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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 Baton Rouge roofing professionals
Andrew G.
Haywood roofing was extremely professional and helpful. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a roofing contractor.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Chandrel L.
Haywood Roofing done an excellent job on my roof. I enjoyed working with Mr Fred and his workers my roof was cleaned off that Saturday morning and finish that evening. Changed out the rotten wood and all he was very honest about what was going on. Thanks Haywood Roofing.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Josh J.
Odie was excellent! I would recommend him to anyone that needs roofing services.
O&W constructionO&W construction
Lori B.
We have a leak and weren’t sure if it was the fireplace or the roof. James was so great and checked the whole roof and attic thoroughly for any leaks or damage. He was able to give us peace of mind about our roof and even did some routine maintenance on the spot for a great price. He was professional and very fast to respond. He let us know that our roof is good now, but may need replacement in 3-5 years. Thanks to him, we can plan our finances well ahead of time. We will definitely be using Home Pros again in the future.
Home Pros of LouisianaHome Pros of Louisiana
Dion T.
I recently had some work done at my house for my roof that needed repairs. I decided to go with Haywood Roofing and Property Management because the company had excellent reviews. Haywood was extremely professional and the price was excellent...and the work matched! I’m extremely picky with construction and he met my expectations. If anyone needs some roofing work done, I recommend you giving him a call!
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Wells and his son Dawson arrived on time, and they were extremely professional. They made some repairs to my roof.
Dawson’s ConstructionDawson’s Construction
James C.
Very pleased with Haywood Roofing. I had some damage after Hurricane Ida and reached out to them the after the storm. Less than 24 hours later they were at my house and the roof was fully repaired. Very responsive throughout too, letting me know when they would arrive, etc. Couldn't be happier with their service
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Eileen F.
Very positive experience and very happy with Home Pros. James responded immediately and was very professional. They did a great job on our roof.
Home Pros of LouisianaHome Pros of Louisiana
Jayme A.
Great company. He gave me his honest opinion about whether my roof needed a repair or not. Would certainly trust him for a future project.
Already Construction LLCAlready Construction LLC
Sunita S.
Mr. Haywood was very professional and communicative through the whole process. He was also punctual and thorough with his work. I highly recommend his services to those in need of roof repairs.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Liz M.
What an amazing owner! He really cares about getting the job done right, and not having you spend money on anything you don’t need or that won’t last. He worked with my budget and helped me the same day! He only had two spots that I paid to have replaced on my roof but he replaced a larger portion to make sure I won’t have anymore leaks. He even fixed a part of the wood under my roof and on my side wall. I recommend him if you want someone you can trust to get the job done right the first time. A business with this level of care and compassion for its customers will always outlast the ones who don’t!
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
George M.
I'm happy when a contractor does what he promise to do. Haywood went above and beyond with my roof replacement . He had a hard working crew that put in twelve plus hours each day to complete the job. Very satisfied with the work and the price was the favorite part. Give him a call ! George M.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Caroline D.
When Mark came to give me my free estimate for a roof leak, he took his time observing the situation and explaining it to me. He was clear about how he would solve the problem for a reasonable price. He and his guys were very nice and professional and worked hard to get the job done quickly. I’d recommend him and would work with him again.
Alliance ContractorsAlliance Contractors
Thumbtack Customer
I can't say enough good things about Stan and his team. He is SO thorough and knowledgeable of his trade. It is clear he really cares about his work and isn't just looking to make a buck. Stan in a nutshell: honest, kind, reliable, and knowledgeable. I will definitely be using Stan for future chimney and roofing projects. I would give him 10 stars if I could!
Stan's Quality Complete Roofing and ConstructionStan's Quality Complete Roofing and Construction
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