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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 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. 

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. 

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 lifespans for different materials: 

Roofing material Lifespan
Asphalt 20 years
Metal 40-80 years
Copper 70 years
Clay/Concrete 100+ years
Slate 60-250 years
Simulated Slate 10-35 years

Source: InterNACHI

There are a variety of roofing materials available and appropriate for residential applications. When choosing roofing materials, it's essential to consider the look you want, your budget and the climate in your area. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials because they are affordable and relatively easy to install. They come in various colors and styles designed to last decades if properly maintained. Asphalt shingle roofs also have a higher fire resistance than other roofing materials (like wood shakes), making them an ideal choice for homes in areas prone to wildfires or other natural disasters. 

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer superior durability, fire-resistance and energy efficiency compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They are available in various colors and styles, making them a good option if you want more customization options. Metal roofs also require less maintenance than other types of roofing materials. 

Tile roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long-term durability and multiple style options. Tile roofs can have great longevity with proper maintenance, making them an ideal choice for those who don’t want to replace their roof too often. Tile roofs typically cost more than asphalt shingle or metal roofs, so if budget is an issue, this might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that tile roofs are often made out of clay or concrete — both of which are durable.

Slate roofs are known for lasting a lifetime, which means you probably won't have to replace this type of roof. Slate is durable, a curb-appeal booster and a favorite among homeowners. Just keep in mind it can get a bit pricey.

No matter which type of material you choose, make sure that you hire a top-rated professional who knows how to properly install your home's new roof. Search Thumbtack for roofing contractors and companies in your area today.

Related: Buying guide: How to choose the best roof shingles.

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.

Why should I get a roof inspection?

In short, a roof inspection can help protect your home while saving you money in the long run.

Roof inspections provide homeowners with crucial information about the condition of their roofing system. A professional inspector will search your roof for signs of damage that could lead to severe damage and trigger the need for expensive repairs down the road. Start searching for a top-rated roof inspector near you today.


