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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 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

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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 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 North Port roofing professionals
Kevin F.
Roof installation went very well. The outside of the house was kept neat, there was never a mess. Bob was very professional and up front about all costs. Answered all questions immediately and kept us informed of any time changes for the project. Would highly recommend him.
Ristow Builds LLCRistow Builds LLC
Amy M.
Bob came out and provided an in depth and detailed estimate for my roof replacement. They arrived right on time to start the job and completed it in 2 days. He sent drone pictures and explanations of the progress while I was at work. Bob is quick to respond to any questions. I have already recommended him to my Co worker!
Ristow Builds LLCRistow Builds LLC
Gary T.
It’s all about honesty with these two gentleman. They arrived promptly as they said they would. They came from Palmetto to North Port, over an hour in travel time. I told them I had a roof leak with three estimates in at $2500, 2200 and 1800. He quickly did a water test with my hose to find the leak by going into my crawl space extensively. Only one of the previous three estimates did that, only to take a peek. He found the leak and patched, sealed, replaced shingles /flashing in the problem area. The charge was $600, with a one year guarantee, at least $1500 in savings from the other estimates. The other contractors were assuming where the leak was coming from and would replace unnecessary roofing materials. Again, work ethic and honesty prevailed. I highly recommend Dry Guys. Thanks again!
Dry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLCDry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLC
Edwin a.
Had a great experience getting my roof taken care of with Bob. He responded to my text messages and emails very quickly even though I was not the fastest on getting this job started and then when I needed it done immediately he was on top of it. Great to work with great value would recommend I am actually seeking to work with him again already on another project.
Ristow Builds LLCRistow Builds LLC
Jim G.
I can't say enough good things about American Demo/Roofing Repair. Brian; his foreman, Kurtis; and the entire crew were top notch. They were here exactly when they said they would be, and they showed the highest degree of professionalism, respect and courtesy. Their price was fair and the work quality was excellent. With all the rain we've been having, they had fallen a little behind schedule. So when we had one sunny day, Brian put several crew members on the project and made sure to get the job done before the rain started again. The crew worked almost non-stop until the job was complete. They really care about their work and the people who they're doing the work for. I was thoroughly impressed with the company and everyone involved, especially Brian and Kurtis. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone!
All-American Demo/Roofing/Repair LLCAll-American Demo/Roofing/Repair LLC
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