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Boutique Home remodeling
Boutique Home remodeling

Exceptional 5.0


Exceptional 5.0


Roof Installation or Replacement

Offers remote services
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Los Gatos, CA
Ram S. says, "Working with Boutique Home Remodeling was an easy experience for our master bathroom! All thing considered. Tai is an amazing contractor he took all our worries away. He was able to see our vision. Tai has an amazing work ethic, he was in our home every day checking work with every set till the very end. He follows through on his work, keeps you up-to-date on what is going on, answers phone calls or text, and will always answer questions in an honest way. I was very impressed with the tile guy, John, he did amazing work in my bathroom. I wouldn’t hesitate to call Tai again if I need to do anymore renovations in my home."See more
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Ram S. says, "Working with Boutique Home Remodeling was an easy experience for our master bathroom! All thing considered. Tai is an amazing contractor he took all our worries away. He was able to see our vision. Tai has an amazing work ethic, he was in our home every day checking work with every set till the very end. He follows through on his work, keeps you up-to-date on what is going on, answers phone calls or text, and will always answer questions in an honest way. I was very impressed with the tile guy, John, he did amazing work in my bathroom. I wouldn’t hesitate to call Tai again if I need to do anymore renovations in my home."

Q & A

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 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. 

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 lifespans for different materials: 

Roofing material Lifespan
Asphalt 20 years
Metal 40-80 years
Copper 70 years
Clay/Concrete 100+ years
Slate 60-250 years
Simulated Slate 10-35 years

Source: InterNACHI

There are a variety of roofing materials available and appropriate for residential applications. When choosing roofing materials, it's essential to consider the look you want, your budget and the climate in your area. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials because they are affordable and relatively easy to install. They come in various colors and styles designed to last decades if properly maintained. Asphalt shingle roofs also have a higher fire resistance than other roofing materials (like wood shakes), making them an ideal choice for homes in areas prone to wildfires or other natural disasters. 

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer superior durability, fire-resistance and energy efficiency compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They are available in various colors and styles, making them a good option if you want more customization options. Metal roofs also require less maintenance than other types of roofing materials. 

Tile roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long-term durability and multiple style options. Tile roofs can have great longevity with proper maintenance, making them an ideal choice for those who don’t want to replace their roof too often. Tile roofs typically cost more than asphalt shingle or metal roofs, so if budget is an issue, this might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that tile roofs are often made out of clay or concrete — both of which are durable.

Slate roofs are known for lasting a lifetime, which means you probably won't have to replace this type of roof. Slate is durable, a curb-appeal booster and a favorite among homeowners. Just keep in mind it can get a bit pricey.

No matter which type of material you choose, make sure that you hire a top-rated professional who knows how to properly install your home's new roof. Search Thumbtack for roofing contractors and companies in your area today.

Related: Buying guide: How to choose the best roof shingles.

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 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.

What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

Can a metal roof be installed over shingles?

Metal roofs are durable, environmentally friendly, safe and budget-friendly. If you’re considering an update, metal roofing installation doesn’t have to mean completely removing your old roof. In many cases, metal roofing can be installed over your existing shingles. Research building codes in your state, as many require that after two roofs have been installed, all roofing materials must be completely removed before a third roof can be put on. This protects your home’s structural integrity and your family’s safety. Carefully read contractor reviews and choose someone with extensive experience with metal roofing installation. One concern when installing metal over shingles is that over time, condensation can build on the shingles and cause the metal to rust. This will lead to rust around the panels, making them more likely to come loose in a storm. Nationally, the average cost for metal roofing installation ranges from $6,000 to $20,000. The wide price range represents different roof sizes, different types of metal, and the cost of labor in different parts of the country — and can also include the cost of removing an old shingle roof prior to installing the metal. As a line item, the average cost of removing an old roof to prepare for installing a new roof, plus adding new roof decking, costs on average about $45-$75 per square (the pro roofer’s term for 100 square feet), depending on the pitch of the roof. Always make sure you have a clearly written contract and a warranty on both the labor and the metal.


