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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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.

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.

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: 

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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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 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. 

Reviews for Lake Temescal roofing professionals
Ray M.
Nice roof great price
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Brent H.
Excellent roofing company! I get a lot of roofs done as Im a developer, and they do a great job for us. Perfect lines, great vent work
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Michelle K.
Gerardo was always on time and very easy to communicate with. His crew came in on Friday afternoon, took down the old roof, and I had a new roof by Saturday afternoon. They cleaned up the debris really well too. The craftsmanship of the roof is great. I'm incredibly happy with the work that he's done and I look forward to him replacing my windows in the future.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Kenneth A.
Franco's roofing shows up as promised and delivers quality with a reasonable price. They spotted multiple trouble areas in my old roof, communicated clearly what's needed to fix them and provided before/after photos to show how it was done. This comes with a two-year, transferrable warranty, which can stretch to 15 with future service. Gerardo is super friendly and professional and knows his stuff. I will absolutely hire him again for any future roof maintenance.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Marc J.
Mr. Franco installed a new roof on top of my flat garage. The garage roof was in bad shape so he installed new wood where needed. His quote was the most affordable of all three quotes I received. For my purposes, his work satisfied the job.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Will C.
They did a great job. I am going to have them come back in the Spring to do some more roof and gutter repair work.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
LaShawn M.
Israel was great! He explained the roofing issue to me along with short term and long term repair options. His work was fast, effective, and affordable.
IB roofingIB roofing
Christine P.
You only want to have to replace your roof once, and it can be difficult to find a quality roofer. Bay Valley Contractors is the best roofing company in the East Bay. They deliver on time, are extremely responsive, and while they work your property is left in suck a clean state that you won't realize work is being done! Since Bay Valley Contractors sets such a high bar for quality construction, I will only work with them for future projects.
Bay Valley ContractorsBay Valley Contractors
Dafina D.
I can not rave enough about my experience with Bay Valley. From the start, Edward wanted to know my needs and was very informative when explaining the company, the project scope and roofing in general. The first visit/meet at my home shined when compared to the 4 other roofers I received quotes from. Edward got on the roof and took detailed drawings and then gave me a quote within a reasonable time frame with cost and recommendations. Not all the roofers got on the roof nor did they pay such attention to detail in their proposals. When comparing quotes, what sold me was the years they've been in business, the warranties they offered, the quality of materials they used and the knowledge they had about roofing. When it came down to it, I was able to negotiate what I wanted and I feel they listened to me every step of the way and gave me a fair price. I also picked the solar company they are aligned with because I was impressed with their knowledge, company and their professionalism as well. I feel safe in the hands of Bay Valley and am happy with my choice.
Bay Valley ContractorsBay Valley Contractors
Betty S.
Mel and his guys did a great job on my roof repair. The price was excellent, the crew was professional, and no leaks when it rained a few days later. Will definitely hire again if needed!
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Jeff E.
Gerardo and Manuel were professional, on-time, and finished the repair job within a few hours. They get a set price, rather than others who would charge by the hour. The roof was fixed much faster than I expected, and they have a nice 2-year warranty
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Thumbtack Customer
I was in desperate need of a roofer to help repair a leak my house in Oakland. I called around and everyone was most were booked until next Spring. Daniel responded to my inquiry and said he was available for a free estimate. Although English is not his first language, Daniel was very responsive via phone and text. He came over the same day and quoted me something reasonable. He explained how he would fix the leak (temporary) and once we decided to move forward with the job scheduled to come work on the roof the next clear day. He was clean and required very little supervision. Raked up leaves on roof and the deck after the job was done and I have had no issues with the roof since. He also came back to put up a second coat of sealer as promised, after I had paid him in full. I was a little hesitant to hire Daniel without reviews, but am happy I did. Thank you Daniel.
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
Stacey M.
Was prompt in both his communication and his work. He took photos of my roof before cleaning it and then after and pointed out a spot above my clay tiles that had separated from the stucco that needed caulking. I found him pleasant, easy to communicate with and very professional! highly recommend!
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Richard F.
Gerardo was one of 4 quotes I got for work on our roof. His detailed estimate with recommendations and photographs was second to none. His communication throughout the project was terrific. The work proceeded without a hitch and to a hight standard. I cannot recommend more highly. The 2 year guarantee is a nice bonus!
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Fontaine S.
Just completed the build install for a tile awning, and painted to match the rest of our roofing. Really happy with Daniels work and overall experience working with him. He is professional, courteous and efficient. He was responsive to the job req, immediately offered to come by to assess the project and provide a price. When he arrived be offered recommendations on what would look best and fit the needs of the door based on the existing structures and light. Within 2 days of my approved quote he had dropped off a tile sample and finished the job in 1 morning. He checked in to get my approval on the bigger decisions before continuing, which I really appreciate (nothing worse then not having a say in the final outcome!) . Highly recommend him and will call him again likely in the bad weather to fix some leaks on our flat roof.
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
Daniel W.
Gerardo was punctual and fast-working. Very communicative and answered all my questions about the work on our roof. We talked through potential solutions to our issue (poor attic ventilation) and worked out a price and schedule. Really blown away by his professionalism and his team's hard work! If you're on the fence about hiring him, please don't hesitate.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Lisa C.
Gerardo Franco did a fantastic job of finding the problems on our roof and replacing what he couldn’t repair. He explained the problems and repairs to with with patience and clarity. I found him trustworthy and knowledgeable. He also gave me great value for the price paid. I took a chance on him after reading some reviews, I highly recommend that you do too.
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Reed R.
Hired these guys to lay down a new roof for grandma and I’m glad I did. We love how neatly placed everything is. Final price didn’t go much further than original quote (minor extras were needed), they were on time each day and a very respectful crew. Much more work to be done and I’d feel comfortable calling them back to tackle it. -Happy Client
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Chavi W.
Samson came out the day I contacted him to do an inspection and give me a quote. He was very professional and explained to me all the issues he found, what work was urgent, and what could be fixed later. He quoted me at a very fair price and did the work extremely quickly. He documented all the issues he found and the work he did to fix them to show me the progress. I would highly recommend S&S Roofing for fair prices and excellent work!
S&S RoofingS&S Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Gerardo was great! I had 3 quotes all together but I decided to go with him because he was responsive and ready to take care of the leaky roof. Gerardo was on time and very friendly. I had a small leak and he took care of it the day after I met him for $250. I was not home when he did the job so he sent me a picture of the completed job. I just paid him through cash app. Very easy! Turns out he lives near me so I'm going to keep his number for future jobs as he can fix anything!! You will be glad you hired Gerardo!😄
Franco's Roofing and Rain Gutter ServiceFranco's Roofing and Rain Gutter Service
Thumbtack Customer
I must say that I was quite apprehensive about hiring someone to do my roofing work... There are so many contractors to choose from out there... All I can say is that I am so glad that I hired Daniel ... and I can't thank him enough for the amazing job he did, respecting the budget and the timeframe he initially came up with. I can't think of anything negative to say about his professionalism and work ethic. Punctual, extremely detail oriented, eager to please his customer with a job well-done, quality is definitely his forte. He really goes beyond expectations. Like: some of the eaves needed to be replaced but were painted with a certain color, to match the remaining ones he went to a paint shop with a sample and got the paint mixed so it would match the rest... I am going to hire him again later this year for another projet I have for my house... and I already know that I will be beyond happy with the end Result. THANK YOU Daniel!!!!
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
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