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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. 

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

Contact the best roofers near you to get started on your roofing project today.

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.

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.

Does a roofer need to enter my home?

Generally, a roofer will likely not need to enter your home. The bulk of the work takes place on and around the edges of the roof, where roofing material meets either dormer walls or other structures. So, there is usually no need for person-to-person contact. However, there might be some cases where a roofer needs to enter your home, perhaps to inspect damage or access electrical outlets.

You can take care of any consultation calls using video chats, photos and emails, and payment should take place on virtual platforms. Put together a strategy with any local roofing professionals you contact.

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.

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.  

Reviews for San Diego roofing professionals
Kimberly C.
Very responsive, and professional. Punctual and easy to work with. His foreman Dave is an asset to the company. Would happily hire Baja Roofing for any other roofing project. Just the best for a healthy roof.
Baja RoofingBaja Roofing
Varun J.
We were helped by Best Professional Roofing to fix a roof leak. They did a quality work to fix the roof leak but I feel the quote could have been better for the work which was performed.
Best Professional RoofingBest Professional Roofing
Jamaal R.
Matt and VetWorx Roof & Gutter responded very quickly to my initial inquiry, provided detailed before & after photos of the roof issues and their repair work, and were very thorough in their communications regarding the issues with my roof and what their recommended work plan was to address. I would highly recommend VetWorx Roof & Gutter and would absolutely hire them again for future roofing needs. - Jamaal Ryan
VetWorxVetWorx
DeWitt R.
Dale did a beautiful job on our roof repair. If you need any roofing need handled you cannot get better than Fix Right Roof Repair. DeWitt Russell, San Diego
Fix Right Roof RepairFix Right Roof Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Roofing Specialists of San Diego replaced my tile and flat roof. They worked very fast and was upfront about all details.
Roofing Specialists of San DiegoRoofing Specialists of San Diego
Charlene P.
Good job on repairing roof
VetWorxVetWorx
Amots G.
No follow up. Was the first to respond and setup appointment, but never follow up with quote for both repair and new roof. Will be going with another contractor for a new roof.
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
Nelson V.
Very glad I chose McLeod Roofing over 8 roofing contractors estimates. If you want the best roofing job for less, Mr George Mc Leods Roofing is the perfect choice. I contacted Mr Mc Leod for replacement of over 50 cracked tiles and repair of exposed roof underlayments. He went above and beyond what we originally agreed upon. You and your assistant were truly professional, paid attention to detail and kept safety a top priority. You finished your job on a timely manner also give me confidence that my roof will protect my home from rainy season. Am very satisfied with your job. I strongly recommend McLeod Roofing to my relatives, friends and neighbors. Good job and keep up the good work.
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Repair a roof leak after solar instilation
No Limit RoofingNo Limit Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Rudy and his team were outstanding. They showed up on time, cleaned up everyday and the roof looks great. Even though there were a couple minor hiccups, Rudy and his team made sure everything was completed correctly and to our satisfaction. I would highly recommend The Roof Masters for your new roof!
The Roof MastersThe Roof Masters
Thumbtack Customer
I used George McLeod Roof Repair to install new ridge shingles on my roof and to replace a torch down roof on a small porch. I had three bid from different companies and George McLeod's was the most reasonable. They completed the work in one day, cleaned up everything, and called when they knew they would be a few minutes late. They found shingles that were a good match for my existing roof. I was pleased with their work and friendly attitude.
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Ben R.
I called Matt and his team to fix a leaking roof and to install a gutter. The job has been done perfectly, and I will call Matt again if I need additional help with for my roof.
VetWorxVetWorx
CHEN Y.
Matt did a great job! He inspected our roof and took photos and explained to me the problems and how to fix. I definitely will come back to him once I have roof problems.
VetWorxVetWorx
Mary J.
I needed a new roof and contacted Rosendo. He contacted me and immediately responded to all my questions. He walked me through the process to install a new roof and the materials to be used and the installation of a new gutter which the house did not originally have. It took him 3-4 days to take down the old roof, install the new roof, a new gutter and clean. It's difficult to critique the quality of work that takes time to withstand the test. Otherwise I would have given 4 stars.
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Carl H.
Matt was impressively professional and knowledgeable. He explained the roof work and gutter install in detail. Dona was meticulous. Zack was great. The work quality was excellent. Matt saved me a bundle. HIGHLY recommend VetWorx Roof & Gutter.
VetWorxVetWorx
Thumbtack Customer
Good job of repairing the roof, but not very punctual with appointment and follow up.
Roof repair companyRoof repair company
Thumbtack Customer
My job was for the repair of my roof. They did an excellent job, were very professional, and reasonably priced. And, issues with my roof beyond the repair were pointed out so they could be fixed before they became a problem. I'm very satisfied.
McLeod Roof RepairsMcLeod Roof Repairs
Kwanz C.
Great work from coming to assess the roof to execution of the repair. Definitely would recommend.
Ridge To Rake RoofingRidge To Rake Roofing
Ray G.
Rosendo did excellent work on replacing a facia board on my roof. Highly recommend!
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Priscilla L.
Very happy with the roof repair. Excellent communication on every step in the process. Quality workmanship.
Box Construction, Inc.Box Construction, Inc.
Nikhil N.
Matt and his team are very diligent. Matt deeply understands roofing. His incremental approach of fixing and validating one thing at a time seemed effective and we are hopeful that our roof leak has been fixed - early evidence suggests so.
VetWorxVetWorx
Roger C.
I used Vetworx services twice. Once for my garage roof and then again for my main house. Supper communicative. Highly effective. Friendly and professional. I would recommend Matt and his family run business to anybody looking for roof work.
VetWorxVetWorx
Nitin N.
Raul did a great job reroofing the entire roof of my two storey house.
Osuna's Roofing ProsOsuna's Roofing Pros
Thumbtack Customer
This company really treated us well. The roof repairs were done beautifully. They took before and after images of the damage and the price was excellent. Out of all the companies we got quotes from they were the only ones who actually got on the roof before giving the estimate. Truly professional, prompt and considerate. We will be hiring them in the next 3-5 years for a new roof with solar. Very happy to have them on our home repair team. ALSO, they do deck repair so we will most likely have them here soon for that. Thanks Advanced Roof Leak Solutions!!
Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.Advanced RoofLeak Solutions Inc.
Elizabeth C.
Our entire experience with VetWorx was top notch. Matt was very responsive after messaging and offered to come out within the next few days for a quote. After having a few different roofing companies tell us that basically it wasn’t worth their time to offer roof repairs and instead they recommended we get a new roof, it was refreshing to hear Matt actually troubleshoot the issues without trying to upsell. We also had never heard about the roof treatment that he offers, but after looking into it, it is a great value to help extend the life of the roof! We also ended up having Matt and his wonderful team install 2 solar attic fans to help vent the heat out of our side attics. All in all a fabulous experience with Matt and his team being professional, communicative throughout the process, efficient and experts at what they do. I would recommend without hesitation and they would be my first call with any roof issues in the future.
VetWorxVetWorx
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