.
Great experience, did a well manage job to fix my leaky roof. Definitely would refer!
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Sara S.
Very nice job repairing our roof. Will ask him to help us with some other jobs in the future!
sdgutter services and roof repair .sdgutter services and roof repair .
Katie K.
I called Israel at Artistry Roofing Services after another roofer had done a botched job on my roof. He gave me an appointment within minutes of posting the job, showed up the same day and provided the detailed assessment of what needed to be done to remedy the issue and fix the leak once in for all. They took two diligent days to work on the roof and guaranteed the work, offered to water test since it didn’t rain but waited until the first good rain to be paid fully. He was very responsive to all my question via text or call. Always punctual and professional. Highly recommend his team to anyone who needs roofing repaired no matter what the issue.
Artistry Roofing ServicesArtistry Roofing Services
David H.
Daniel was excellent in repairing my roof. He responded within 5 minutes of my posting. He came over within 20 minutes and was working on my roof within 24 hours. He was punctual and finished the job within 4 hours as he estimated. Daniel was professional, honest and punctual. Highly recommended!
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and prompted with there work. Always available for questions and concerns. Geo provided temporary cover in between a stormy weekend and I was able to prevent any more leakage until he came back and finalize the entire roof did a great job. I would definitely recommend him for any projects especially if you have a foam flat roof. Thanks guys
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Kenny M.
Mel came and did inspection on my roof, from the day contract was signed and deposit was paid Mel and his crew finished the job in 3 days.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Karthik D.
Mel's roofing was quick and efficient, completing the process of roof replacement from singing the contract to completing the final inspection in a little more than 2 weeks. Mel was very responsive to questions over email and the crew was on time and completed the work in less than 3 days. The crew also made sure to clean up all the debris including in the garage. Would definitely recommend Mel and team.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
I've got my roof leak fixed by Cesar. He had to redo the valley. Price was reasonable. He came in on time and got the job done very quickly.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Katie K.
I didn't hire Franco's Roofing service however w/ the software/app glitch malfunctioned and caused the review to be posted. To be fair, I've given them 5 stars.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Thumbtack Customer
Rudy knows about roof but he is very busy with multiple jobs. 5 stars for knowledge and experience. 2 stars for his commitment. His days and hours may not be as committed. He may not meet his commitment.
North City RoofersNorth City Roofers
Emma H.
Fabulous customer service! Had a full roof replacement this April, 2021. Very pleased with the finished project. Cannot after add photos as I have not received them yet. SLB went above and beyond with specific requests. Highly recommend!
Sustainable Living Builders IncSustainable Living Builders Inc
Charles S.
SLB was extremely responsive to my requirements. They met and or exceeded my expectations. Their pricing was very competitive among the other companies I considered. They started the job on time and finished it when they said they would. Highly recommend their services to anyone requiring a new roof!
Sustainable Living Builders IncSustainable Living Builders Inc
Kumaran J.
gutter replacement done on my home on Jan 2021, recently it rained, I got to check the installation, its good, no leaks. so good job. I ll recommend Reco roofing. Sorry man for the late review, was busy and forgot to give a thumps up.
Reco Roofing incReco Roofing inc
Rajas M.
We hired Franco's roofing to replace a broken skylight. They did a good job with replacing the skylight and work was done quickly. However, we wanted a skylight similar to the existing one as far as the color of the glass was concerned. The existing skylight had a slight tint to it. He even took a sample to match the glass but in spite of that the new one has a clear glass. I contacted him later to ask about this but didn't receive any response from him. He was pretty responsive till we had to get the work done but no response at all after.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Thumbtack Customer
With the storms coming for this season I thought we had enough time when we had booked our job. I knew already that we had a leak above one of our events and that was my main concern as well as cleaning the gutters. He showed us a picture of all the other little areas that needed to be touched up on the day that he did the estimate. The day that he came to do the job he sealed around the pipe that he thought the leak was coming from as well as a few other spots. Since then we still had to have them come back to cap off the pipe which he was uncomfortable doing it and I understand why. The problem is we're still having the leak through the roof were event was. We also have A small leak towards the back of the house in the area of the holes that he was supposed to patch that he first estimated that he was going to patch. In his defense he did refund us half of the $250 but in essence I feel that I paid $150 to have the rain gutters cleaned because now I have two leaks on my roof and it's so far into winter that there's not anything I can do about it. So basically that The job was unable to be performed properly which may have been his fault it may not of been but now I'll never know.
Rain Gutter Guru Cleaning & Repairs / TREE MONKEYRain Gutter Guru Cleaning & Repairs / TREE MONKEY
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