What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

Reviews for Lower Ninth Ward roofing professionals
Rachel C.
Amazing roof replacement.
JD Perez Cabrera LLCJD Perez Cabrera LLC
Rachel C.
Amazing roofing job
JD Perez Cabrera LLCJD Perez Cabrera LLC
Vincent E.
Fixed months ago. No more leaking roof.
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Great job and very informative with my roofing project.
PBG ServicesPBG Services
Austin B.
Gulf State Roofs reviewed my existing roof damage, provided estimate for repairs, and conducted repairs all within a short span of time (3 days). Both repair personnel and office were extremely communicative and followed through. Gulf State will be my first call if I should need roof repairs again.
Nicole A.
It took a while because of all the rain. The roof is fixed now, no leakage.
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Glener S.
Excellent experience with Tracy. He provided me with before and after photos of roofing work. He assured me that I didn't need a new roof . His response time was great especially since I had water coming from ceiling and light fixtures. I will recommended him to others.
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Thomas j.
I had a small flat roof replaced and some facia repaired/replaced. Daniel and his crew did a great job and addressed any concerns I had. They were professional and prompt. Thanks again Daniel I will be using you for any roofing work I need done in the future.
Alpine Exteriors - Daniel D.Alpine Exteriors - Daniel D.
Melissa B.
My roof started leaking during Zeta, so I reached out to Bob during the storm. He was out at my house less than 24 hours later. He didn’t sell me anything I didn’t need, and had my roof patched within a couple of days.
Rejuvenated Roofing & RenovationsRejuvenated Roofing & Renovations
Corey F.
super helpful! tarped my roof within 24 hours of my reaching out. very responsive and communicative!
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Adreian R.
Tracy was very pleasant. Work on the roof was completed on time and looks great. Just waiting for the rain. Would definitely recommend.
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Taneka O.
Hubby and myself love that Mr. Odie Wells took his time out to do our roof and ceiling fan
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Kay D.
Jason was very personable, professional and knowledgeable concerning his work. He quickly knew what was causing the leak in my roof and repaired it. He took pictures and showed me and also explained to me everything he did. The job was reasonably priced. I was very well pleased and will refer him to anyone who's having roof problems.
Platinum Roofing & Restoration LLCPlatinum Roofing & Restoration LLC
Jessica D.
Thank goodness for Tracy. I have been trying to get someone out to fix the roof on my rental property for months but folks would either never get us scheduled or not show up. I contacted Tracy via Thumbtack on Monday May 10th, and my roof is fixed today Monday May 17th. Very fast, affordable, and professional. Thank you so much!
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Michael R.
Tracy came out the day after contract and was able to diagnose and fix my roof leak. I would recommend Tracy and will keep him in mind for future jobs.
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Susan S.
I DID NOT HIRE HIM. Received estimate, but did not hire HIM. YET, he invoiced me for payment through Pay Pal. He won't remove the invoice and charge. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I did not sign anything. He hounded me with persistent phone calls when I told him I hired another roofer for the job. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. . I went with another more trustworthy but expensive company. After discussing with Frederick Haywood his roofing practices he told me ..... "we leave felt on if it looks good" ....and this is why I did not let him do my roof. It is never ok to leave felt on a roof without checking the underlying sheathing. You may get a 'finished' looking roof, but you will have a leak sooner than later. Mr. Haywood was very disturbed I did not hire him. He could not match the estimate and work the more expensive roofer quoted me. I did not sign his contract.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Kathy R.
Bernhard provided excellent service under difficult working conditions-----had to get at roof and proximity to neighboring properties. Their workmanship and quality control made this difficult situation easier for me.
Bernhard Painting & Home Improvements IncBernhard Painting & Home Improvements Inc
Paula M.
These guys are heaven sent. They went above and beyond what they was hired to do. they are very afordable. I wil be using DEJAN ROOFING for my other home projects. Thank You Very much.
Will D.
Quickly assessed our roof, and was ready to start immediately. Default choice of materials are very quality, and his teams workmanship is on par with any roofer I’ve ever worked with. Will use E&A again.
Patrick H.
I messaged Tracy on a Thursday evening, and he responded on Friday morning and had fixed my roof by Friday afternoon at a fair and reasonable price. I would recommend him and ask for his help again.
Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.Harahan Handyman Roofing and Renovation LLC.
Will S.
Fred did a great job on my roof. He helped me to save money by giving me a great pice. Quick response, his workers were punctual and removed all debris. I Highly recommend this company.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
John I.
It was wonderful working with James. I was looking for a quick estimate of repair for my roof after the hurricane and he was confident, fair priced, and most importantly quick to get it repaired. I would not hesitate to work with James and Home Pros in the future if the need arises.
Home Pros RoofingHome Pros Roofing
Brent G.
Mr. Haywood and the team did an amazing job on our roof replacement. They provide top quality work and for a reasonable price. They did exactly what he said they would do and overall it was a very good experience. I would highly recommend the company to others!
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Antoine B.
Wow! Haywood Roofing & Property Management Company is one of the most professional, affordable, timely and talented teams that I have ever hired. They followed up timely even after the craziness of Hurricane Ida. He and his team were able to cover our damaged roof almost immediately after contacting them which was a day after Hurricane Ida. The commitment of the owner to provide a much needed service during a very difficult time is admirable and much appreciated. I recommend this company to anyone who need a professional to follow up, and offer comfort in knowing something will be done. Because it will. My family and I will hire them again to repair or replace the roof. I don’t make recommendations often because some companies just don’t follow thru but Haywood did not disappoint me during this time and I anticipate they will provide the same outstanding service to anyone who hire them to do a job. It was too easy for them so that means they are the real deal. He and his team won’t disappoint.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Thumbtack Customer
James came very promptly-within an hour or two-to diagnose my problem with some water getting into my house via a pipe on the roof. By the end of the day, the problem was fixed, documented by pictures. His rates are fair and he is an excellent communicator. I will be calling him again for some more projects.
C Force Construction LLCC Force Construction LLC
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