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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. 

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.

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 lifespans for different materials: 

Roofing material Lifespan
Asphalt 20 years
Metal 40-80 years
Copper 70 years
Clay/Concrete 100+ years
Slate 60-250 years
Simulated Slate 10-35 years

Source: InterNACHI

There are a variety of roofing materials available and appropriate for residential applications. When choosing roofing materials, it's essential to consider the look you want, your budget and the climate in your area. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials because they are affordable and relatively easy to install. They come in various colors and styles designed to last decades if properly maintained. Asphalt shingle roofs also have a higher fire resistance than other roofing materials (like wood shakes), making them an ideal choice for homes in areas prone to wildfires or other natural disasters. 

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer superior durability, fire-resistance and energy efficiency compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They are available in various colors and styles, making them a good option if you want more customization options. Metal roofs also require less maintenance than other types of roofing materials. 

Tile roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long-term durability and multiple style options. Tile roofs can have great longevity with proper maintenance, making them an ideal choice for those who don’t want to replace their roof too often. Tile roofs typically cost more than asphalt shingle or metal roofs, so if budget is an issue, this might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that tile roofs are often made out of clay or concrete — both of which are durable.

Slate roofs are known for lasting a lifetime, which means you probably won't have to replace this type of roof. Slate is durable, a curb-appeal booster and a favorite among homeowners. Just keep in mind it can get a bit pricey.

No matter which type of material you choose, make sure that you hire a top-rated professional who knows how to properly install your home's new roof. Search Thumbtack for roofing contractors and companies in your area today.

Related: Buying guide: How to choose the best roof shingles.

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.

Why should I get a roof inspection?

In short, a roof inspection can help protect your home while saving you money in the long run.

Roof inspections provide homeowners with crucial information about the condition of their roofing system. A professional inspector will search your roof for signs of damage that could lead to severe damage and trigger the need for expensive repairs down the road. Start searching for a top-rated roof inspector near you today.


