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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 La Mesa roofing professionals
Stephen K.
Very professional. finished job as promised. The price was fair. I will recommend VetWorx for roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Super fast, RELIABLE and honest service!!! Erik fixed a leaky roof above my living room right before our next rain storm hit. I'm now referring him for several roof jobs in my property management/real estate business.
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
Sara G.
Matt, the owner, is very professional, timely, and honest. Recently I’d been told by other roofing companies that I absolutely needed a new roof sooner than later. After Matt assessed my roof, I was totally expecting him to give the same recommendations as the other roofers. But I was wrong- he was upfront and honest, stating that I have a good 2-3 years left on my roof as long as I made a few repairs. When I bought my house in August, I hadn’t financially planned for a brand new roof, so I was relieved when Matt told me I just need some repairs for now (which saved me thousands of dollars)! And he offered me a first responder discount! As a new homeowner, I have really come to appreciate honest and hardworking contacting companies, and VetWorx is definitely one of those companies. In 2-3 years when I need a new roof, I’ll highly consider hiring VetWorx for the job. Thanks again!!
Audra M.
George and his team did a great job at installing a couple of solar vents on my roof. Very professional and Covid sensitive (they wore masks and kept their distance to keep everyone safe. They left my roof cleaner that they found it and took all trash away. Great job and I will use them in the future
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Sydney C.
Excellent team, great work, even helped our neighbors when they noticed an error on their roof. Happily would work with them again. Also the best bang for your buck
The Roof MastersThe Roof Masters
Thumbtack Customer
Eric and his crew did a good job with my roof replacement. However he was not particularily prompt with responding to phone messages and emails, especially in regards to scheduling -overall satisfied with quality of work.
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
Mark S.
George and Michael were the best! When our roof got a leak in the recent rain, they came and gave us a very reasonable price and got the job done in just one day. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thank you guys!
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Lynn L.
WOW! What a stellar team and what a pleasure! Family owned and run business with pride of ownership shining through. Dad, mom and son all give you their 150 %, i.e. way above and beyond!! My place was left spotless...even better than when they started the job! If you are looking for a roofing/gutter company, don’t look any found the best in San Diego/San Diego County!!
Sandra B.
Erik was by far one of the most professional service professionals I have ever worked with. He came on time, with a smile and a business card before he walked through my door. I had to have a couple of concrete/clay tiles repaired since my son decided to throw something off our balcony and crack them (the joy of toddlers). I also did not want to spend an arm and a leg. Erik entered with a fair price and accomplished the work in less than an hour. He also discovered other issues we had with our roof and will be emailing me those images. Overall, fair price, super nice guy, and very professional. Would definitely recommend
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
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