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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 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 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.

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.

Do roofers offer remote or virtual services?

To find out the degree to which a roofing service can operate remotely, it’s best to contact local roofers and roofing repair specialists near you.

See if they will schedule a video call so that you can show them the project and get an idea of the cost. This will also allow them to give you recommendations on the type of roofing material, and the best time of year to do the project. You might also be able to book a roof installation or repair service far out in advance.

Reviews for Clearwater roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
No call no show for two appointments for roofing job
Bay To Bay Roofing, LLCBay To Bay Roofing, LLC
Cynthia P.
After several challenges, this contractor met the challenge and completed our roof. Our roof looks beautiful and we are happy to share any further comments with individuals upon request.
Good2Go Roofing and Construction LLCGood2Go Roofing and Construction LLC
Glenn G.
Nothing but great things to say about Blake Co Roofing.
Blake Co RoofingBlake Co Roofing
Ryan H.
They did an amazing job on the roof of our new home. We knew the roof had issues and needed replaced immediately. They got us in quickly and we’re finished in record time. Our roof was approximately 3900 sq ft with a lot of water damage. They kept us informed throughout the entire process, the crew was very nice and cleaned up throughly. I would definitely recommend this company.
Good2Go Roofing and Construction LLCGood2Go Roofing and Construction LLC
Jared P.
Good job repairing broken tiles on my roof and adding some leak protection.
Castle Roofing & ConstructionCastle Roofing & Construction
Al C.
Really great job guys, Thankyou! You will definitely be first on our list when we need a replacement roof.
A.B.T. Roofing & Restoration, LLCA.B.T. Roofing & Restoration, LLC
Tammy T.
I have had an intermittent leak for the last two years. I called multiple roofing companies. They either said I needed a whole new roof or just refused to look at it at all because they didn’t do “repairs.” Troy responded quickly, worked out an appointment time, was flexible. He went on the roof and showed me pictures so I understood what needed to be done. He then gave me a quote which I thought was very fair and affordable. He completed the work when he said he would and provided after pictures as well. He was very professional. I will not hesitate to use Bucks Roofing again. I only wish I had known of this company two years ago.
Bucks roofing & constructionBucks roofing & construction
Cathy M.
Brian was great with explaining everything we needed done. Kenny and his crew worked three days in a row with hardly any breaks. Cleaned constantly throughout the day and before they went home double check all around the house and drive way for nails. Roof looks wonder. Deanne in the office is lovely. Thank you all. We highly recommend Castle Roofing.
Castle Roofing & ConstructionCastle Roofing & Construction
Jovan K.
Really enjoyed working with this company. Troy gave excellent customer service and was very informative. He was quick with fixing our roof issue and paid attention to detail
Bucks roofing & constructionBucks roofing & construction
Mike A.
Tim and crew did a leak repair and roof maintenance job on my roof. Although too early to assess the quality, the promptness, attention to details and work ethics were evident. The work comes with a two year warranty and I have no doubt they will honor it. The office manager, Ariel was polite, responsive and courteous during the quote/scheduling/payment process. I will surely call on Blake Co in the future and recommend them to family and friends
Blake Co RoofingBlake Co Roofing
Barbara H.
Hello. I contacted company for general information if I were to purchase a home and need a new roof. Unfortunately, this company needs to be "on-site". For me, this did not help me. I really don't know what a new roof costs. So thankfully another company tried to give a general idea. I realize one has to be on site. Now a days people work from computers and are able to pull things from satellite and such. If home works out I will have to see if rates are competitive.
Expert RoofersExpert Roofers
Daniel G.
I just got a new roof on my small cottage in Clearwater. I was replacing an old roof that needed a fair amount of repair. Beams did a great job. Gary is a true pro who knows his stuff. He is responsive, courteous and very knowledgeable. He did what he said he was going to do- on time and of great quality. You’ll always get a return call promptly. I would use Beams and Gary again without hesitation. It was a pleasure dealing with them.
Majestic Remodeling & RoofingMajestic Remodeling & Roofing
Paul M.
Rainy season is very busy for any roofer as everyone finds out they have a leak during this time. I contacted Kavin based on his good reviews. We are going on our third try of fixing an issue but so-far Kavin has made the time to come out and try again. He has many years of experience in roofing and educated me on some things that I never knew could be possible issues. I'm looking towards beating this roof issue so I can move onto other projects around the house.
Kavin’s roof worksKavin’s roof works
Karen G.
We couldn’t be happier to have connected with Kavin. He was very knowledgeable about our roofing issue and gave us options. He was able to do the work same day and at a fair price. We will definitely be reaching out to Kavin for future work. Highly recommend.
Kavin’s roof worksKavin’s roof works
Barbara H.
Called Beams for a quote that I May need. Wanted to get a "general" idea of roof's cost on west coast. Mr. Wes Beams contacted me and gave me general information that was helpful. His response was quick and in an appropriate context of what I asked. Thank you for going the extra step for a potential customer.
Majestic Remodeling & RoofingMajestic Remodeling & Roofing
Al C.
We were really happy with the service provided by mike, Amanda & team. As a new home owner they were super patient and explained everything to me- helped me make the right choices and were happy to take care of minor add ons (such as patching up ceiling from prior leaks). They were 25% cheaper than their closest competitor but I also felt very comfortable with their service and they were able to install a Sun tube which other quotes wanted me to organize separately. Thankyou Omega Roofing!
Omega Roofer LLCOmega Roofer LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I signed their proposal for roofing work on Friday July 22nd, 2016 after being assured the work could be accomplished the next day. Two hours later I was called and told they would not be able to do the work until July 30th. On July 30th I was called and told they would do the work on either August 2nd or 3rd. That didn't happen either. I called daily leaving messages, with no return calls until August 9th when Mr Rice said he was unable to do the job he had written the proposal for. What an unreliable outfit!
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