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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 Laurel roofing professionals
Jennifer D.
They repaired my roof quickly. I would use them again
Leon Contracting CompanyLeon Contracting Company
Brian S.
Completed a small roof repair job for me. It was done quickly and without issue.
Frederick county renovations LLCFrederick county renovations LLC
Pm P.
I researched many vendors before selecting Hernandez. They were able to complete the work in 2 weeks, not 2+ months like the larger companies. Also, their price was about half of the quotes that I received from Long Roofing and Thompson's Creek. The work on a large house and shed roof was done in a day in a very professional manner. They took care to protect my bushes and swimming pool from the old shingles. They did a great job of clean up too. They didn't make me sign an exclusive contract like Long Roof insisted upon and didn't require any money up front. Roof looks great.
Hernandez Roofing ProsHernandez Roofing Pros
Yolanda M.
Puckett Exteriors was very responsive and was honest about the needed repairs to my roof. Very fair prices!
Puckett Exteriors LLCPuckett Exteriors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I appreciate the time Pat spent with me to explain the roofing process and to answer my questions. Their bid was the middle quote of the ones I received. I chose them to do my roof, because they were the only company that saw the missing flash on the side. I felt confident that they were very thorough and had good references.
Capitol ImprovementsCapitol Improvements
Michelle B.
My experience with Restoration Roofing was awesome! From my initial contact with Jose until completion of job he was very professional and extremely helpful. Off course I’d done my own research and received several quotes. Everything we discussed lined up with my new found roofing knowledge! I would say do your homework, ask questions and don’t let cost be your only determining factor for choosing a contractor. Quality is key especially with this type of investment! Lastly the crew was great and worked at lightning spee
Restoration Roofing Co.Restoration Roofing Co.
David D.
Great experience working with Baker Bros. They did a fantastic job, did not try and up sell me or talk me into anything that I did not need. Very quick response and completion of the work. Use them for your roofing needs!
Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.
Rona H.
I was so please with the roof repair they did, I talked to a wonderful lady named mona thank you for your wonderful kindness.You will never regret hiring them.I will always go back to them. My god bless ,and thank you.
Chesco Remodeling LLCChesco Remodeling LLC
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