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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.  

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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Los Altos roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Roof and gutter cleaning. Cesar was efficient and also did a roof inspection and pointed out the wear and tear that needed to be fixed. Overall, a positive experience.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great job done on roof repairs!
Roof-ProRoof-Pro
Mina D.
We had a good experience with Cesar taking care of our roof repair project. Definitely recommend him!
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Frances C.
I spoke with three different contractors and had accurately pin down the source of the leaking on my roof he also proposed the best solution to fix the problem. He found the leak, repaired the dried rot underneath the shingles. He also put in preventive measure for future rain. He also guaranteed his work for the first year. Over all very happy. The real test to be reveal during the winter rain. I am confident with his work.
Luna's HandymanLuna's Handyman
Francesco R.
I worked with Geo to replace/repair most of my roof in Los Altos. He and his team exceeded my expectations. 1. Price/ Value - I received quotes from a few folks, professional roofers and general contractors. Geo had a very competitive price and strong reviews. He did a high quality job and threw in a bunch of extras too. 2. Knowledgeable - Geo knows his stuff - if you have any type of issue (I had window leaks, ceiling leaks), you want an expert. He was quick to identify areas that were missing flashing, exposed nails, etc. - and he guarantees his work. 3. Communication - Geo was present at the job site everyday and called at the end of the day to check on the job. He's also easy to get in-touch with via phone/ text. 4. Values/ Customer Service - Family business, polite team, and Geo puts the customer first. For example, he and his team stayed an extra 2 hours on a Friday to take care of an extra request from me and wouldn't except any extra payment. In addition, he was honest about which areas of the roof didn't need to be replaced. Really exceptional customer service.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
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