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Q & A

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 Cape Coral roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
We contacted Alex at Cape Coral Roofing on 12/4/15 for a roofing repair we needed done ASAP. Alex immediately replied; sent Abel within 2 hours to quote the job and Alex & Abel completed our roof repair the next day! It was a pleasure dealing with Alex & Abel! They understood the urgency of our roof repair and came thru for us. We would highly recommend Cape Coral Roofing for any Roofing needs. John & Christine Weber
Cape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal IncCape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc
Gary D.
Very knowledgeable, on time, did more than he needed . I would use Royal Roofing for all me roof repair neerds.
Royal RoofingRoyal Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Roman did some repairs on roof- high, low nails and sealing. Excellent service/results. Dave and Chris very professional and knowledgeable. Also got a price for re roof and it was the lowest of the three I got. Would recommend this company highly for repair or a new roof
Roman Roofing Inc.Roman Roofing Inc.
Christy S.
Alex came out the same day to address a roof leak I discovered after a heavy downpour. He patched the roof and stopped the leak. Would recommend!
Cape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal IncCape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc
Geoff M.
Roof leak began while I was on the road. They responded almost immediately to my request for help and reshingled part of the roof the next day. Extremely happy with the work.
Cape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal IncCape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc
Thumbtack Customer
resurfaced roof all went according to plan
Roman Roofing Inc.Roman Roofing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Roof repair great job Alex was very professional
Cape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal IncCape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc
Sten Z.
We like our new roof and how it was done,
Protek Roofing, Heating, & AirProtek Roofing, Heating, & Air
Christy S.
I was told by four roofing contractors over the last week that I needed to replace my 6 year old flat roof after I experienced a small leak during a hard rain. Royal Roofing accessed my roof and basically explained to me that I didn’t need to replace it yet and why. They went the high road and that’s something I will remember in the future. I will recommend them to others as well as use them whenever I need a roof repair. This father/son duo is honest and that’s hard to come by these days. Give these guys a shot, you won’t regret it.
Royal RoofingRoyal Roofing
Benjamin V.
Ruben is running an amazing roof company. Very profesional and get the job done as he tells you. I received pictures during demo as he mentions. Roof was done in 5 days (demo, inspection, install of new one). I highly recommend Ruben for your roof replacement or repairs. Price is super competitive and qality was above my expectection.
Gabisa Construction IncGabisa Construction Inc
Joe M.
Yes I contacted second to none roofing through thumbtack.com and the next day I was contacted by Joe from the company and they came out that day and gave a estimate and repaired my roof in couple hours, had the shingles on the truck they did a great job I appreciate there honesty and hard work. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a repair on their roof. Thanks again Joe
Second To None RoofingSecond To None Roofing
Wendy L.
Bob was really great to work with. He responds within minutes if you have questions and monitors everything from the roof tear off, rebuild and gutters. We highly recommend using Ristow Builds if you need a new roof.
Ristow Builds LLCRistow Builds LLC
Kathy L.
Very responsive and we’re able to get my roof repaired quickly! Completely satisfied and would recommend
B&R ConstructionB&R Construction
Jen J.
Out of all the roofers that contacted me through 'Thumbtack', Roman Roofing was the ONLY one that did exactly what they said they were going to do. (From scheduling appointments; to getting quality roof repairs, and most important a decent price.) Ralph, Chris & the rest of the team got the job done.
Roman Roofing Inc.Roman Roofing Inc.
JAMES G.
RUEBEN EXPLAINED ALL STEPS FOR THE REMOVING OF OLD ROOF AND INSTALL OF THE NEW. HE TOOK HIS TIME TO INSPECT THE EXISTING ROOF AND WHAT MATERIALS WERE GOING TO BE USED ON THE PROJECT AND WHY. SO FAR SO GOOD! PASSED THE INSPECTION, WAITING FOR THE INSTALL OF NEW SHINGLES. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM ANY TIME!!
Gabisa Construction IncGabisa Construction Inc
Vincent l.
Very respectfull and informative at what they saw in my roof problem. Didnt try to overcharge me; a very fair price for a good job.
Royal home service Of southwest FLRoyal home service Of southwest FL
Tim P.
Contacted me immediately. Showed up when they said. Completed minor roof repairs and gutters. Thank you! Would definitely recommend Brent & Ryan!
B&R ConstructionB&R Construction
Skyler M.
Lewie with Royal Roofing was incredibly fast on his response to my needs online and even though he had a busy workload, he made my project a priority as he knew I was in a time crunch trying to help my sellers get their home sold. His professionalism, attention to my needs and his quality of work have placed him in my top partner list in my real estate network as having high quality companies with prompt response and attention to detail are imperative to successful closings. Any roofing needs my clients or I need in the future will be in the hands of Lewie and Royal Roofing. Thanks, Lewie!!
Royal RoofingRoyal Roofing
Barbara K.
Love my new roof! They installed additional ridge vents plus a solar fan and completed the job on time and budget. I would definitely recommend them!
Roman Roofing Inc.Roman Roofing Inc.
Omar H.
This is hands down the best roofing company in SW Florida. Rich and his team did an amazing job on our home. His prices are fair and his work is amazing!
Galvano Construction, LLCGalvano Construction, LLC
Gary G.
I cannot even begin to express how impressed we are with Gabisa Construction Inc. Ruben showed up on time, gave us a fair and very detailed estimate. He stayed in constant contact and handled all the paperwork. They provided the finest quality materials and completed the project in a very timely manner. His crew was very professional and took care of our home like it were their own. I really appreciate that they brought in a wheeled trailer to haul away the nearly 3 tons of debris from the old roof. (My last roofing contractor in Jacksonville damaged my driveway with their dumpster.) I highly recommend if you are in the Cape Coral/Ft Myers or surrounding areas and need a roofing contractor, call Ruben, he will treat you like family!
Gabisa Construction IncGabisa Construction Inc
James F.
Initially I called Royal Roofing about a roof problem, possible leak, and discovered I had more than one problem. My A/C unit was causing a problem along with problems with some of the shingles. The estimate was free and the service was fast. They showed up on time as promised, performed the work professionally and courteously. They cleaned up after their work was completed, presented me with a reasonable bill for their services and promised follow-up if needed. Who could ask for more from a contractor.
Royal RoofingRoyal Roofing
Keith C.
We will definitely recommend Professional Roofing. They did what they said they would do, kept in contact with us & did a quality job, thank you, we will use your company again if needed.
Professional Roofing technicianProfessional Roofing technician
Chris B.
Maria and her team were great. Needed some small roof repair and gutter work from Ian, then added to project to have them install gutter guards. Everything was great about experience.
Best Choice Roofing LLCBest Choice Roofing LLC
Kay H.
I am glad I chose Gabisa Construction. Very knowledgeable, professional not to mention my roof looks great. When unforeseen problems came up the men soldiered thru, and the results show. I would hire them again and recommend them.
Gabisa Construction IncGabisa Construction Inc
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