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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a roofer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a roofer, choose virtual platforms like video chats instead of face-to-face consultations. When the roofer is working on your roof, avoid any physical contact, sanitize all involved spaces and surfaces, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Reviews for Sarasota roofing professionals
Kristen M.
Great experience overall! We will not hesitate to contact them again for other roofing needs.
Dry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLCDry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLC
Shaun M.
Highly recommend hiring these folks for all of your roofing needs. They showed up within hours to assist with a leak in my roof. They were highly responsive, reasonable in pricing, and most of all excellent in work quality. All in all a pleasure to work with. Definitely recommend.
Five Star Roofing & Home ImprovementFive Star Roofing & Home Improvement
Lynda F.
I chose Kaizen to replace my roof. While most of the work was good, there is a section of the roof that is unacceptable. I have been contacting them for the past 2 weeks each time, they don't show up or contact me! As of right now, I would not recommend them.
Linda B.
Dry guys roofers are a very honest company! They came out to my home and checked in my attic and determined that my roof itself was in good shape ! I just needed the problem area cleaned of debris and leaves so that the roof could drain properly ! They went ahead and cleaned the area and ran water on roof to make sure it drained into the gutter properly with after cleaning it did! These men were very professional and did not even want to charge me for the service done ! If you need a honest and professional roofer Dry Guys is the company for you! I know when I am in the need of a new roof or repair I will give them a call!
Dry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLCDry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This roofing company did what they said they would do and right on time. My client would definitely used them again.
A's Star   Sevices  New homesA's Star Sevices New homes
Stephanie S.
Joshua replied very promptly and acted in a professional manner from start to finish. The initial repair did not fully resolve the leak but Joshua responded right away when we informed him of this and he came out very quickly to complete the repair. Since his second visit we have not had any roof leaks. I highly recommend Dry Guys for your roofing needs and we would happily use this company in the future.
Dry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLCDry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLC
Linda J.
Do not use this company. We paid them to repair our roof based on the inspection report, and they told us that they will guarantee for their labor for a year. However, the inspector came back to inspect the roof and found out that there are still loose tiles and still leaking, so we sent the photos to this company owner, and he never call or text back. So much for your guarantee. If you are buyers or sellers, please don't use this company. Stay away from this company.
Armour RoofingArmour Roofing
Rebecca B.
Our job hasn’t begun yet but we just hired Cape Coral Roofing 2 days ago. Very impressed so far with Ryan and his speedy response to our repair needs!!
Cape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal IncCape Coral Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Brian was great to deal with. Came by the house the same day I posted to finalize the roof repair quote which was close to what he quoted me on the posting. He was there at the house the next morning at 8am as scheduled to address the repair.
All-American Demo/Roofing/Repair LLCAll-American Demo/Roofing/Repair LLC
Gerardo T.
Came out asap and was able to get the job done only 2 days later, great price very informative and even gave recommendations on another project to save me some money. Great guy and fantastic company will call them for any roofing needs in the future. Highly recommended!!
Dry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLCDry Guys Roofing & Repairs LLC
Anthony W.
KJH did a great job installing my new roof. Kevin is an honest man that did everything exactly as we agreed to. I would rather give my business to a small business than a big corporation. Besides he was 40% lower than the big companies. His crew is very professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely do business with them again.
KJH Construction Management, IncKJH Construction Management, Inc
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