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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 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 Ventura roofing professionals
Mac M.
Ambrez roofing did an absolutely superior job on my house roof in 2.5 days and at a good price. I recommend Mr. Ambrez to anyone needing a roof.
Ambriz RoofingAmbriz Roofing
Lisa T.
We hired the best contractor ever to do a roof repair. The whole team was helpful and we enjoyed working with them! NEMA Roofing Solutions went above and beyond with their services and affordable rates.
NEMA Roofing SolutionsNEMA Roofing Solutions
Sarah C.
It was the first time we used a roofing company, and they were professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. We would use Richard’s services again. We are very pleased with how they handled our roofing repairs.
NEMA Roofing SolutionsNEMA Roofing Solutions
Dave k.
We have a beautiful, newly repaired roof and our house looks great! We are very pleased with the service provided by Richard and his team. We’re happy we found them. Never thought we would meet a roofing company at Oxnard that can do a better job than them. They are simply the best!!
NEMA Roofing SolutionsNEMA Roofing Solutions
Coral A.
Brett's Roofing - answered right away, was patient and flexible with me, came out late in the day to complete the necessary work and then some. He explained the problem and took care of it very quickly. He told me what I could do in the way of maintenance to prevent the problem in the future and saved me time and money. If you're looking for somebody who's honest, knows what he's doing, responds quickly, does a great job, and saves you money, this is your man. Thanks, Bretts Roofing!
Bretts Roofing Repairs/Rain Gutter Services.Bretts Roofing Repairs/Rain Gutter Services.
Ken H.
Outstanding service in every respect. Quick response, on time arrival, through inspection and precise identification and repair of roof leak. I would definitely call upon them again and wholeheartedly recommend them to others.
Atlas RoofingAtlas Roofing
Chris K.
I am very happy with the service I received from this company. The workers were neat, clean, and courteous. Richard was very professional and informative. He is clearly knowledgeable about the services provided. I already recommended them to some of our friends who needed roof repairs done.
NEMA Roofing SolutionsNEMA Roofing Solutions
Terri W.
I am very happy to write a review for this company. I usually steer clear of businesses who do not have good reviews on them. Therefore, it is my pleasure to rate this company as follows: Avi was my representative who contacted me after I requested an estimate for roof repair. He maintained excellent communication with me from the time he responded to my request until the time he showed up to complete my estimate and provide a quote. He was very attentive to my needs and listened to what I was looking for at this time. He did not try to upsell me or push things on me that I was not prepared for or financially unable to do. His inspection of my roof was thorough and he was very honest with me in what work that needed to be done at this time. I opted for just repair at this time and this was done in an affordable and expeditious manner. Being a single woman I was very comfortable with Avi and did not feel that I was being taken advantage of financially with this not being in my course and scope of expertise. I highly recommend this company for any roofing issues that need attention. I felt their price was fair, timely on repair, and professional at all times. Thank you Avi. I appreciate doing business with you.
Arana roofingArana roofing
John R.
Very impressed with the on-location response. Arrived less than 24 hours after my inquiry. Explanation was exceptional. Presentation answered all my questions! Here is an update.. Work was completed as scheduled.. All workers were polite and professional... Work was completed with no extra charges and the cleanup was exceptional... Couldn't have asked for a better experience with this company!! I highly recommend Avi and his crew!! The replacement roof looks awesome and guaranteed for life!! And at great price too!! Stop your searching and give him a call... you will not be disappointed!!
Arana roofingArana roofing
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