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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 Carol Stream roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
roof looks okay, but old shingles were left on my lawn :(
Allied Construction & RoofingAllied Construction & Roofing
April S.
We’ve had a leak on our roof for a few months now. And Mark was very professional on how to handle the problem. He gave us tips and his professional options on how to handle our situation with our insurance. I highly recommend him for any roofing needs.
Markside IncMarkside Inc
Judy T.
These guys are great. They came out looked at my roof & fixed it right away. I would definitely recommend them.
Phoenix ExteriorsPhoenix Exteriors
Randy a.
Working with O&M construction was a great experience. Mike answers all your questions. From beginning to the end he is there for you. When his team shows up to do the job they are on time, they are polite, friendly knowledgeable well equipped with all their supplies ready to do the job. After a long hot day on the roof they all spend another hour cleaning and picking up. I would highly recommend O&M Construction to anybody looking to get a high quality roof done.
O&M Construction IncO&M Construction Inc
Scott B.
I had a leak near a PVC exhaust pipe exiting my roof. Cesar and Russel tool pictures of the issue, then explained what was needed and gave me a price. I agreed. They were able to do the work immediately. They showed me the after repair pictures. I appreciated this process as it gave some peace of mind that the job was done right. I also appreciated that they worked out the timing when the morning frost/snow melted so it was safe. I will recommend and rehire if needed.
Ethic RoofingEthic Roofing
April S.
Wasn't able to really work with the company. Made some arrangements to meet, but was not able to, both due for a family emergency. I do understand the meaning of emergency however it would be a good idea if the they sent someone else to make the appointment. By the time we were supposed to meet the third time. I already decided who to hire to fix our roof. Even with the circumstances. He was able to call back, and explain the situation. As a customer, I would rather get a call back with a reasonable explanation rather than no call back and a no show. He did made the callbacks however I was waiting on a reply that someone else will be coming to make the appointment. Customers also plans their time to make the appointment happen. I do understand that ratings are important especially on sites like this, but I felt a bit of pressured by the company to make the ratings, so I gave the company a rating of 2-3 stars. I want to be honest on my ratings since this is for customers honest experience dealing with any company.
Pulaski Roofing & EngineeringPulaski Roofing & Engineering
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