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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 Sunnyvale roofing professionals
Cameron O.
Lozano roofing installed a new dryer vent on my roof. The workmanship of the job is excellent. Caesar was responsive in scheduling and following through with the job on time and efficiency. I would hire him again for a small job or A complete new roof.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Ajay P.
Jose did an awesome job replacing my roof. He is very professional and responsive. I recommend them for any roof replacement job.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Lozano found all problems on the roof and water gutter and fixed them.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Dave S.
Mel and team made quick work of my roof and gutter project, and were very professional. Thanks Mel!
Mel's RoofingMel's Roofing
DeAnna H.
Ardons was terrific. They did a wonderful job of my roof for a very reasonable price. They were professional, punctual, and responded quickly.
Ardons roofing, Payment plan AvailableArdons roofing, Payment plan Available
Thumbtack Customer
Jose is nice and friendly, and knows what he is doing. He fixed my roof leak very quickly and professionally.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Israel repaired a section of roof where we had two leaks. He was prompt and professional. He showed me everything going on before, during, and post repair.
Artistry Roofing ServicesArtistry Roofing Services
Jocelyn H.
We had a great experience working with Ardons roofing company. We had our whole house reroofed with shingles and new gutters installed. The crew were professional and punctual, also did some exterior fixing for us. It’s pretty easy to communicate too, we will ask for something need to get fixed and they will respond quickly. Now we have a beautiful and robust new roof so no need to worry about the rain ;)
Ardons roofing, Payment plan AvailableArdons roofing, Payment plan Available
Dean G.
Cesar Lorenzo is a hard working young businessman. I am very pleased with my roof and conducting all aspects of entire reroofing of my home. I recommend him highly.
Lozano Roofing ServicesLozano Roofing Services
Claire X.
The experience working with David and crew was great! David was very prompt to schedule appointment during this busy raining season. He fixed our leaking roof and along with the broken gutter. The work comes with a 2-year warranty.
Jr Roofing & Gutter service incJr Roofing & Gutter service inc
Jimmy C.
Jose and his team did a great job for repairing the roof of my shed in time, fast and proper. He is a easy to communicate and fast to action. I am satisfied to his work and would recommend his work to fellow homeowners.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Jan Y.
I'd give 0 star if I can, I wasted $1500 hiring Jose / Bryan's Construction to fix my roof. Jose seemed nice and honest at first; he quoted $1100 and promised 2 year warranty. He quoted verbally and didn't give me a written estimate which I should have taken as a warning sign. When Jose told me the roof was repaired I saw a big ugly patch on my roof (as show in my picture). I asked Jose to do a proper repair and he asked for additional payment, which I paid. Then the rain came and the roof was still leaking, I contacted Jose and he responded that he was busy. Subsequently I contacted Jose many times and he stopped responding at all. Eventually I had to hire another contractor to fix the leak since the rain was getting worse. Later I found out Bryan's Construction is not a legitimate construction company, Dept of consumer affairs does not show a contractor's license for this company and I cannot locate an actual business address (Even his company name on thumbtack is spelled wrong as "Contruction"). I'm not sure if there's any recourse to get my money back. Unless you are 100% sure your job only needs a one time fix, do not hire Bryan's Construction / Jose Mendoza.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Ramon seems like a nice guy, trying to earn money for college by doing this work on side. He told me he was licensed and insured since beginning. Wanted to give him a chance to repair the flat roof since he was just starting out his business. However, he cancelled the first appointment for repair (potentially a family problem). Came for the 2nd one, but couldn't produce either the contractor license number or insurance paperwork, despite me asking for weeks. I had to put the job on hold without these two pieces of information.
R&M Roofing IncR&M Roofing Inc
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