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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 East Garfield Park roofing professionals
Andy H.
Pete and All Weather Roofing did a great job on an overlay on our garage roof. The roof was damaged and overdue for repairs but the team worked hard to figure out the best method for repairing the roof and keeping the repairs within budget.
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Joshua I.
Best roofing company I have worked with. I recommend them highly to anyone looking for roof, siding, or gutters.
General Roofing Inc.General Roofing Inc.
Lisa A.
Ethic Roofing (Cesar) did a fantastic job on our roof and awnings. We will hire this company next spring for additional projects.
Ethic RoofingEthic Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Majestic roofing did an excellent on the roof work. They kept me informed about weather delays and did not rush the job for expediency reasons.
Majestic RoofingMajestic Roofing
Craig S.
Dawid is a great , pleasant and cool dude to work with. He was quick to respond to my request concerning my roof and they did a great job with a 5 year warranty on my roof . I highly recommend Dawid and his team for your roofing project.
Lion Roofing CorporationLion Roofing Corporation
Sebastian G.
All weather roofing, was here just in time for an emergency and was super helpful, if you need anyone for roof repair I 100% recommend them!
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Paul G.
I hired Marino's Roofing to install a new roof hatch and put a coat of aluminium on my flat roof. They came when they said and did what they said. He also fixed another small issues I had free of charge. Zero hassle.
Marino's roofing companyMarino's roofing company
Thumbtack Customer
I have not hired Steego roofing yet, but was most impressed with Steve's promptness in getting back to me and coming over to do an estimate. This is an extremely experienced family owned roofing company that specializes in flat roofs. Steve the owner is very hands on and super knowledgable.
Stergo Roofing CorpStergo Roofing Corp
Greg S.
Gino fixed the leak in my roof.
Gabe R.
Roof looks great. Thanks Pete!
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Troy W.
Budget roofing is a top notch operator. Good value, know their stuff and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend them for a roofing job large or small.
Budget RoofingBudget Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Good jobs, price reasonable, after replace my flat roof and clean up fast, I will recommend for my friend who need the roof project.
Xpert Project Ltd.Xpert Project Ltd.
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely fantastic! I'm the president of a condo association and I was told by another roofing company we needed a new roof. The quote was high so I decided to look around. Steve (the owner of Stergo Roofing) came out the next day. He said a new roof was not necessary but the roof was in need of repair. The quote he gave was less than half what I was originally told. He came the day after he quoted me and the roof is beautiful! He also fixed a piece that had come off for no additional cost. I can't sing Stergo's praises enough! I would use them again in a heartbeat, and I wholeheartedly recommend this company!!!!
Stergo Roofing CorpStergo Roofing Corp
Hai H.
Ricco did a great job on our roof. He was prompt, on time, great communication, and did excellent work. Would use him again for our roof repairs!
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
M. S.
I had the flashing done on my roof. Ethic Roofing was great. They arrived on time and were able to do the work immediately. I would highly recommend them.
Ethic RoofingEthic Roofing
J.D. B.
Joe and team went above and beyond in repairing our leaky garage and home roofs. They made expert recommendations on the work and executed well. Highly recommend Budget Roofing!
Budget RoofingBudget Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Great.. They came out in a snowstorm and fixed roof.
Allied Construction & RoofingAllied Construction & Roofing
Todd M.
Ethic Roofing was perfect. Roof leaked in the middle of the night. Woke up and remembers Thumbtack. Ethic Roofing was the first to respond on a Sunday morning! They came out that day to assess. They were on time, professional, and everything went smoothly. I’m keeping their number for sure. I hope I never need to use it 😀.
Ethic RoofingEthic Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
The first time I had used Pulaski was in August of 2013 I had them install a TPO roof system to my commercial property with a flat roof. Once I gave them a call for a quote, the following day I had them come out and got a quote the day after. It was fairly priced and I really liked because the quote was detailed with a description of how the roof was going to be installed and price break down. They offered me high profile references that all checked out, so I went ahead an I had them install the roof the following week. It took a little longer for the install then expected due to weather but the roof was still installed in a timely manner. I was mailed a warranty card after the roof was competed, an they have inspected the roof every couple months since I installed it to make sure everything is sealed up. I have used them for my other properties that needed some work also.I would refer them to anyone in need of a roofing company.
Pulaski Roofing & EngineeringPulaski Roofing & Engineering
Thumbtack Customer
We had a roof leak on a flat roof six flat -Steve Stevens gave us a knowledgeable assessment, pointed out a couple of other maintenance issues that I'd missed -I'm an ex-tradesman myself so I think I know these things, and Shield Roofing made the repairs for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.
Shield Roofing & General ContractingShield Roofing & General Contracting
Vincent T.
Anthony Montez did the work on my roof. He did a good job of explaining the process of what was done. Anthony is a very pleasant guy to work with and I'm sure that my roofing issues have been resolved. I'll know for sure after the next hard rain, but I would definitely recommend Marino's Roofing.
Marino's roofing companyMarino's roofing company
Ale L.
We hired All Weather Roofing for a leak in our roof that was letting water in through a ceiling light. They did a great job and were incredibly responsive. Do not hesitate to reach out to them!
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Loyola roofing replaced some damaged flashing. Their technology made it easy to see the current state of roof, the in progress state of repairs, and then the finished result. Additionally, the crew was extremely pleasant, respectful and clean.
Loyola RoofingLoyola Roofing
Steve N.
Working with Pete to repair my roof was quick and stress free. Pete finished repairing my flat roof only two days after his initial visit. His pricing was lower than the local competition and the quality of his work speaks for itself. Roof looks great and I have peace of mind with his 4 year warranty!!
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Mark S.
All Weather Roofing & Construction and Pete are awesome. I had them out to fix a leak in my roof but he took the opportunity to look over other parts of my roof and identified some other major problems and was able to fix them during the same appointment at a great price. They're totally experts. They definitely went above and beyond.
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
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