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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. 

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.

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 lifespans for different materials: 

Roofing material Lifespan
Asphalt 20 years
Metal 40-80 years
Copper 70 years
Clay/Concrete 100+ years
Slate 60-250 years
Simulated Slate 10-35 years

Source: InterNACHI

There are a variety of roofing materials available and appropriate for residential applications. When choosing roofing materials, it's essential to consider the look you want, your budget and the climate in your area. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials because they are affordable and relatively easy to install. They come in various colors and styles designed to last decades if properly maintained. Asphalt shingle roofs also have a higher fire resistance than other roofing materials (like wood shakes), making them an ideal choice for homes in areas prone to wildfires or other natural disasters. 

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer superior durability, fire-resistance and energy efficiency compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They are available in various colors and styles, making them a good option if you want more customization options. Metal roofs also require less maintenance than other types of roofing materials. 

Tile roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long-term durability and multiple style options. Tile roofs can have great longevity with proper maintenance, making them an ideal choice for those who don’t want to replace their roof too often. Tile roofs typically cost more than asphalt shingle or metal roofs, so if budget is an issue, this might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that tile roofs are often made out of clay or concrete — both of which are durable.

Slate roofs are known for lasting a lifetime, which means you probably won't have to replace this type of roof. Slate is durable, a curb-appeal booster and a favorite among homeowners. Just keep in mind it can get a bit pricey.

No matter which type of material you choose, make sure that you hire a top-rated professional who knows how to properly install your home's new roof. Search Thumbtack for roofing contractors and companies in your area today.

Related: Buying guide: How to choose the best roof shingles.

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.

Why should I get a roof inspection?

In short, a roof inspection can help protect your home while saving you money in the long run.

Roof inspections provide homeowners with crucial information about the condition of their roofing system. A professional inspector will search your roof for signs of damage that could lead to severe damage and trigger the need for expensive repairs down the road. Start searching for a top-rated roof inspector near you today.

 

