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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 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

Contact the best roofers near you to get started on your roofing project today.

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 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.

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 Rockville roofing professionals
I interviewed five well qualified roofing companies. All the companies I found through Thumbtack were more than qualified. They only reason I did not select this company was scope of work. They only estimated the roof. Meanwhile, I wanted a little more done besides roofing.
Teo ConstructionTeo Construction
Mark L.
Thomas from NOVA Consulting was great! He is very knowledgable about roofing. Thomas was also very friendly, punctual, and the work quality is superb. I would highly recommend Thomas for your roofing needs!
Kelley F.
Bill was easy to work with. Was on time and got the job done in a couple of hours. No more leaking roof.
Hillage Home ImprovementsHillage Home Improvements
I interviewed five well qualified roofing companies. All the companies I found through Thumbtack were more than qualified. The representative for Apex gave an excellent presentation. The only reason I did not select this company was scope of work. They only do roofs, which is a plus. Meanwhile, I wanted a little more done besides roofing. I would highly recommend this company. When I was making my decision, it came down to Apex and the company I selected.
Apex Roofing and Construction LLCApex Roofing and Construction LLC
Victor H.
Andrés was very responsive, clear and professional. They exceeded my expectations. Performed the work quickly and very well. You can’t tell there was a hole on the roof. He explained what they had to do very clearly and, unlike other contractors, didn’t try to add unnecessary work to charge more. Their pricing was fair. I would definitely recommend Gaithersburg Roofing & Home Improvement.
Gaithersburg Roofing and Home Improvement LLCGaithersburg Roofing and Home Improvement LLC
Julie C.
Shaun did a great job. Left my roof clean to include removing the whirly birds. 😁. I have cards and will be recommending him to neighbors and friends
Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.
Raphael O.
Excellent work! We were desperate to get our roof fixed asap. He was very detailed with descriptions of the work to be done. Then completed it in timely manne. Even showed pictures of the before and after of the work was done. Thank you so much! We hope to do business soon
I hired Ace Home Improvements to replace my very old, distressed roof. I selected five highly qualified roofing companies and received five great estimates. All the roofing companies were more than qualified and had good ratings, but Ace stood out because they were willing to include an unusual scope of work including a gutters and downspouts team, vinyl guys to replace my unvented soffits, a crew to empty my attic, and another to insulate the now empty attic space. They coordinated every team so well that things were done in the proper order and were accomplished very quickly. Even my neighbors commented how fast and well the crews tackled all the various projects. Each crew consisted of professional, no-nonsense workers who were very respectful of me, my house, and the project they were doing. Was Ace Home Improvements the lowest price? No. But I wasn't looking for a bargain. I was looking to set up the exterior and attic of my home to last the rest of my life (I'm 60). Now that it's done and done well, I have a HUGE worry solved. Unless some really bad karma hits the house, I really am set for life, thanks to the hard work of all the crews and Ace for their awesome roofing team and coordination throughout the process. One more thing. My husband is disabled and is usually miserable when workmen arrive at the house, as he once did these things with the same skilled hand as these younger men now, but the crews from Ace set him at ease. Instead of ignoring him, which is easy for young people to do, they talked to him, and more important, listened to him, engaged him. That was priceless, and definitely not part of the contract, but it made my husband happy and filled me with joy. That alone makes me like Ace. Add to that the Ace crews' workmanship, which was completed well and with pride. I highly recommend Ace Home Improvements!
Ace Home improvementsAce Home improvements
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