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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 Livermore roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar replaced the broken and missing tiles on our roof. He was fast, has great communication skills, and reasonable prices.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jon just finished replacing the vents on my roof and cleaning my gutters. He was quick, professional and very trustworthy. I really liked that he took pictures of everything before and after so I could see the work close up. I'm not about to climb up on the second story roof! I would recommend him to anyone.
Rain Gutter Guru Cleaning & RepairsRain Gutter Guru Cleaning & Repairs
Ching T.
Daniel was very responsive and gave me an extremely reasonable estimate for the roof repair. He and his crew did an EXCELLENT job and I recommend him highly.
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
Debbie C.
In my search for a roofing contractor with whom I felt was knowledgeable and honest, Mel was one of 4 that came out to my home to look at the issue I had. Of the 4, he was the only person who really took the time to assess the issues in full to give me an honest and detailed scope of the project. Mel and his team are busy but managed to fit me into their schedule to get the work done in a timely manner. They were very professional and thorough and did a great job. I would definitely contact Mel again for any roofing and gutter needs for my house.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Tim S.
I've waited months. I emailed and called Lozano. I paid them up front in a honest transaction. They did not deliver as promised. They promised me a roof tile to replace the metal that was installed as a temporary solution. I'm still waiting for that tile!
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Charmaine N.
Cesar and his guys are very prompt, professional, and they do quality work!! We were very impressed with everything from initial conversation, to middle of the job and to the final roof inspection with the city. He also communicates everything. Thanks Cesar and team!!
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Mohammed M.
Mell did a great job, showed up on time ready to work. Knows his stuff and does it well and gives reasonable prices. He patched up my roof real well and when it’s time to replace it all, i plan on calling Mel
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
GT and crew were great. I admit I bitched. but they responded. My project was a flat roof. stuff got lost in translation , but they responded like I said. great crew and I'll hire them again. but 4.5 because I hate bitching. Paul in livermore
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
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