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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

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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 Homestead roofing professionals
Roberto R.
I shopped around for roof replacement and Emmanuel roofing was one of the most reasonable. One of the deciding factors was their ability to start the job quickly. The job was supposed to start in February (2020). The start date kept getting delayed and then COVID struck in March. Long story short, after a lot of back and forth communication (mostly initiated by me), the roof was installed in June 2020. Although communication wasn’t the best prior to them starting the roof, Carlos was always professional. I know last year was a trying time for everybody. Once they started the roof the communication drastically improved. Carlos would send status updates and pictures of the roof replacement. After they started removing shingle, they found out I had a triple roof (new roof laid on top of old roof) which increased the price of the roof replacement. At the end of the day, the job was done and it was good quality work at a fair price. The job itself only took a few days. After installation, I noticed the dryer vent in the attic was broken/not well secured to the roof anymore. I’ll have to now call somebody to repair the dryer vent. My recommendation, if you decide to go with them, is to write down a start date (or time frame) in your contract. He will hold you to their robust contract which is written to protect their business.
Emmanuel C.S.M.S Roofing LLC.Emmanuel C.S.M.S Roofing LLC.
Jorge G.
Replacing your roof is a big deal in terms of cost, appearance, and home protection so you want to make a good decision. Based on my recent experience, you will not go wrong with Alonso Roofing. Most of my interaction was with Johnny, owner of Alonso Roofing. He is knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. He explained everything clearly and patiently. The estimate also was very professional and clear. The team that actually did the work was great. They also were very patient with my many questions and very good about cleaning up after each work day--and they are very hard workers. I was lucky to book Alonso Roofing to replace the roof because they are in such demand and now I know why. The price was very reasonable and straightforward and they obtained the proper city permit. The City inspector said the work was very well done. Thank you Johnny, Miguel, Blanka and the Alonso Roofing crew!!
Alonso RoofingAlonso Roofing
Randall I.
Eric Waters made it a great pleasure to have to re-roof our home. It was time and we wanted to make sure it was done professionally. Their extra mile in so many ways made it a great overall experience. Their entire office staff and roofer team were so conscientious of the process and did everything they could to make all things right. They also did a great job of the clean up of any debris throughout the yard. We recommend Fraser Roofing FL to everyone who wants a perfectly roofed home, reasonably priced and wants it done right.
Fraser Roofing FL, LLCFraser Roofing FL, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I called Kingdom Vision about fixing a leak in my roof. Azziz came out and gave an estimate. He was professional and knowledgeable. His price was fair and his team did the job quickly. I would highly recommend the company!
Kingdom Vision ConstructionKingdom Vision Construction
Patrick W.
Great work by Kingdom Vision. I had a Spanish tile roof repaired and pressure washed. Their quote was lower than a few other companies I solicited. Only recommendation is to improve the communications with your customers. The initial inspection and quote visit was coordinated and expected. The subsequent visits were not coordinated ahead of time; the workers just showed up unannounced.
Kingdom Vision ConstructionKingdom Vision Construction
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