Reviews for Los Gatos roofing professionals
Bibhu D.
Mario and team did a great job on the roof. They handled everything from permits to material and installation and never even needed a follow-up. Very stress-free experience.
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Marie M.
Wonderful!!!! Repaired our roof on short notice after big storm ripped our shingles off. Such a relief. Excellent handyman and quality and reasonable work. Highly recommend!!
Bamboo HandyBamboo Handy
Don C.
If there was a zero star, I would select that because one star is too generous for this guy. The owner, Sonny is very untrustworthy and unreliable. I had him redo the roof on my duplex and on my parent's house. After my experience with my duplex I should have never hired him to do my parent's house. The only reason I elected to was because rain was forecasted and the roof was in very bad shape. There was no time to find another contractor. When I first spoke to Sonny on the phone he told me that he was licensed and bonded. I met him at my duplex and he didn't even go up on the roof to inspect it. He flew a drone to hover over the roof, took some pictures and gave me a quote that was quite low. That should have been a red flag because during the demolition of the original roof, he told me he had to expand the scope and charge me extra for the project-twice. In total, an increase of $14,700 from the original quote. I know sometimes it's hard to tell what damage is under the roofing material but not even going up on the roof to inspect it before providing a quote showed a total lack of professionalism. This is just the beginning of a very bad experience for me. 1. On countless occasions he or his crew often didn't show up when he said they would. Didn't even bother calling to say he will be late or he cannot make it that day. Nothing. 2. He uses old material. There was a couple of facial boards on my duplex that needed to be replaced due to dry rot. One of them was replaced but was replaced with an old one. I know this because the old paint was still on the facial board and it looked weathered-not new. Another instance were four down spouts at my parent's house that I paid extra for. One of them was not new. He took an old one from another location of the house and put it in the new spot. During the inspection, I told him that was unacceptable and it needed to be replaced with a brand new one. He eventually did. 3. Sonny cuts corners and tries to get away with minimum work. On my parent's house, the quote clearly stated that wood to be replaced where needed. When I went to inspect the progress on one of the days, I was shocked to see that they had already laid down part of the underlayment without replacing rotten and broken wood. There were many places on the roof that was rotten so badly that my foot could have easily went right through the roof. I had to stay up on the roof for close to the entire day and point out every rotten piece that needed to be replaced. If I had not done so, the new roofing material would have covered a roof structure that was structurally unsound. There was clear evidence that they were not planning to replace any of the rotten wood because they didn't even have new wood ready for replacement. They had to spend a couple of hours at Home Depot to buy the new wood. 4. After the roof on my duplex and my parent's house were done and I paid Sonny the full amount, I requested the invoices for both jobs. I had specifically requested that the contractor license be on the invoice. He sent one invoice but without the license number. I asked again for an updated invoice and for the invoice of the other job. He never sent them. I have called and texted him everyday. He sometimes reply saying he would when he gets back to his office. But he never did. He is now avoiding my calls. I'm not hundred percent sure but I speculate that me demanding the license number to be on the invoice might have something to do with it. He told me at the beginning that he was license but now I'm not so sure. I could go on and on but I'll stop here. Save yourself the headache and hire a real professional.
Sonny roofingSonny roofing
Daniel R.
He came to look at a leak in my ceiling, misdiagnosed the problem and put a lot of messy putty around my skylight. When the storm came, the roof still leaked in the same spot. I would like my $350 back or the job done correctly.
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Ganesh K.
Cesar helped us add new gutters and fix some issues with our aging roof. He was easy to communicate with and completed the work on the agreed upon date and time. We still need to fix a couple of other issues and are planning to get it done by him soon.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Michael S.
Cesar was excellent in every way. He was on time with all of his appointments and timely in response to other communications. The quality and cost of the work were also excellent. Cesar was a joy to work with, overall he made the job look easy and was very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend him for your roofing needs.
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