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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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Santa Ana roofing professionals
Victor C.
like the roof and windows
Green LivingGreen Living
Thumbtack Customer
Joshua and his crew did an excellent job for me and I would highly recommend them to others. My roof looks great!
Cortez Roofing & General ConstructionCortez Roofing & General Construction
Jay C.
Roofer Hero is the 4th company I've had working on my roof over the years. They did an excellent job at a fair price. I wish I'd found them 7 years ago!
Roofer HeroRoofer Hero
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Miguel to repair an older garage roof and a damaged tile portion of a main house roof on a rental I own in Santa Ana, CA. Miguel was very prompt in replying and keeping in touch during the estimate process. Something the other roofers I called were not. Miguel gave me a competitive quote, did the job quickly and was very accommodating in working with me regarding payment for materials and the final job. The best part was that Miguel's work was outstanding! I would definitely recommend him and would not hesitate in contacting him again for additional work.
Medina Roofing Co.Medina Roofing Co.
Lynne B.
Pope Cyril Construction arrived on time and quoted a fair price for the work to be done. Their representatives were knowledgeable about their line of work and what needed to be done to repair my roofs damage. I would recommend this company and would use them again in the future.
POPE CYRIL INCPOPE CYRIL INC
Roanna G.
Levi was the one who came to my house and presented to me his plans and recommendations. I’m glad I decided to go with NRG Upgrade and now I am so happy with my backyard (hard scale and landscape) and also my new roof went very well! I was first hesitant to have them do the entire project but I made a good decision to give them this project. Each team from the roofing to the fencing to the pavers and turf and landscapers were all courteous and dependable. All my little requests were met and even went beyond my expectations. Their pricing is reasonable too. Highly recommended!
NRG UPGRADENRG UPGRADE
Mark J.
These guys have a can do attitude. Very responsive. We had a shower faucet cartridge that was extremely difficult to change and they magically got it done. We also hired Andrews team to fix a previous contractors bad work. Their roofing skills really impressed. Solid work all around.
Pope Cyril companyPope Cyril company
Kevin D.
I had 4 contractors come by before Jorge to take a look at my project and explain to me how they would go about fixing my roof leak issues. Jorge was punctual to our meet and with a welcoming attitude and professionalism showed me in detail what he would do, how long it would take, what needs to be done and the cost. Not only is his price very very fair he pointed out issues the other 4 didn’t care about or even have the expertise enough to know. Some of the other contractors had told me to construct a build such as new valleys and roof lines to control the water, costing thousands and thousands of $$$, while some say just to patch up some holes. It just didn’t feel right with them. I appreciate Jorge’s honesty, his workmanship, his expertise and great attitude. If you need someone who specializes in all things about roofing, who get things done right the first time and not exaggerate about things to get more $$ from you, I think Jorge would be no doubt an exceptional choice. Highly highly recommend Jorge!
Aguilar roofing contractorAguilar roofing contractor
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