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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

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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 Clara roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Chris and his crew are exceptional workers, clean and quiet as much as possible for this job. From the old roof removable to the finish. Hard workers!
viking gutter serviceviking gutter service
Sandra D.
Mario was the first roof responder right out of the gate to come do an assessment on the house. He was very informative and very honest and up front right away. He answered pretty much every question without beating around the bush or dazzling with jargon we didn’t understand, but most of all he made us feel at ease about the job at hand and spoke to us on our level of expertise...not his level, which we appreciated very much. Throughout the entire process he worked with us, kept us up to date and had us check the work done for the day. Even when the roof project had hinges in it that they’d never encountered before, we were very impressed with the way they handled those difficult situations that arose and the actions they took to correct them. Professional, patient, listens to the customer intently (which we appreciated)...and during those difficult situations...went above and beyond to get the project on the right track. Mario is someone you felt comfortable to work with and his crew were very courteous and mindful to wear masks. He educated us on the roof project and what materials were used and why, gave us smart choices that not only made the roof waterproof, but also made the skylight that was replaced waterproof with an innovative design that channels the water around the skylight, not create another pocket of water...the roof is beautiful and functional (no more leaks!) and we love the roof and the beautiful skylight!
Time Change RoofingTime Change Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar was very quick and prompt. The entire experience was very professional. He recommended patching the roof for the winter and taking care of the renovation in summer. He also provided a quick estimate after looking at the cracks with a couple of different options for the patching material. We ended up using wet cement due to the ongoing rains but I have not observed a leak for the last 3 days, after the work was done. I have already recommended him to a friend. I will definitely call him in summer as well.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Josefa R.
Not knowing much about roofs, I had to trust what I was being told . Regardless, I had an Emergency due to the leak in my Sun room during the rain and David was there to help solve the problem. He came and did the work the next day and fixed the problem. He took pictures of the finished work and gave me a 10 year warranty, and assured me i can call him if any problem occurs. Pricewise I can't give an opinions as I didn't get a chance to compare pricing as the job was an Emergency. But David was professional in dealingwith customers.
Jr Roofing & Gutter service inc.Jr Roofing & Gutter service inc.
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