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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. 

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 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.

Why should I get a roof inspection?

In short, a roof inspection can help protect your home while saving you money in the long run.

Roof inspections provide homeowners with crucial information about the condition of their roofing system. A professional inspector will search your roof for signs of damage that could lead to severe damage and trigger the need for expensive repairs down the road. Start searching for a top-rated roof inspector near you 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.

Reviews for Sacramento roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, inspected the roof ,when others didn't. Explained everything in detail. We will be hiring the company to replace our roof.
RoofLife CompanyRoofLife Company
Jeffrey G.
Very informative roof inspection with a fair quote. Customer oriented and amiable employees. I would definitely use Roof Tech again.
Roof TechRoof Tech
Kaitlyn W.
We had Aguilar roofing replace our entire roof and gutters.. They did an excellent job and were very trustworthy, affordable, and honest. We had a lot of quotes and felt uneasy with all of them except for Aguilar roofing. Would definitely recommend.
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The ROOF no longer leaks thanks to the professional and courteous staff of GBC Roofing Company. Their response to my phone call, setting an appointment for an estimate was immediate. The tech arrived on time. (even though it was pouring rain). When the weather cleared the roof was fixed. Thank you GBC. Highly recommend to others.
GB Construction (Handyman)GB Construction (Handyman)
Aron T.
Ubaldo and his team did an excellent job of repairing my flat roof. There were some minor communication issues throughout the process, but the look appears well-done and quality. I would happily work with Aguilar Roofing again in the future. I'll update the review if the flat roof does or does not hold up this Winter season!
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Ron D.
Performance Roofing delivered more than they promised - cleaning up my roofing problems whether they were on our contract or not. They were on time and on budget. I will use them again and recommend them.
Performance RoofingPerformance Roofing
Shakane H.
Sonny’s roofing and quick to respond and quick to write my estimate. The company arrived on time . We had a roof leak and it was so close to the rainy season starting. We appreciate the fast response time.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
James D.
Very helpful in my process of researching and planning a roof replacement project.
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Guy Hernandez patched my roof for a reasonable price. It leaked again and I called him and he came back and fixed it (no charge) so it doesn't leak. Wrote up an estimate for a new roof. Nice fellow.
Performance RoofingPerformance Roofing
James D.
Very responsive to me when I was looking for information and planning a roof replacement.
Sonny roofing & painting & handyman workSonny roofing & painting & handyman work
Teri M.
Thomas and his crew did an excellent job on my roof dry rot job of a metal Spanish style tile over shake roof. They were extremely careful, paid attention to detail and did excellent work, including painting replaced wood. I would highly recommend Roof Tech for any job, and in fact, am considering using them for another, smaller job, as well!
Roof TechRoof Tech
Geneva M.
Very impressed with Davis Roofing, they did a great job replacing a section of our roof that was leaking! They quoted exactly what we asked for, didn't try to sell us something we did not need or couldn't afford to take on right now. They got the job done on schedule, communicated clearly and did a beautiful job. I will definitely be calling on them in the future to upgrade the rest of the roof when it's time.
Davis Roofing GroupDavis Roofing Group
Ken E.
We had an excellent experiance with Michael and his company. We did two roofs with him and it was a great sucess.
Davis Roofing GroupDavis Roofing Group
Thumbtack Customer
I recently bought a home and had an issue with cracked roof tiles. I received referral for Maginis Roofing through Thumbtack. Within a couple of days, John came and immediately repaired the tiles. He was professional and efficient and charged a fair price. I would definitely do business with him again.
Maginis RoofingMaginis Roofing
Judith L.
The guys at Davis roofing did an excellent job, fast and clean. They cleaned their mess and did an awesome job. Honest with the prices, I would recommend.
Davis Roofing GroupDavis Roofing Group
Thumbtack Customer
excellent work, once it was done. Daniel was very busy. but very good and did an excellent job. i would recommend him for any roofing job.
Loveland RoofingLoveland Roofing
Brent E.
Easy to set up an appointment with and did a great job. Affordable and friendly. Travis was very professional and I will recommend Epic Energy to anyone that needs work done on their roof.
Epic EnergyEpic Energy
James D.
These guys did a fine job replacing my roof, adding insulation, and putting up gutters on the house. It was a fair price for everything and I am well satisfied with the results of the project.
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
Catalina H.
They came out and happily provided me with an estimate for a few leaks on my roof that I had found. Not only that, but they explained the process and also explained why other companies might want to do things differently and charge me more. I had already received multiple quotes and everyone was telling me different things. Harlan Quality Roofing, seemed like the most genuine and seemed like they had my best interest. They were very communicative and punctual!
Harlan Quality Roofing, IncHarlan Quality Roofing, Inc
Gary J.
Al Jones did a great job on my roof repair & he gave me a great price, I will definitely hire him again for future projects. Gary Johansen North Laguna Creek Neighborhood Association
Jones RoofingJones Roofing
Jessie E.
They were great! We needed our shed roof replaced and they reached out minutes after I contacted them and were able to come out the next day to do the job. Definitely plan on using them for future projects.
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Matthew R.
Guy called me and scheduled a time to come over to do repairs. I asked for new flashing to address a leak around my chimney. Over the phone without inspecting the site, Guy said he already knew the cause of the problem: I needed a diverter. They arrived on time and worked for about half an hour, and did install the diverter, but failed to replace the flashing as I requested. As a compromise, he sprayed the old flashing with Rustoleum paint. It was $350, and he said there's a 2 year warranty on the work, but he didn't give me a receipt or any paperwork. (Photo is of finished work.) Getting another roofing company to come and re-inspect the roof, as I have no confidence in the repair. Unless you know precisely what you want done to your roof, I would avoid this contractor. If the 2nd opinion reveals that the work was adequate, and if they send me a receipt, I will raise the review from 1 star (terrible).
Performance RoofingPerformance Roofing
Frank n.
Did a great beautiful job! Cleaned up nicely, let us know what needed to be done before doing it, made suggestions to help lower costs on things, very professional, easy to work with. For sure would recommend these guys to everyone who needs a roof!
Aguilar Roofing LLCAguilar Roofing LLC
Char K.
Thomas responded quickly after a storm. His tech. came out the next day and was able to put a temp patch to stop any further damage. Came back a few weeks later to complete the work. Roof holding up well with all the recent rains!
Roof TechRoof Tech
Michael O.
MAG Roofing are simply the best. These guys deliver excellent and quality service @ a reasonable price. My house is an old Victorian with crazy slopes but Miguel and Miguel Snr were patient and expertly delivered an excellent work of highest quality for me. I have no complaints @ all.
MAG RoofingMAG Roofing
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