What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

Reviews for Cary roofing professionals
Tracy H.
My husband and I was was very impressed with Reyes Roofing swift response to our roofing leaks. Reyes Roofing fixed our roofing issues, and communicated if we had any problems afterwards, their services will be absolutely free. I will definitely refer them to anyone looking for excellent roofing work. In addition, Reyes Roofing indicated that they do painting as well. Satisfied customer!
Reyes Roofing Pro ServicesReyes Roofing Pro Services
Ed M.
Christian is very responsive, very conscientious, and very professional. We had roof damage due to an ice storm and water pouring into our home. Christian was quick to arrive and put a tarp on the roof to stop the leak. He returned to replace our roof. He and his team did a great job, and we would highly recommend him for any roofing issues.
ACC Roofing & ConstructionACC Roofing & Construction
Jeff W.
We have the roof repair and clean done on time and in reasonable price. Thanks.
Edwards Roofing and GuttersEdwards Roofing and Gutters
Thumbtack Customer
Roof replacement - negotiations are good, project hasn't started yet. Vary helpful in negotiating with the insurance company.
PROBUILT - Roofing & ConstructionPROBUILT - Roofing & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
They asked for no payment in advance, arrived on time, completed the job as quickly as possible and cleaned up afterwards. I recommend ABJ Roofing, Inc.
ABJ Roofing IncABJ Roofing Inc
Timothy G.
ABJ roofing did an excellent job replacing our new roof. I called around the area and got different quotes and they by far came in with the fairest price. They use the best products accompanied by the best roofers. It was an enjoyable experience and I would 100% without a doubt refer them to anyone I know. Great company + great people! Thanks guys
ABJ Roofing IncABJ Roofing Inc
George H.
Our roof repairs look good. So far, no more leaks. They cleaned up our patio and other areas after they finished their work. No complaints.
Reyes Roofing Pro ServicesReyes Roofing Pro Services
Thumbtack Customer
Brian was really great! Without his help, I would not have gotten a new roof. He went way beyond helpful to pull that off.
PROBUILT - Roofing & ConstructionPROBUILT - Roofing & Construction
Shannon R.
My roof isn’t started yet, but they are very responsive and are helping me get the repairs covered by insurance (I was expecting to have to pay for it out of pocket).
Odyssey ContractingOdyssey Contracting
Brian T.
I Hired Reyes to replace the roof on my shed. The roof looks great. There are a few problems that potential customers should be aware of. First when they came out to give an estimate he quoted me a Very high price. I said had other companies coming and I would get back to him. He immediately dropped the quote by $600. This alone would normally make me not choose a contractor. Seems dishonest to me. Then he said he would be back the next day to do the work. This is why i said ok. Well, the next day came and I got a text saying the weather was t nice and he would be out the next day. The weather wasfine, no rain a little overcast. He did arrive the next day a 90 minutes later than he said. The day he fid the work was colder than the day he was supposed to do it. They got the job done and the roof looks great. The only complaints about the work is he left a bunch of the old roofing on the ground on the other side of my fence and wrapping from the new shingles. According to what was on the packageing they were "economy". Meaning cheap. I paid for a better quality product based on the estimate. He also left roofing nails all over. I have two dogs which he was aware of. He should have made sure to capture all the nails. Very sloppy. I am happy to have roof done but would not use them again.
Reyes Roofing Pro ServicesReyes Roofing Pro Services
Michelle S.
We had a fantastic experience with APAL roofing. Art runs an extremely professional company, focuses on attention to detail, and can be counted on. Plus, Art is very personable and a pleasure to do business with.
*Apal Roofing Company*Apal Roofing Company
Sudhanshu G.
It was a pleasure dealing with Reyes roofing. They came out quickly to assess the damage and the fix was applied within a couple of hours. Getting repairs done in the house hasn’t been this painless ever before!! Highly recommended.
Reyes Roofing Pro ServicesReyes Roofing Pro Services
Amelia D.
Love these guys! They fit me in pretty quickly and had a crew big enough that they were able to complete my roof in a day. Picked up all of the debris before they left. No issues whatsoever! These guys were great!
ABJ Roofing IncABJ Roofing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Scotty quickly responded on my inquiry to fix the water leak issue on my house's roof top. He also made himself available the next day to come to my house and provide a free estimate. I find him honest as he told me that the shingles are all fine (wherein he could have told me that some needs replacement) and explained that the issue is around the area of the pipe/exhaust on my roof which should be easy to fix. He provided an estimate on the cost to fix the issue which I find fair (much less than the usual cost of roof tuneup) for the needed work so I hired him on the spot. He also provided a 60-day warranty for the work so I'm still covered in case there's still water leak on my roof top (which we can only test when it rain hard again). I also find Scotty to be a nice guy and seems to have the attitude to build good relationship with his customers. Overall, I'm satisfied with the work he did and I would recommend him based from my experience.
Audrey A.
It’s always scary when something big in your home goes wrong for the first time. A roof replacement was that event for me. The guys at Odyssee made it seamless, and took away a lot of my anxiety. Would hire again!
Odyssey ContractingOdyssey Contracting
Gerald d.
Luis and his crew did a great job. I knew I had some issues with my roof besides just Shingle replacement, and Luis took care of each problem. I will surely refer Pro Built to my friends.
PROBUILT - Roofing & ConstructionPROBUILT - Roofing & Construction
Kathleen B.
Great company, nice workers. It was a pleasure to work with them. They replaced my roof for an excellent price, and cleaned up afterward. I will be getting them to do many other projects I want to have done. Good job, all around.
Reyes Roofing Pro ServicesReyes Roofing Pro Services
Thumbtack Customer
Scotty was very responsive and showed up within a few hours of our call to give me a quote on the project. He took pictures of the issue on the roof and provided a good explanation on how to fix the problem. He was able to do the work right away.
Thumbtack Customer
Bulmaro and Mauricio were nothing but professional. They were never pushy and didn't try to sell you anything additional that wasn't necessary. Our roof is absolutely beautiful, and their prices can't be beat in the area. They were finished within a day and left our property clean. I would recommend them over and over again.
ABJ Roofing IncABJ Roofing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Rodriguez responded quickly once contacted. He came out right away and gave me an estimate to have my roof repaired when we were getting a lot of rain! He was kind enough to do a temporary repair to stop the leak until he was able to come back when the rain stopped and make the final repairs. I would definitely hire again.
ABJ Roofing IncABJ Roofing Inc
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