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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 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 Jose roofing professionals
Abe A.
Do a roof inspection and recommend wood replacement if needed, nail down existing nails before new roofing is installed. Used the right roof penetration for TPO roofing. Slope the rain gutter to drain the right way and check that it there's no leaks. Let's hope the roof last the warranty.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Jessica M.
We were looking to replace our existing roof and contacted Mario through thumbtack. Mario gave us a quote for shingles roof as well as clay tile roof and both were very reasonable. We decided to go with the clay tile roof and the results are stunning. Mario and his team are very professional and prompt. Mario was very accommodating with whatever we asked of him. The roof looks beautiful. The neighbour’s can’t stop complementing our roof. Even the permit inspector complemented us on our roof. Overall we are very happy with our roof and with Time change roofing. Mario is also a very pleasant guy to work with. We would definitely recommend Mario to all our friends looking for roof work.
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Michelle K.
Cesar was very professional. He inspected my roof, sealed an area on my roof that had water damage, and fixed the gutters. I would hire him again if I need roofing services.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Am K.
I had a leak on my roof, I reached out to Time change roofing via Thumbtack. Mario and Junior responded quickly and gave me a reasonable quote to fix the leak. They are very experienced and know their stuff. Hopefully my roof wont leak anymore. I highly recommend Mario and Junior for any of your roofing needs. Thanks guys!
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Heather P.
Nestor came out to give me a quote for a 3400 square foot roofing project. I had thought it would be a difficult job as I had spoken to a company before that could not do it, with it being a flat roof. Serranos Roofing did not feel it was a difficult job at all. Service was professional, friendly and all correct. The quote was very thorough and easy to understand. Pricing was competitive too. If you're thinking about a roofing project, I would recommend you have Serranos Roofing come out and look at it for you.
Serranos Roofing LLCSerranos Roofing LLC
Arvind N.
Came in, assessed the damage and fixed the roof. No issurs6
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Phong M.
I was a little skeptic at first regarding the new type of roof material to be used. However, after talking to Mel and then saw my roof when he finished. I was amazed.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Mary a.
We are so happy and soooo satisfied on the result of our roof. Our house looks waaayy better than before. Geovanni tafolla roofing is very professional, neat, high quality and organized. Walked us through the best option for my roof and providing me with exceptional customer service and quality. Thank you so much Geovanni tafolla roofing! You guys are amazing, thank you for taking great care of our home. I can’t believe you finish my roof in 2 days. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Di L.
We had sunnyside roofing to replace our old roof. Felix is very nice to work with. The team is professional, they finished my project fast and with high quality. Thank you! Definitely recommend!
Sunnyside Roofing Inc.Sunnyside Roofing Inc.
Dragisa J.
Jacob did roof inspection and explained clearly what was going on and provided options for fixing. Since flashings looked really bad , I decided to replace them for a piece of mind. Jacon did service and new flashings look great. If I ever need a roof service again , I would definitely hire TNT roofing for it . Thank you!!!
E&J RoofingE&J Roofing
Karen S.
Mel did an excellent job on our roof repairs. He was timely and responsive. He even sent us pictures of the areas he repaired. We highly recommend Mel's Roofing!! Thank you!!!
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Mayuri G.
Jacob is a great guy. He is sharp and knows the roof in and out.
E&J RoofingE&J Roofing
Thanapong L.
Jacob was very courteous and professional. He showed me pictures of the roof repairs needed as well as pictures of the repairs done. He explained clearly to me the cost of labor and parts. Jacob also suggested areas of maintenance to keep the roof in tip-top condition. I am very happy with his work and will call him again if I needed roof repairs.
E&J RoofingE&J Roofing
friendly people who know the roofing business GO use them
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Saranyan R.
Mario owns the company and is the ultimate professional. He started work immediately and delivered ahead of schedule. Entire roof change, including tear down of the old one, was completed in 4 days. And what surprised me was that at the end of watch day, Mario and his crew cleaned the whole place and left it clean. I would definitely recommend time change roofing for your next roofing project.
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Sanoop K.
Fixed my roof with zero contact. It is a great experience given the Corona crisis.
E&J RoofingE&J Roofing
Will C.
Mario and his team did an awesome job on our new roof and gutters. I got several estimates from Thumbtack, but Time Change Roofing had the most competitive offer. Mario clearly communicated what his team would be doing and when they would be there. His team showed up on time and finished replacing our whole roof and gutters in two days! One side of my front facing fascia had dry rot, I was pleasantly surprised that Mario went ahead and replaced both sides so that it would be more aesthetically pleasing. Mario handled the permit and the city inspection. I am really happy with how our new roof and gutters turned out. I will be recommending Time Change Roofing to all my friends and family.
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
We were preparing our roof for the El Nino season. Cesar recommended fixes for the roof and explained why they were needed. He is very polite, he explains what he is going to do, his rates are reasonable. We definitely recommend him.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Busheng L.
Jacob did a great job on maintaining our house's roof. He firstly come up with a inspection and went through the roof with me carefully and list what need to maintain with priority in his mind. We aggred on price and to-do list and Jacob showed up on time on a later day to do the maintenance work. His work was high quality. I had no complain at all and definitely will contact him again for future roof work.
E&J RoofingE&J Roofing
Anthony F.
Aptitude Roofing did excellent work at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend them.
Aptitude Roofing LLCAptitude Roofing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar was honest, efficient and affordable. His work fixing our leaking roof. Highly recommend.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Ritesh D.
I am glad to go with Mel to get my roof fixed. He is a nice person, he offered me reasonable rate and what separates him from others that he explained me what the issue with my roof is and showed me where the damages are. He was frank in letting me know to sustain it for long term I need to get the roof replaced but he could replace few shingles for me at resonance price as I could not afford to replace it.
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
Rahul Z.
Super prompt in response time, the most reasonable out of all that I found. The roof inspection, estimation and replacement was all done within a week. Cesar took the extra effort of coming out once more to make sure he had the right understanding of the roof. There was a crew of 6 people who ploughed through the job. It was a very neat job, very well done. Will definitely recommend. They also replacement some bad wood on the roof. Very professional!
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Lisa W.
Geo of GT Roofing did an awesome job on our rental house. He sent a very professional bid with aerial views of our roof. He made sure to get the city involved with permitting. He finished the job on time and came back to clean up very thoroughly. He was very flexible with payment structures throughout the process. All in all, he was a true gentleman and professional. I would highly recommend him if you need a new roof.
Geovanni Tafolla RoofingGeovanni Tafolla Roofing
Leonardo D.
Super responsive team of pros that delivered my roofing repair faster and at a higher quality than I expected.
E&J RoofingE&J Roofing
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