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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 Sherman Oaks roofing professionals
Jeremy B.
Berry did a great job at fixing my roof. He was readily available and immediately assessed the situation. He came back a couple days later with his crew and fixed the roof. I would highly recommend him and hire him again for future roof work!
Atlas RoofingAtlas Roofing
Trish K.
I needed what I hoped was a roof repair. I called Golden Winter Roofing and Santiago was able to come out the next day and provide an estimate. He was prompt and courteous even though I’d double booked another estimate. He graciously agreed to accommodate me however I needed. Once there he went over all options available to me he informed me that I indeed needed a new roof and not a repair as I had hoped. I had several contractors bid the job and the consensus was the same it could not be repaired. Santiago provided an estimate on site and stated he was able to start the next day. Santiago was the fairest of them all by far. The fact that he was able to give an estimate on site and start right away was a relief because I was in a time crunch and needed to make a decision on a contractor right away. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Things worked out so that I was able to postpone the job but when I am ready to redo the roof Santiago will definitely be the one I call.
Golden Winter Roofing IncGolden Winter Roofing Inc
Maksim K.
Vincent the owner was super nice and he is not like other boses he came to work with his workers to make sure your roof is done correctly. He went beyond fixing my roof. He fixed plases we did not see because my roof had lots of stuff on it. Over the cours of 3 vists we became good frinds. He is super nice and charges honestly. For the work he did I should of paid close to $3500 but he charged me only $1725. I told him my mom Died and him and his wife gave me $25 to put flowers on the grave he understood how much I lowed my mom. If you hire Vincent you want regret it.
VA RoofingVA Roofing
Zach S.
It was raining. Hard. And it was clear I had a leak! Within in moments of posting on Thumbtack, We Do Handyman responded to my needs. We spoke briefly so I could describe the issue in more detail, and Geoff was at my house less than 40 minutes later and ready to get on my roof in the rain to fix the issue. He could have charged me a lot more for the emergency rush and the circumstances - and I would have paid it...but he was fair, quick and very helpful.
We Do Handyman ServicesWe Do Handyman Services
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