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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. 

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.

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.

How can I find out if a roofer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a roofer is an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by visiting your state or city’s government website. Local governments are providing up-to-date information for residents during this time.

A national guideline is available on CISA’s website, Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page addresses 16 different categories of essential infrastructure sectors, but note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  

Reviews for Plainfield roofing professionals
Nikki W.
Hired Amazing Roof to replace roof. They did a great job!!
Amazing roofingAmazing roofing
Robert G.
Recently , I hired Bori and his team to replace the shingles on my roof with roof underlayment (pro armor and ice shield) along with gutter guards and to replace the plywood as needed. All the plywood was damaged and had to be replaced. Bori and his team did a great job with replacing the plywood and putting on a new roof. His crew cleaned up after themselves. I am pleased with the work and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a roof repair or install.
Better Built ConstructionBetter Built Construction
Regina C.
I arranged an appointment with Arber to get a roof estimate he couldn't make the original appointment due to an unexpected emergency and he was very accommodating with making up for the mishap not only did he give me a fair estimate and great warranty for the roof replacement he also offered to include additional minor repairs into the estimate repair of my roof!!
General masonry and roofing llcGeneral masonry and roofing llc
Sabrina C.
Juan was great. He was able to come out within two days to fix my roof. I would definitely hire again
JPCO Constr LlcJPCO Constr Llc
Perry F.
Sonny and his team did an incredible job installing our new roof. The roof was installed so quickly and looks amazing -- it looks like a new home! The workmanship is incredible, we definitely have the best looking roof on the block! What struck me most, however, was how honest and genuine Sonny was during our interaction. He gave me such an incredible price (beat out two other quotes), and used the top of the line shingles! He was so good that I asked him to give me a quote on my gutters, which are in dire need of changing! HIRE them, and ask for Sonny, you won't be sorry! Thank you, Sonny and team!!
CNJ CONSTRUCTION AND ROOFINGCNJ CONSTRUCTION AND ROOFING
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with American Brothers was excellent. They exhibited a high level of professionalism and did a exceptional repair job on my roof. I will surely recommend their services to family and friends.
American Brothers GCAmerican Brothers GC
Deborah V.
I was very pleased. The job was done promptly at a reasonable price. Roman is a personable guy. I sent him to my daughter’s house to fix her roof as well.
SupinskiSupinski
Katherine M.
Need to have the roof on my garage repaired. Alban was in constant communication and sent pictures while the work was getting done. Would definitely use again! Thanks again!
ALBEMICO Construction, LLCALBEMICO Construction, LLC
Aquila L.
The owner, Leo, reached out to me via Thumbtack in response to my request for a quote. He sent three available time slots that he worked for him to visit my property to assess the roof and provide a quote. We agreed on 1 pm. An hour before he was scheduled to come to the property, he called and said that he was going to "Google Earth" the property to look at it and ends the call. 15 minutes later, he texted me a quote to fix my roof based on what he saw online. Not only did he waste my time by waiting for him for our appointment, how can you properly assess a property through Google Earth? He calls back and asks if I received his quote via text. I shared that I did receive his quote for $12K for a new roof or $4,700 for spot repair. When I shared that I thought that this was not the right way to give a quote, he disagreed. As I was telling him that I will be in touch, he hung up the phone. Totally unprofessional.
LC Roofing & General ContractingLC Roofing & General Contracting
Lori D.
I had contacted 5 companies for a quote. Raidex Construction provided a reasonbly, fair market value quote and used high quality materials. Mr Teodoro quickly responded to all messages, thoroughly explained the proposal and completed the work. The crew arrived early and worked until completed. Mr Teodoro inspected the work and when he noticed a defect in some of the shingles he arranged a return visit to correct the error. Mr Teodoro is hands on and the crew were respectable, punctual and detailed in their work. I highly recommend this company for roof repair and look forward to working with them in the near future for new siding installation.
RAIDEX CONSTRUCTION LLCRAIDEX CONSTRUCTION LLC
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