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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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Do roofers offer remote or virtual services?

To find out the degree to which a roofing service can operate remotely, it’s best to contact local roofers and roofing repair specialists near you.

See if they will schedule a video call so that you can show them the project and get an idea of the cost. This will also allow them to give you recommendations on the type of roofing material, and the best time of year to do the project. You might also be able to book a roof installation or repair service far out in advance.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a roofer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a roofer, choose virtual platforms like video chats instead of face-to-face consultations. When the roofer is working on your roof, avoid any physical contact, sanitize all involved spaces and surfaces, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Reviews for Oakdale roofing professionals
Mark A.
Jason came out to look at our roof when several neighbors were going with a large "storm chaser" roofing company that was working our neighborhood. He was very honest and told me that our roof did not have significant damage and was not in need of replacement at this time. He was great and I know who I will be coming back to when we really are ready for a roof. Thanks Jason!
Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Nick (Top Notch Roofing) and his team to reroof my house in September 2016. Overall I was satisfied with the job that was done. Nick is patient, creative, and committed to customer satisfaction. My project included working with a second company to insulate the roof at the same time that Nick's team was re-roofing my house. When the insulation company increased the scope of their work at the last minute, Nick was flexible to accommodate those changes. He also stepped up with a plan that would keep the project on time. There was minor damage to the inside of the house from the roofing work but Nick was accommodating in making those repairs. I received estimates from five roofing contractors and I found Top Notch Roofing to be price competitive. I recommend Top Notch Roofing. Nick takes pride in what he does. You will be well cared for.
Top Notch Construction Inc.Top Notch Construction Inc.
Shilpa G.
Great response. Had a leaking roof and he came within 40mins, went and got stuff and implemented a temp solution till my regular roofing company could come out - roof was under warranty so he was careful to not do anything to negate it. Great job, I will be calling him for other house projects !
Ich general remodeling contractorIch general remodeling contractor
Jerik H.
The team was great handling the unique qualities of our roof perfectly.
Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.
Andrew H.
Donovan was very responsive and thorough in helping me with a my roof leak.
Ice Dam Service By Donovan WhiteIce Dam Service By Donovan White
Eric W.
Exceptional service and quality work. Very happy with new roof and gutters.
Northern Exteriors Minnesota Inc.Northern Exteriors Minnesota Inc.
Mary B.
So far, so good. Haven't started on the roof yet. m
Drake mallard Inc.Drake mallard Inc.
Dan W.
Appreciate the honesty. Will be my roof guy going fotemward and will recommend to others.
Maureen F.
Justin was so helpful and made roof replacement easy for me. Highly recommend!
The Expert Co.The Expert Co.
Katie S.
Came out to inspect the roof quickly. Fixed our issue the very next day. Excellent!!
Roof Company NA IncRoof Company NA Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Joe is straightforward and friendly, started and finished the job quickly, and our garage roof looks and works just fine.
That One Construction CompanyThat One Construction Company
Kim E.
Jim was an expert in roofing, it was clear. He was interrupted a few times but came back quickly to be sure the job was complete
Ryan ConstructionRyan Construction
Jacob P.
Shae was very responsive and did a good job on repairing a leak in our roof for a reasonable price. Definitely recommend
Mary B.
He arrived when expected and was super helpful with the insurance adjuster. The new roof looks fabulous. Thanks Ken
Drake mallard Inc.Drake mallard Inc.
Michael P.
Storm Group sent a sizeable team of roofers who replaced my old roof in a single day. They cleaned up so thoroughly afterwards that the only evidence they were there is my beautiful new roof! Also, they were very flexible in dealing with payment when we had a death in the family. Storm Group is not only competent and professional, they are compassionate as well.
Storm Group Roofing, LLCStorm Group Roofing, LLC
Jerome G.
Replaced a 3 tab asphalt asphalt roofing shingle which blew off snow covered and wet roof using an extension ladder. Came as soon as rain stopped. Made sure exposed area was dry using rags and hair dryer which I supplied. Took his time and did a good job. Very fair price.
Ich general remodeling contractorIch general remodeling contractor
Anas A.
Jake was prompt and did a fantastic job. He carefully reviewed the roof and took care of other underlying issues as well. Highly recommended.
Jake the RooferJake the Roofer
Nick S.
Jason and his crew were great. He ordered the materials right away, and the crew came out and finished our large roof and shed in one day. They even worked on a Sunday, to accommodate our short timeline due to the sale of our house. We will definitely recommend them to anyone looking to replace their roof, windows, gutters, or siding. Thank you Jason!
Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I've used many contractors over the years for my commercial building. This is by far the best experience I've had in every way. Scott's project managing ability was outstanding and his post project follow up was second to none. His pricing is fair and workmanship outstanding. My project was to repair a rubber roof and I absolutely recommend him to anyone facing roof issues.
Northwest Exteriors, Inc.Northwest Exteriors, Inc.
Anne A.
Jason is excellent to work with. Our roof looks amazing and he is priced right. I would recommend to all. The whole experience was great from start to finish!!
Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.Residential & Commercial Exteriors, Inc.
Josue E.
They really went out of their way to help me work with my home insurance to cover for my roof installation. The work quality was great and was done in a timely manner.
LifeTime Builders LLCLifeTime Builders LLC
Elizabeth E.
They responded quickly to communication, gave a good price for the quality work done. We had them put a hole in roof for a vent pipe and seal up with flashing.
Alaina A.
Joe was great to work with and his crew did a great job (roof replacement). Communication was always timely, honest, and professional. I would hire again & recommend.
That One Construction CompanyThat One Construction Company
Cindy M.
Did an excellent job on our new roof! We love it! Jim came out several times to bring me samples until I found the right one :)
Primo Restoration & ConstructionPrimo Restoration & Construction
Justin M.
Good experience. Been a pain to find roofers to take ownership of the problem. I feel like I have a phone number to call if the roof starts leaking ever again.
Storm Group Roofing, LLCStorm Group Roofing, LLC
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