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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 Elmhurst roofing professionals
Jeff K.
Pulaski roofing did a great job on my roof. Came out to give quote within hours and performed the job on a Sunday.
Pulaski Roofing & EngineeringPulaski Roofing & Engineering
Yoko m.
Nice work on the roof and looks great! Quality work!!
O&M Construction IncO&M Construction Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Maya Roofing did new roof on my house. Jose and his team was very friendly and hard working. The job was done on time as promised. The Administrative assistant was very friendly and professional.
Maya General Construction LLCMaya General Construction LLC
Tom P.
Skylight roof leak repair; Responded quickly; Got the job done
Ethic RoofingEthic Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Loyola roofing gave a competitive estimate and was available to complete my roof repair same day (and also an entire level of the roof that needed to be recovered). The roof looks great and is no longer leaking, but there was some extra material spilled over the side and stuck to the flashing on the side of the house. They acknowledged the issue same day and offered to come back next day to clean it up after it had dried- no big deal. However, I have to admit that I was disappointed and a bit frustrating that it took 5 days for them to return and clean up the mess.
Loyola RoofingLoyola Roofing
Robin D.
My roof looks great, so glad I dont have to worry every time it rains anymore!
Extreme Storm Solutions Inc.Extreme Storm Solutions Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My roof was damaged from the high winds we had last week in Elmhurst. Nick scheduled a time to come out within three hours after I spoke to him this morning. After the estimate he had someone on my roof within two hours and all the work was completed that day. We are expecting snow and heavy winds again tomorrow and he wanted to make sure my roof was fixed before the weather turned. I would use them again and refer them to anyone who needs a roofer.
Pulaski Roofing & EngineeringPulaski Roofing & Engineering
Suzen F.
All Weather Roofing was great to work with and I will call them again the next time I need roof work. They came in to add a gutter on a porch and address a few missing shingles. They proposed a few options for us, including a maintenance plan that guarantees the roof for 8 years. Their work came in at the estimated price and was done quickly. They also discovered some rotting underlayment that we weren't aware of, but would have been a big problem in winter, once snow accumulated on the roof. We could have had that part of the roof cave in, if they hadn't found it. They informed us of the problem area and provided an estimate range, since they didn't know the full extent until they pulled up all the shingles in that area. They were able to fit this additional work into their schedule right away. Nick and Peter kept us informed throughout the process as they determined the full extent of the rotting and the cost to fix it. In additional to their good communication, they were very polite and made sure to clean up the driveway and yard carefully, as they knew we had two dogs and didn't want them to step on any debris. They even found and picked up some pieces of glass from the previous owner.
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Alex S.
Vasyl was great! Super responsive. He was at my house the same day to take measurements and provided a super competitive quote. Replaced the roof in 1 day and new gutters plus clean up work on the 2nd. Would definitely recommend!
General Roofing Inc.General Roofing Inc.
Adrian C.
Quick response, I actually feel bad I didn't get to use their services - some other company responded minutes earlier, and I ended up using the other guys. Professional approach on the phone, I'll contact them for sure in the future if I'll need roofing job.
Pulaski Roofing & EngineeringPulaski Roofing & Engineering
Thumbtack Customer
We had a couple of leaks inside of our house due to some bad workmanship from the contractors that flipped our house and installed the roof. Pete and Nick came out in a timely manner, very professional, great responsiveness. They came out and made the necessary repairs and i'm very happy we went with them.
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
He was quick, experenced, professional and went over and above to do patchwork, seal the vents or protrusions and repair loose shingles. He's first on my list for new roof going forward. Even fixed som small reas not on quote. A1service. After the serious rain, I know he did a perfect job.
All Weather Roofing & ConstructionAll Weather Roofing & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Luke came out to estimate the job and unlike others he was on time. He never pushed and made sensible suggestions. He followed up, again on time with roofing choices. He scheduled a date to start the job and again showed up on time. The job was completed on schedule and followed up with a personal inspection. I will recommend MegaSolutions to anyone who needs their services, a painless experience. A great company.
Mega Solutions Inc.Mega Solutions Inc.
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