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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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 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.

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.

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.  

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.

Reviews for Lowell roofing professionals
Mike C.
I wanna thanks to cesar for a great job on my roof and now my roof looks great im soo glad i pick dasilva roofing for my roofing needs keep up the good work my friend..
DaSilva RoofingDaSilva Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt reply to my initial email. I needed roof work done -- installing roof vents for attic ventilation. Accurate quote. Excellent quality work and they cleaned up after themselves. I would use them again, in fact I am. Highly recommended.
Innovative roofing NHInnovative roofing NH
Thomas M.
Patrick was great with a recent emergency. My elderly mom lost some shingles and had a roof vent come loose in a storm. Patrick of PKM was easy to communicate with and showed up as promised and even did the work same day at an excellent price. Very nice to have met you Patrick! I would highly recommend
PKM General ContractingPKM General Contracting
Jay S.
VERY TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!! VERY RUDE, OBNOXIOUS AND UNPROFESSIONAL!! I offered Randy Estabrook work on both my roof and my neighbors as a package deal for a decent price. He first gave me a verbal price, then in the conversation about a half hour later, he mentioned a different price, which was double the amount! I thought to myself that I better make sure I get whatever he says in writing. He promised me a written quote but never got back to me. He went and did my neighbor's roof behind my back! He led my neighbor to believe he was doing my roof as well, so he can get his job! My neighbor would never have hired him if he wasn't deceived like this! This also caused me to lose the leverage of getting a decent price on my roof and my neighbors! My neighbor and I are not happy how we were deceived! I've been chasing Randy for a quote in writting for months! He's been promising me he'll get back to me with a written quote and has never kept his word! It was obvious to me that he wants to avoid putting what he says in writing! Today on 6/6/18 I called him to find out if he's going to keep his word. He talked very unprofessional and down to me! I was rather stumped to discover his true personality and misdemeanor because when he came to my house, he came off as a nice guy. But that was only because he was hurting for business! Basically he wasted an hour and a half of my time that day as I bought into him being someone he wasn't. So today when I asked him about the quote I've been waiting for, he changed once again what he said. Now he was saying that he gave me a verbal price (WHICH HE COULDN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS!!) and that because he didn't hear from me, he didn't bother to call me. This is not how a professional company operates. He should have been following up on me! He should have delivered what he promised! The way we left it, he was supposed to give my neighbor and I a quote in writing showing what he was going to do for us and how much the charges would be and we were going to decide between him and two other competitors for the job. When I spoke to him about this on the phone today, he kept snapping at me telling me that he has four jobs he's working on now and doesn't have time for me or my quote. He told me that if he sat and made a quote for everyone, he wouldn't find time to work, which is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard from anyone in business for themselves! He said he would give me one if we did business, which was also telling me that if he's too lazy to make me a quote, then maybe his work would be a reflection of his bad attitude and laziness. He told me was busy and to call him back in 10 minutes. I couldn't believe the nerve of this guy telling me to keep pursuing him! I've been chasing him for months and he expects me to keep trying to get a hold of him, when it should be the other way around? I told him to call me when he has time. He said he would try to come next week but can't promise anything. Since he's telling me he's too busy to come, I asked if he could just send me his written quote and explained to him that I need it in order to protect myself. He thinks I would do a verbal agreement with him? There was no way I was going to trust this guy's word at this point. I was being very cordial with him and didn't deserve for what came next, but I guess he figures he has enough business now and doesn't care to pretend to be nice to me or anyone when things are going well for him! I asked him when I could expect his quote and he went off on me and hung up the phone! I'm curious how long it will be before my neighbor's roof starts leaking...! 1/29/2020 WOW! We really can't believe this guy; "Randy Estabrook!" It took him a year and a half to retaliate and come up with a pathetic excuse to discredit an honest review (which we have a right to state our bad experience) stating that I'm an alcoholic and that I wanted a pro to fix my roof for free! Seriously?? People, do yourselves a favor, stay away from uneducated dishonest, lying, crooks like this! Don't take any chances and wish you heeded my warning. I shared this with my neighbor that he conned behind my back and also reported his unethical and dishonest misconduct to Thumbtack. Let's see what they do about him..
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