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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.  

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.

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. 

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 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.

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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Reviews for Slidell roofing professionals
Bobby C.
Haywood roofing responded almost immediately when I started looking for a new roof. They did an amazing job and were completely fair on pricing. I’ve already recommended them to 2 of my co workers who plan on using their services in the future. Absolutely phenomenal job that was quickly done and painless. Thank you guys so much for your quality of service.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
Alex w.
Fred Haywood responded immediately to my request for an estimate and had a fair quote worked up the next day. Once the job was scheduled, the crew showed up promptly in the morning and had my roof off and the new one installed before I could even get home from work. Finished project looked great.
Haywood Property  Management LLCHaywood Property Management LLC
David M.
Jonathan and his crew were extremely knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant to work with. They did an excellent job of repairing our roof and replacing the siding, soffit and fascia boards in a timely manner. They also removed all the debris. We are extremely satisfied with the work done and would call them again. I highly recommend Jonathan and his crew. 100% satisfied!! Dave M.
Everything under one roofing Inc.Everything under one roofing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
So disappointed in this contractor. Had read great reviews online and had contacted him to give us an estimate for a wooden fence. Was supposed to show up at 5:30pm, but was a no call, no show. A week later I posted on thumbtack looking for a roof estimate and low and behold, Travis immediately contacted me. I let him know that he was a no call, no show the previous week and that I was disappointed. He apologized, seemed sincere, said he had no explanation as to what went wrong, etc. I figured I'd give him a second chance and scheduled an appointment with him to meet with my husband to give us both a fence AND roof estimate. He showed up (never apologized in person) but seemed competent. He said he would send us estimate for fence but would need to have an employee of his come that following Monday at 5:30pm, because the employee would be able to fit in our attic to examine where the leak was coming from. Well, Monday came...and Monday went. No call, no show. The NEXT day, Travis sent me a message on Thumbtack to say he was ready to come with employee and was calling my husband but he wasn't picking up. This was completely inaccurate, as my husband had absolutely NO missed calls. I let Travis know that he was supposed to have been there for our scheduled appointment the day before, and I was extremely upset with the lack of professionalism. He didn't apologize and simply wished us the best. My husband and I are very easy going and have never experienced anything like this in our lives, and I'm never one to write a negative review! The way I see it, first time...shame on you. But second time, shame on me. I hope other people don't experience the same thing I have with Travis and AMR. Maybe we were just the unlucky couple. I hope this is a wakeup call for him because the whole situation is just so bizarre and completely dysfunctional. For what its worth, the fence estimate was actually decent and we would have hired him if cost was the only thing we were looking at. But, we need a reliable PROFESSIONAL to work with. We bend over backwards giving business and referring friends and family to those who deserve it. Unfortuantely, I definitely cannot give my stamp of approval of AMR...and sincerely hope he gets his act together and nobody else experiences what we went through. Good luck!
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