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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 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.

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 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

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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.

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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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. 

Reviews for Medford roofing professionals
Karen B.
Mario was great to work with, always kept me in the loop of what was going on with when the roof would be completed! Very professional!!!! Thank you for an amazing job you and your crew did on completing our roof!!
DeCarney RoofingDeCarney Roofing
Jeff A.
I highly recommend Vellox Construction if you need a new roof. Gleyson is prompt, courteous, responsive, reliable, and honest. His crew removed the old roof and installed the new one in one day, and they did a great job of cleaning up. The roof looks great and I’m confident it will last. Vellox is also VERY affordably priced, and Gleyson did not try to upsell me on fancier materials or extras—quite the opposite, in fact, as he worked with my budget to get just what I wanted and needed. I absolutely recommend Vellox for your roofing needs.
Vellox Construction & RoofingVellox Construction & Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
John and his crew did the roofing job as promised. They arrived promptly, and stripped the old shingles and installed the new roof within one day. They did quality work and cleaned up after themselves. Their price was not the cheapest of the estimates I got, but it was competitive. I chose them because the owner of the company makes a point to be on site for the work. I would recommend them for other people needing roofing work.
J. White Construction INC.J. White Construction INC.
Alan W.
Had them replace some missing shingles on the roof. Very responsive, prompt and good value
dickie&sonsdickie&sons
Thumbtack Customer
J. White Construction was contracted to replace a porch roof. John was great a communicating and delivered solid work on time and on budget. Can't ask for more.
J. White Construction INC.J. White Construction INC.
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Just right construction for chimney and roof work. They did good work, were on time, and most of all Mike made sure I was satisfied with the work. I'd hire them again.
Just Right ConstructionJust Right Construction
Thumbtack Customer
I would absolutely recommend Stellar Construction & Home Services. Steve was true to his word from beginning to end. My roofing project was completed in one day due to the preparation put in place and followed through. The workmanship was A+. Steve and his staff were very friendly,but completely focused on the job. This was my first experience on Thumbtack and I would use Stella Construction again for other projects. CL 5/2016
Stella Construction & Home Services (Roofing)Stella Construction & Home Services (Roofing)
Constance W.
Jon came out for the estimate and prepared the proposal which I got the next day. He was very professional, honest and the price was fair. He also kept in touch with me about scheduling the job. The job was scheduled timely and completed as discussed. Tyler did great work on my chimney/roof repair. He contacted me to let me know he was on his way and how long the job would take. I appreciated Tyler recommending some other fixes without being assertive so Thomson's Home Improvement will be back over the winter for another project. :-)
Thomson's Home ImprovementThomson's Home Improvement
Robert E.
It remains to be seen if my problem is fixed, but I am cautiously optimistic for the first time in a year, and after having numerous other contractors come to look at the problem as well. I was very impressed by Family Contractor’s professionalism and responsiveness. After having numerous contractors come to look at my roof over the past year, Family Contractors was the *first* to go into the attic, aggressively identify and tackle the problem. They promised to come back THE NEXT DAY to fix the leak, and they came as promised. Carlos and his partner took my problem more seriously than any of the other contractors I had come, and seemed to tackle my problem very professionally. I really cannot say enough good things about Carlos and his partner who came with him. I am keeping their business card handy.
Family contractor roof repairsFamily contractor roof repairs
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