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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 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.

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 Haverhill roofing professionals
Halil A.
Mike was very quick and responsive, and came out to fix an emergency leak on our roof on Christmas Eve! (Due to a severe impending storm, this was a godsend!) I highly recommend him for any roof repair needs.
Richfield RoofingRichfield Roofing
Andrew C.
I'm not a roof expert, but the job looks good and it was done quickly and reasonably.
Patricia F.
Excellent work performed on 3 smaller projects. 2 smaller roofing repairs and roof reconstruction of front porch. Very professional, timely and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend and would work with again. Wonderful job - greatly appreciated.
Jeffrey l.
This guy came and looked at my roof and provided an estimate. First impression to me is everything... However, I went with a different company.
Victorian Roofing&constuctionVictorian Roofing&constuction
Cheryl A.
Overall, they did a great job with our roof replacement. The roof was quite old, so when they pulled it up, it was found that all the wood needed to be replaced. They did that at a very fair price and worked from early morning till early evening over a couple of days to get the job done. They also were great about cleanup. Would definitely recommend them.
Same Day RoofingSame Day Roofing
Rachel S.
Mike responded within minutes of my inquiry and he even came the same day. He answered all of my questions and was very helpful explaining everything that he suggested for the repairs needed for my roof. He also came during the night to do an emergency snow and ice removal from my roof. I would highly recommend Mike for future jobs.
Mike bonnellMike bonnell
Katie K.
Luis was great! I had a leak in my roof and had trim fly off from a recent storm. Luis was on time and gave a very reasonable estimate. Out of the 5 contractors I called, he was the only one who showed up when he said he would and gave reasonable repair options that weren't going to break the bank. I would highly recommend Luis for any roof work, he did a great job and would hire him again in an instant. COVID related: great with social distancing and wears a mask! 👍
Jillian L.
Ryan replaces the roof over our den/sunroom. He was very responsive when we were going through the estimating/bidding process and his quote was the most reasonable out of the five contractors we had bid the work. Ryan and his team were able to get the job done in one day and walked me through everything they did before he left the job site. I would definitely recommend Ryan to anyone and will look to use Vera Construction for future projects.
Vera ConstructionVera Construction
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