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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.

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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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 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.

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 Malden roofing professionals
Margarida L.
If you’re looking work roof repair, look no further. These guys know their stuff and to top it off they offer the best pricing. I had several companies come out to quote me on my porch roof repair. These guys come out right away (in a global pandemic nonetheless!), quoted me and within days, completed the job. Made the entire process seamless. They even patched up so of my other problem area on my house roof. Go with them, you won’t regret it!
dickie&sonsdickie&sons
Bk K.
Jackson helped repair my roof however his shoddy work and failure to communicate properly leads me to give him 1 star.
JKG construction inc.JKG construction inc.
Sarah S.
Steve was great to work with. Quick communication and very clear about what needs to be done. Did a nice job on the roof and even helped us with adding a stink pipe.
Stella Construction & Home ServicesStella Construction & Home Services
Brian K.
LCT did a great job on our roof. They were professional, priced right, and responsive. I would recommend them to friends and family and am very happy with the work they did.
Lct construction services IncLct construction services Inc
Tao L.
Marcus responded quickly to our problem with a roof leak due to the storm. Came next day with a very fair pricing. The job was completed in 1 day. Highly recommended for future projects
US Home Construction IncUS Home Construction Inc
Katherine C.
LCT was wonderful to work with! James, the Sales Director was very attentive and thorough in his explanations of services. When we couldn't decide on a color, he was willing to come out to our home again and show us larger samples. Scheduling our install was very simple. On the day of install the team was on time, and worked very effectively! They removed and replaced our entire roof in one day! We were very impressed, and would highly recommend LCT to anyone who needs a new roof!
Lct construction services IncLct construction services Inc
Jennyfer C.
Matt responded very quickly to our questions before coming out. He and his team arrived on time and worked diligently throughout the day. We are very please with the outcome. We highly recommended Watertown Roofing & Waterproofing.
Watertown Roofing & WaterproofingWatertown Roofing & Waterproofing
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Andriello came to my condo to access an ice dam in a 6 unit building. He gave me a quote later the same day and was prepared to work the following day. He arrived at the designated time and completed the job within 4 hours. He removed all ice from the walkways that had fallen from the roof. In addition, he sprinkled ice melt on the walkways to ensure the safety of the owners. I am impressed with Mr. Andriello's professionalism and attention to details (applying ice melt). I recommend his services.
HD ConstructionHD Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Sean was exceptional - he was professional and open, explaining what he saw and why he suggested the type of repairs that he did. Also the only roofer to actually get on the roof to examine the issue, which I found comforting. His price was fair and the turn around for repair quick - he saw it was supposed to rain all week and made sure to come by to complete the job before it did, though we had originally discussed coming by later in the week (we had a leak). I would recommend him to friends and will continue to use him for future assistance
Mckenna ConstructionMckenna Construction
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