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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 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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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

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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 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 Baltimore roofing professionals
Ashley W.
They did a great job repairing my roof and the damage caused by the roof leak
Alfredo Aguirre Contractor llcAlfredo Aguirre Contractor llc
Reco C.
Ryan and his team did an excellent job with a total roof repair. Will be my first call for any other roofing issues.
Delightful ContractingDelightful Contracting
Amber I.
I have a few leaks on an old roof and they came in and gave me options with a lot of information on the pros and cons of all. They did an amazing job repairing my roof. I look forward to hiring them for the full roof repair. Great job!!!
Rick & Sons Roofing Llc.Rick & Sons Roofing Llc.
Tyuana S.
Very prompt to respond. Came to inspect my skylight & roof. Gave an estimate & was back in 2 days to complete the roof. Very professional & friendly.
Maryland Roofing SolutionsMaryland Roofing Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Frank was great - explained best roof options, gave a fair quote, and performed the job in a day. The roof looks great. I'd use him again.
Frank's RoofingFrank's Roofing
Chaz S.
Roofing Project completed as outlined in contract.
Frank's RoofingFrank's Roofing
Joe G.
Jose always replied to my messages quickly and took the time to explain in detail the work that he would be doing on my roof. He worked with my schedule and got the job completed in a timely manner. I was 100% satisfied with the roof replacement Restoration Roofing completed for me.
Restoration Roofing Co.Restoration Roofing Co.
Shelley H.
Great company roof is great and was a great value
Liberty Windows and Siding, Inc.Liberty Windows and Siding, Inc.
Lorraine L.
I had a leak in my roof. Justin made sure I understood the process which put me at ease. I would highly recommend MD Roofing Solutions.
Maryland Roofing SolutionsMaryland Roofing Solutions
Jonathan S.
Got a roof patched. Easy to work with. Great service.
Smith Home ImprovementSmith Home Improvement
Kevin N.
Good work and professional employees that did the work on the roof.
MJ Home ServicesMJ Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Juan provided a thorough examination and recommendation for our roof repair. He was able to provide the estimate and complete the repair really fast and was very friendly. We would recommend to anyone needing a roof repair.
Frank's RoofingFrank's Roofing
Rob F.
I appreciated that more of my roof was assessed besides just the problematic area that caused me to contact Sergio. I also appreciated the photos he provided since I cannot easily get on the roof myself.
Completed exterior services LLCCompleted exterior services LLC
Anthony D.
Rick & Sons did an amazing job on my flat roof. My invoice came with detailed pictures from start to finish. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing roof repair or like in my case replacement.
Rick & Sons Roofing Llc.Rick & Sons Roofing Llc.
Dee A.
So I had a pipe boot that needed to be installed and I contacted Trinity. They not only went out and did the job, but they noticed multiple compromises to my roof and took care of it for me. Will be hiring them again to complete additional roof work! A+++
Trinity Exteriors LLCTrinity Exteriors LLC
Mykal J.
This guy is a fraud and unprofessional. He came out to fix my leaking roof. He had his helper go onto my roof and he told me that they fixed the problem so I paid him and he left. The next time it rained after he allegedly fixed the roof, my roof was still leaking in the exact same spot that he claimed he had fixed. I have reached out to him three times and each time he said he would come back and fix it, but each time he gave me a date and said he was coming, he never showed up and never texted or called to say that he wasn’t coming. My roof is still leaking. Do not use this guy.
Hillage Home ImprovementsHillage Home Improvements
William J.
He did a outstanding job on my roof I've already recommended him to my daughter.
Bello Home ImprovementBello Home Improvement
Danielle J.
Marvin was available immediately and fix my roof instantly. Offered flexible payment options as well!
Marvin ReyesMarvin Reyes
Stacey R.
Mr. Goodman scheduled an appointment for a roof estimate and did not come prepared to get on the roof. Mr. Goodman was hesitant to give an estimate because he explained that customers would take the estimate to shop around. Mr. Goodman took photos of the porch ( a job that I wanted to have done in the future) and stated that he would come back with a friend to look at the roof and the porch. I never heard from Mr. Goodman again. I would not recommend this contractor.
Supreme Home ServicesSupreme Home Services
Brie W.
Did a roof repair with them and the roof is now leaking and causing damage to out unit. They are not willing to come out and fix the issue. Do not waste your time and money with this company they are awful. Also the person answering phones is rude and they always have an excuse for not being able to call back.
Maryland Roofing SolutionsMaryland Roofing Solutions
Lara M.
Responded immediately, came the same day and fixed parts of my roof and flashing damaged due to wind.
Frederick county renovations LLCFrederick county renovations LLC
Ken P.
Hernandez Roofing is excellent! I’m so happy with their work and would highly recommend. They are super busy, so be patient since it is worth the wait! I will be using them in the future to seal my roof. They installed a very large skylight and access hatch, which ended up being super amazing!
Hernandez Roofing ProsHernandez Roofing Pros
Isha M.
This company is very professional and did a good job repairing my roof. I plan on using them again!
Chesco Remodeling LLCChesco Remodeling LLC
Karen M.
I needed my roof repaired quick, before the next heavy rain. Contacted 3 roofers on Sunday. Of the three, I was very pleased with Chicas Roofing. The roof was repaired that Tuesday, and it rained on Wednesday. I was given an initial quote as a baseline figure, which was very reasonable. Upon arrival, pictures were provided, with a very detailed explanation of the problem areas, and a final quote. After the job was completed, pictures were again provided. But more importantly, the problem was resolved. Would hire again.
Chicas Roofing, LLCChicas Roofing, LLC
Anwar G.
William was professional, on time, explained the issues and needed repairs well, and provided repair options for repairing the hole emergency in my roof during the holiday season. He began work as promised and provided a number of pictures during the repairs so I could follow progress without being on the roof all day. Great work!
Smith Home ImprovementSmith Home Improvement
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