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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 Brooklyn roofing professionals
Marshalla R.
Thank you Alex and the Roofing World Team! Roofing World worked with our schedule and repaired a hole near our skylight. They also provided a quote that was reasonable should we want to do the whole roof.
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Tina B.
Christian of Miller’s roof was punctual, professional and made the process of getting an estimate on a new roof painless! Additionally, his knowledge and candor on the issues on my roof reassured all my worries and I look forward to working with him in the future and would absolutely recommend him to homeowners.
CPR RoofingCPR Roofing
Antoine D.
Corey & the crew from Roofing Experts were the best !!!! I'm so glad I chose this company to repair my flat roof that has been giving me problems for years. Great value & workmanship. My roof look brand new . Thanks guys definitely recommending this company.
Roofing ExpertsRoofing Experts
Alfonso G.
Great job fixing the drainage on our roof.
Five Boro RemodelingFive Boro Remodeling
Jonathan R.
Excellent work repairing and sealing the roof. Very responsive and courteous.
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Jeffrey G.
Expert roofing was great and I will recommend them to anyone that has a need for roofing services. Donald was wonderful and very patient. He answered all my questions in detail. I plan on using their services yearly for maintenance.
Expert RoofingExpert Roofing
Russell j.
Job well done , good communication repaired roof changed all the shingles.
Peter E.
Pete was great to work with and he did a really good job on our brownstone townhouse roof.
United Roofing ServicesUnited Roofing Services
LaTonya H.
Cory from Roofing Experts of NY did a GREAT job installing a new flat roof. He and his team are very professional and extremely efficient. He was punctual, and completed the job in the time promised. He is fair and honest. I would absolutely recommend him for future work.
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Sharon m.
Pete’s did a great job working on our roof. He was very professional, honest and punctual . He worked within our budget , explained everything that needed to be done, and took before/after pictures for us to see. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who need their roof repair. Thank you!
United Roofing ServicesUnited Roofing Services
Felicia D.
Angelo & Pro Rate did everything we've asked of them. I got my entire roof fixed and I'm happy
Pierre V.
I never heard back from the company after one visit from a project manager, not someone that could climb my roof and observe the work needed. I didn't want to leave a negative review, but after numerous conversations, your team did not review my roof issue, and we received an estimate. Unfortunately, this was much time wasted for nothing.
Five Boro RemodelingFive Boro Remodeling
Sandra b.
This company really helped referring me to other companies within thumbtack. This merchant was honest letting me know I did not have a roofing issue.Thanks, Christian.
CPR RoofingCPR Roofing
Marie C.
Paul gave an excellent presentation of the work that would be completed. He showed us the problem areas of our roof and gave options in order for us to make an informed decision. He had samples of the materials that the company would use, explained what the work entailed. Once the work started, he documented the entire process by sharing pictures at each stage from the removal of the old roof to the installation of our new roof. The work was done in 2 days, no debris were left behind. They even covered the neighbor’s car just in case the wind blew any scraps away. I strongly recommend Five Boro Remodeling for doing such a wonderful job at a great price!
Five Boro RemodelingFive Boro Remodeling
Leonnie J.
Angelo and Pro Grade Roofing did an excellent job on my flat roof. They were on time when they came to give an estimate. Let me know immediately about the "roof pool" which was an unknown issue at the time of estimate. Told me in detail about that issue and what was required to repair it and were fair about the added cost. They completed the job before the anticipated completion date. Were able to repair the skylight as well as the chimney even though they did not have indoor access and made sure the area in and around the property remained clean. I am very pleased with their service and will definitely use them again as well as recommend them to my friends and neighbors.
Benyamin K.
We were hearing scratching sounds in our roof, and Cory was able to come right away, find a hole and repair it. Now the problem is solved and we can finally sleep in peace.
Roofing ExpertsRoofing Experts
Michael G.
Not only were they quick, clean and professional, but James walked me through the steps and made my wife and I 100% comfortAble with the complete job and crew. Thank you Fix A Roof!
Fix a roofFix a roof
Thumbtack Customer
I have chosen mr. Friedman to do my job, I find him incredably knowledgable and honest he has a outstanding reputation . So I chose fix a roof
Fix a roofFix a roof
Leo and his team helped me out with a new roof due after the snow storm last week. They assessed the situation immediately and understood the urgency of a damaged roof with elderly people living in my home. He replied to my numerous text immediately and made sure I understood point by point what he was doing and why it needed to be done. I fell 100% satisfied with his work and professionalism. If you need an honest contractor then you need Leo.
LC Roofing & General ContractingLC Roofing & General Contracting
Pierre V.
After several mutual scheduling conflicts, Forest Hills promptly showed up at my home, evaluated my roof damage, and presented great packages and options for the repair we will strongly consider.
Forest Hills RoofingForest Hills Roofing
David K.
Mohammed was excellent - responsive, professional and great value. He replied immediately to my work request (fixing a roof leak) was there that afternoon to take a look and then fixed it first thing the next morning. Would definitely recommend!
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Jackie S.
Cory was very professional, he checked in on his men doing my new roof installation to make sure all was going well, I appreciated that. He was fair and courteous and I'm satisfied with the job done.
Roofing ExpertsRoofing Experts
Barbara R.
Chris was the utmost professional. He went beyond what was expected, was cheaper than other roofers for the same materials, and gave an impressive guarantee. He is easy to work with and extremely accommodating. We highly recommend ABC Roofing and Christopher.
ABC RoofingABC Roofing
Stephanie d.
Top tier is great. Angelo and his worker made the extra effort to video call and show me the problem on my roof. He fixed the issue immediately. He was courteous and very kind. I’d hire top tier again in an instant.
Top Tier RoofingTop Tier Roofing
Leonardo E.
Working with these guys is a breeze. They’re very responsive, show up, and get the job done in 1 day. They helped redo my roof, paint the entire back of my brick home and sealed all leaks at a great price. I would recommend.
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