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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How can I find out if a roofer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a roofer is an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by visiting your state or city’s government website. Local governments are providing up-to-date information for residents during this time.

A national guideline is available on CISA’s website, Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page addresses 16 different categories of essential infrastructure sectors, but note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  

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.

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.

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.

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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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. 

Reviews for Peoria roofing professionals
Matt D.
Ready Roof did a great job.
Ready RoofReady Roof
Rik L.
Right on time for appt. Professional and honest about condition of roof. Good communication
Ready RoofReady Roof
Thumbtack Customer
Was very knowledgeable and very competitive priced. My roof is 10 on 12 pitch and we did a metal roof over shingles. He had to use harnesses because it was so steep. He saved me money because I was planning on tearing the shingles off and renting a roll off. If I had done this on my own I would have spent a lot of money that I didn't need to. Affordable pricing, quality work, and he got the job done quickly. We couldn't ask for any more.
Chuck Fix, Fab, Cut & RemovalChuck Fix, Fab, Cut & Removal
Kathy A.
They came to look at the roof without a ladder. Discussed what was needed and said they would have a bid by either later that night or the next day. It has now been over two weeks and no bid. I am no longer interested in working with this company.
Manzanarez Painting and Drywall RepairManzanarez Painting and Drywall Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Words can't describe how well I was treated before, during and after my roofing job. They went far and beyond my expectations. Will recommend Bayview Exterior to all my friends. They worked so hard, I treated them to lunch.
Bayview ExteriorsBayview Exteriors
Thumbtack Customer
Justin was fantastic.I needed a quick repair on my roof and within a week of contacting him the job was completed. I could not have been happier. When the spring hits we are calling Justin to do some additional work for us. I highly recommend Justin and Bayview Exteriors
Bayview ExteriorsBayview Exteriors
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Bayview Exteriors! Justin came and explained everything they would need to do to replace our roof. The workers did an excellent job and cleaned up after. We had some major framing problems and they were able to fix that! We are very pleased with everything!
Bayview ExteriorsBayview Exteriors
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