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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. 

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

Contact the best roofers near you to get started on your roofing project today.

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 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.

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.

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.  

Reviews for New Orleans 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.
GULF STATE ROOFSGULF STATE ROOFS
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.
DEJAN ROOFINGDEJAN ROOFING
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.
E & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLCE & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
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
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
Melrose N.
I could only select three but I’ll add professionalism and VALUE! Workers were respectful..they cleaned up after the roof job making sure all debris (nails especially) were picked up in yard as well as hard surface areas..even the puces of the tattered tarp!👍🏾👊🏿✋🏿
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
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