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Q & A

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 Jackson roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Did a very good job, I am more than satisfied with the roofing and complete reconstruction of my garage. Plan to have him complete other jobs for us in the near future.
R J Mott ConstructionR J Mott Construction
Jamie K.
Rick and his crew does a great job. Our garage roof looks amazing (and no longer leaks) and he hand built a sliding barn door for me and installed it on the garage and it looks beautiful.
R J Mott ConstructionR J Mott Construction
Gladys B.
I am very pleased with my roof replacement. Rick visited to look at the job and explained in detail how he would proceed as-well-as the kind of materials that would be used. Great job at an extraordinary value.
R J Mott ConstructionR J Mott Construction
Joe F.
Superior did an amazing job in an unbelievably short time period. Their attention to detail and dedication to the customer was top notch. My sister for whom the job I contracted them to do, is disabled and not in good health. The roof was leaking like a sieve. Jimmy and Superior were a life saver for her (literally). She had come down with pneumonia from living in that cold damp environment. She is almost living in a state of poverty and very much down on her luck. Jimmy took all of that into account and gave us an extremely great rate out of the goodness of his heart. He is working with us as far as getting the money to them too because of issues that I had with getting him the funds when promised. Superior did a total roof tear off, they replaced all of the sheathing along with all new shingles. Jimmy and the Superior crew are a godsend and I will forever be grateful for what they have done to help my sister and me. You will get the upmost quality service from Superior and you can count on that !! - Joseph Finley , I will post some good photos once I get them
Superior Roofing ServicesSuperior Roofing Services
Margie L.
Jacob was EXCELLENT to deal with. He promised us services above the other quotes/contractors we had contacted and he full filled those promises ! We asked for the roof to be done at a specific time and Jacob completely honored our request. He kept us updated on when materials were to be delivered and work was to be done. His crew worked very efficiently and gave us a beautiful job and in the time promised. We are very happy that we chose Extreme Exteriors LLC and we would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Extreme Exteriors LLCExtreme Exteriors LLC
Maria C.
Albert Esser II responed quickly to my request for roofing repair on Thumbtack, and when I called him, he spent a good half hour talking with me about the problem and getting to know the urgency and level of quality required for the job. It made me nervous to pay 100% up front to a contractor I never worked with before, but in the end, his crew not only delivered the work but went above and beyond the original contract. Albert's crew arrived 1.5 hours later than I expected due to traffic conditions, but worked hard and did come back the next day, which was a Sunday, to finish the job. They have their own tools and their own truck and they cleaned everything up after they were done. I am happy with their work and would hire them again.
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