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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 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
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
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.
Chaz S.
Roofing Project completed as outlined in contract.
Frank's RoofingFrank's Roofing
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
Kevin N.
Good work and professional employees that did the work on the roof.
MJ Home ServicesMJ Home Services
Dominic J.
Small roof repair done well. Very knowledgeable.
Dmvpro constructionDmvpro construction
Jonathan S.
Got a roof patched. Easy to work with. Great service.
Smith Home ImprovementSmith Home Improvement
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
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
Deborah J.
Fair, fast, professional! This roofing professional was quite knowledgeable about his craft. He offered information that the other roofers did not. His pricing was reasonable and the roof looks great! I am a satisfied customer who would use this company again! Deborah J.
Five Star Remodeling, LLCFive Star Remodeling, LLC
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
Vincent P.
William was a pleasure to work with, he was very responsive and fixed my roof leak for a very reasonable price.
Dmvpro constructionDmvpro construction
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
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
Steve L.
They are the best in their business. When my tenants reported roof leakage, I was out of country. I found this company online and left a message in midnight. I then got an e mail reply at 3 am. Their job is solid and I even had pictures showing roof problems. They are very professional. I highly recommend Baker Bros.
Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.Baker Bros. Exteriors 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
Thumbtack Customer
Frank (Juan Sanchez) replaced the roof above a bay window that was leaking. He was courteous, prompt and communicative and appears to have done a quality job on the work that we requested of him. It has not rained, so I'm not sure if the repair has worked to replace the leak but if the roof keeps the house dry I'll change my review to Outstanding.
Frank's RoofingFrank's Roofing
They came in the rain and fixed my roof very fast. They were professional, courteous, and I would definitely use them again
Professional Contracting Service, IncProfessional Contracting Service, Inc
Lindsay R.
Mark was a pleasure to work with to repair our roof. Communication was easy and the price was fair. I particularly liked how he explained everything and was very knowledgeable about his trade. The roof was repaired as expected and the work area was left spotless. I would highly recommend Mark and plan to reach out to him to assist with future projects on our home.
Professional Contracting Service, IncProfessional Contracting Service, Inc
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