What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

Reviews for Fort Lauderdale roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Repaired and couple of spots in the roof from critter damage. Fair prices, reliable and would recommend for roofs and roof issues.
Dolphin RoofingDolphin Roofing
Ana S.
Very happy with our roof repair work by arod Guy Roofing
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Joel G.
The guys at Masis roofing did an excellent job. Replaced an old roof patch that went bad on my flat roof and also coated the entire flat roof in an elastomeric paint which has made my garage considerably cooler. I’ll be using Masis for all my roofing needs going forward.
Masis RoofingMasis Roofing
Seng L.
Did an excellent job and made sure the roof was repaired by sealing a bigger portion if the roof.
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Anil B.
Marcos was responsive and professional. They fixed the roof in a timely manner. He explained what was happening with the roof and fixed it quickly.
Costamar MaintenanceCostamar Maintenance
Shanta B.
Great job. Very reasonable price. Had to replace a couple of shingles on roof. Came and took photos to show completion on roof.
Costamar MaintenanceCostamar Maintenance
Joseph Y.
Francisco is very knowledgeable and will err on the side of fairness. We asked Masis Roofing and other roofers about replacing our roof knowing that we didn't need it. Masis Roofing gave great advise cautiously saying that we didn't need a new roof whereas another company was eager to give us a price and a date to start, and thats why we hired them, Masis Roofing wasn't trying to sell us something we didn't need.
Masis RoofingMasis Roofing
Mike S.
Great job on our roof
Main Market  Industries Sales and Services Corp.Main Market Industries Sales and Services Corp.
Max L.
Rod didn't think my roof was leaking at this time. His honesty was greatly appreciated. I will definitely call him, if the roof leaks in the future.
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Ganesh S.
Andy and crew are very hard working and skillful. They are affordable for roof related jobs. I strongly recommend this company to anyone who needs roof work.
New America ConstructionNew America Construction
First Property 3120, LLC A.
Customer service was great replied in a timely manner. Tech work on my roof and fixed all issues provided information for long term future roof solutions.
Prestige TechnologiesPrestige Technologies
Lindsay w.
Rafael came out on very short notice and was very responsive and punctual. He examined my roof because of our leak in the ceiling and was very honest and said it wasn’t the roof. He was very professional and I would hire him in the future if I did have a roof leak.
Amigo Construction Services Corp.Amigo Construction Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Had a roof leak, needed the entire roof replaced ASAP and Roofing Max quickly tackled the job. Eugene worked diligently with the City of Tamarac to obtain the necessary permits to complete this project in a timely manner. He and his crew were absolute professionals. Eugene kept me apprised of the progress without me having to contact him. His crew even repaired part of my neighbor's roof after her roofer did a botched job. Eugene also helped me in getting new gutters installed on my house. Definitely went above and beyond. Highly recommend Roofing Max and Eugene to handle all your roof repairs/replacement needs!
ROOFTOP TECH INC.ROOFTOP TECH INC.
Michelle L.
I gave Masis Roofing five stars because he delivered excellence in work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality. I will be hiring Masis Roofing again.
Masis RoofingMasis Roofing
Jim M.
Eli roof restoration did a great job with a small roof repair at my house. They were very responsive and easy to work with and I had quick resolution to my issue. Thanks Eli roof restoration for quickly remedying my issue before it became a bigger one! Thanks again!
Eli roof restoration and constructionEli roof restoration and construction
Kyle M.
Awesome service, would highly recommend, Leo should get 10 stars. Had my roofing problem fixed in no time, very good pricing for roof repair work.
LC Roofing & General Contracting
Myrna A.
I had a roof leak over my front door overhang. The previous roofer said I Needed a new roof. I researched and called Rod Guy because of his outstanding credentials. I figured hundreds of reviews couldn’t be wrong. We made an appointment with him he was professional and honest. He reassured me that I did not need a new roof I just needed a roof repair. That in itself save me thousands of dollars. Today my roof was repaired. He sent me pics of everything that was repaired. All work was done To the highest quality. Five stars is not enough!
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Terek G.
Marco, did a quality roof repair at a reasonable price. Recommend
Costamar MaintenanceCostamar Maintenance
Ross p.
If you are in need of roof repair work in Broward, look no further. In addition to a roof leak on my barrel tile roof, I also needed replacement of several fascia boards. I found Rod to be super honest, reasonably priced and professional. Customer satisfaction is priority for him and his team. He is super responsive and ensures that his team does a quality job and keeps his customer informed throughout the process. Hopefully you will never need roof repair work, but if you do Rod is your "Guy".
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Yessika N.
We recently hired Roofing Max to fix a leaky roof. This company delivered what they promised. They provided a quote made in the most professional way. Their prices were excellent. Amanda is very efficient. Thank you!
ROOFTOP TECH INC.ROOFTOP TECH INC.
Mehulkumar A.
Rod was an amazing person. He is very prompt starting from initial appointment until the work is finished. They did an excellent roof repair. He even send pictures through the work and give you an update. He makes sure that the repair is done correctly. He stands by his words and that's all matters. I found a rof guy whom I can trust for any future roof repair. (I hope I never get roof leak again). I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to get roof leak checked/repair to atleast call Rod Guy Roofers once. You won't be disappointed. Thank you once again Rod Guy Roofers for fixing my roof leaks.
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Catalina S.
Rod came by my house this morning to check out a flat roof. Not only did he check the flat roof and was honest enough to tell me nothing was wrong with it but he checked the rest of the roof and found something that needed to be fixed I would have never known about, he was honest and we were very comfortable with him. You can tell he really cares! Thank you!
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Fort Lauderdale 2.
Great communication with Ulysses. Was able to heighten my flat roof as per Insurance request.
Mar Elite RoofingMar Elite Roofing
Tom M.
Rod and his team did great work at fixing the leak in my roof. So good I also hired him to seal a flat roof as well. He sends photos of his work in progress and completed all of the work as expected and one time.
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
Chris M.
Rod and his crew came out and provided a quote and fixed my roof leaf the same day. I would highly recommend using Rod for all your roof needs. Rod is an honest and fair guy which is hard to find in the service industry.
Rod Guy RooferRod Guy Roofer
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