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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 Largo roofing professionals
Debra H.
Needed quote on roof replacement. Brian from Castle Roofing was the only one of 3 recommendations, that actually followed up& kept in contact.
Castle Roofing & ConstructionCastle Roofing & Construction
Scott G.
Brian from Castle Roofing gave me a fair price quote and was upfront about what was needed to fix my fascia/roof. He didn’t try and push anything extra that I didn’t need. Frank, his roofing repair guy was very friendly and did a good job with my repair.
Castle Roofing & ConstructionCastle Roofing & Construction
Dominique T.
The metal roof done by the Worrel group is absolutely gorgeous and it seems to be pretty durable. I feel that they really did a good job about it, but there was just few things I didn't like. We did not have a regular communication and also there was a ton of remaining nails around the house after they left. A surprise was to get somebody fix my gutters because the roof gets over it and don't function properly anymore, but that could be normal for a metal roof. The last thing is that it took so long for everything to be completed, especially the final paperwork, that I lost my insurance in between for 2 weeks.
Farfan Development Inc.Farfan Development Inc.
Robin M.
Thank you Brandon, I will not hesitate to refer you to everyone I know. You are going to make this the quality roofing company it should be.
A.C.E.'s RoofingA.C.E.'s Roofing
Jennifer M.
Thank you Nu Tech roofing! You guys did an amazing job at a great price! Very professional and wonderful service. I highly recommend!!
NuTech Roofing & Construction Inc.
Annette M.
Although he knows about roofs and repairs, I can't express enough on getting a WRITTEN estimate of ALL work he promised for his price.
Mr Roofix LLCMr Roofix LLC
Rafael S.
Blake Team was great from beginning to end. They were professional the entire time and provide a thorough explanation of the work. We are happy with the output and fully recommend for roofing services.
Blake Co RoofingBlake Co Roofing
Lisa L.
Jorge and Erik and everyone on their team were completely professional and did a fantastic job on my roof. They answered all of my questions and helped me understand every step. I would definitely use their services again.
Florida Shelter Roofing LLC.Florida Shelter Roofing LLC.
Dex O.
Tim was personable and experienced. He took me on the roof to show me around and point out the potential issues he saw for my leak (none of the other interested parties even offered that). He offered a reasonable price to fix all of them, as opposed to a few specific ones, while remaining price-competitive with the more specific fixes. The big selling point was the 2-year warranty on the entire roof that he offered after fixing all of the potential points he identified. The work was done over a single afternoon and I assume it is good, but it's hard for me know. The appointment for the fix happened to be a week into the covid-19 lockdown, so all interaction at that point was done remotely. He came over and fixed the roof while I stayed inside and then he called me before he left to discuss what's next, so as to not risk potential exposure but still be on site to do something if needed. I was sent an invoice that I could pay digitally, something I've never received from other pros I have hired. The only reason I took off one star (giving 4 instead of 5) is because I don't know yet if the repairs stopped the leak. Tim instilled high confidence in me that they will, but it could be another 6 months before I have actual results to *know*. Update (05/06/2020): The roof held up for a number of "normal" rainstorms (and maybe a couple of heavy ones too, I can't remember), but then leaked in the same spot after a really heavy storm last week. I sent Tim a message about the leak when I noticed it and within 24 hours he was at my house and on the roof taking a look at things. I'm very happy with the commitment to his service and the fast response time.
Blake Co RoofingBlake Co Roofing
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