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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much is it to repair a roof?

The average cost to repair a roof is $300, but this cost depends on several factors. The best way to find out how much it will cost to repair your roof is to get several free cost estimates from roofers near you.

To learn more about prices, read “How much does it cost to repair a roof?

Can a handyman repair a roof?

A handyman may be able to repair simpler problems on a roof, such as damaged shingles or gutters. However, it’s important that you hire a pro who’s properly trained and skilled to handle your roof repairs. When in doubt, research the licensing requirements in your state, and review several handymen and roofers before making a decision. 

Is it better to repair or replace a roof?

It depends on the severity of the damage. If a falling branch or a windstorm damages an isolated patch of shingles, you could probably repair it. However, if the underlayment is damaged or if the whole roof is showing signs of wear, you might need to replace it. 

Always have a professional roofer near you assess the roof before making a decision.

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.

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 Albany roofing repair professionals
Rachel G.
Super quick to get quote and repair our slate roof
Mzx constructionMzx construction
Manuel M.
Bob did an excellent job with our roof repair. He was responsive, worked around our timing and very professional. Thank you!!!
Mzx constructionMzx construction
Levi B.
Working with Mzx construction was great. They repaired my roof the right way and it looks professional. I really like how they explained to me step by step what was wrong and what needed to be fixed as well as providing picture throughout the repairs. I would definitely recommend their services
Mzx constructionMzx construction
Lorraine J.
I had been worrying that I had to replace my roof. Shortly after putting in the request to Thumbtack, Bob contacted me to find out what the roof issue was. He made an appointment today at 10 a.m. and arrived promptly. He knew what needed to be done very soon after looking at the roof in the area where I had a leak in my house. He was able to complete the repairs in a few hours and less than 24 hours after 1st contact. The cost was very reasonable, and he gave me an estimate of how long the roof might last. He is extremely professional, listens, and explains what he will do. I highly recommend Bob of Mzx Construction.
Mzx constructionMzx construction
John M.
You're in good hands! Highly responsive: replied almost immediately on Thumbtack, quote 1-2 days, did job in 1-2 days. RHI made sure to follow up with me on status of repairs and keep me in the loop. Professional: David and his team repaired a tedious roof issue that required a couple follow-up visits due to the nature of the work. They followed through and helped me bring in a dependable plumber to finish the job. High quality work: the people at RHI are very knowledgeable and get things done the *right* way. Feedback: I think it would be nice if copies of the contract, job pics, and payment receipts were always sent to the customer over email.
Rider Home ImprovementRider Home Improvement
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