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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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’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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for roof installation, replacement or repair?

Digital payment platforms are common among roofers, roof repair companies and other services. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely cause more service providers to adopt platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Square Cash, Venmo and others instead of cash or check to decrease the risk of transmission.

You can typically find out whether roofers accept digital payments on their online profiles, and you should confirm this information with them during a consultation call.

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: 

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

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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.

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 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.

Reviews for Lackawanna roofing professionals
Tim C.
Thank you for providing the estimate for the roof in Clarence.
Buffalo's Best Roofing Co. LLCBuffalo's Best Roofing Co. LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Job was started weeks late. 2 day job lasted 4 days. Did not call to advise of delays. Damage occurred to tenants property in back yard. Materials were left on roof after job was completed. Roofing nails were found in driveway. Damage noted to trim on soffit. Otherwise roof looks good.
Green Earth ConstructionGreen Earth Construction
Jordan Y.
Quick response, fair price for a roof vent installation.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Edward W.
Jon did a great job, he came out and with in an hour my roof was repaired. He spent a couple minutes letting me know about my roof and why it might break again.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Jon H.
Had roof repairs done within hours. Outstanding service.
E@G ContractingE@G Contracting
Melanie F.
Same day response! Took care of the roof issue and will be working with in the future!
Jon CraneJon Crane
Michael S.
Jon was punctual, communicative, and got our leaking roof taken care of quickly and at a reasonable price.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Thumbtack Customer
Jon came the next morning. He was courteous and very helpful in assessing and explaining the roof leakage problem I was having. He took before and after pictures to show me what he did. He was quick and efficient. Highly recommend him for anyone in need of a roof repair.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Shawn H.
They did a good job on my roof for a very good price. I would hire them again.
Simply the bestSimply the best
Peter G.
Fixed leak on roof, found about 5 different possible sources and went and patched them all up. Recommend.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Edward W.
I had some visible damage to my roof, when Jeff came out he did a walk around and saw there was another set of damaged tiles and fixed it as well. The price was very reasonable especially seeing how the roof was damp and i did feel comfortable even going up on it. Would refer to friends and family
E@G ContractingE@G Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Jon responded promptly, arrived on time, was knowledgeable & did a good job for a fair price. He took pictures of roof and explained the problems and options for fixing. He didn't push for the higher priced fix & essentially encouraged me to go with the easier & cheaper fix at this time based on the condition of the roof as a whole. I would definitely hire Jon again.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Ben T.
We hired Tim to perform full tear off roof replacement on our garage. He was completely forthright on all aspects of the process and conducted business with pride and professionalism. He was on time for each visit and did exactly what he said he would do from the start. The garage roof install looks and performs perfectly, and aside from a little shingle dust from the ancient, dilapidated shingles I had up there, you’d never know there was a roofing job done here recently! We’ve already contacted Tim for more projects! Highly recommended!
Tim SchaedelTim Schaedel
Thumbtack Customer
Jon came quickly to resolve may leaking roof. He showed me all the areas of concern and gave me an on the spot estimate. He proceeded to repair my roof and ease my mind and wallet! I look forward to working with him on all future projects. Very courteous and personable, eager to ease concerns. Thank You!
Jon CraneJon Crane
Gary A.
Jon was here when he said he would be. He did a good job on the roof problem i had. He was very efficient.
Jon CraneJon Crane
David S.
Did a phenomenal job installing new roof over my garage. So simple to work with. Highly recommend to anyone looking to have work done.
Simply the bestSimply the best
Thumbtack Customer
Complete Tear off , new roof installed, 14 guys on crew did job in ONE Day. Owner Rodney was excellent to work with, would hire again.
Green Earth ConstructionGreen Earth Construction
Erik Z.
Did a good job fixing some small roof issues I had. Would hire him again and I've already recommended him to my friends and family.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Don K.
Simply The best did a great job replacing my roofing. It looks great and at a great price. His guys worked through some pretty bad weather to get the job done too.
Simply the bestSimply the best
Jennifer T.
Jon was very punctual, professional, and his prices were super reasonable! We will be using him again for any roofing issue we may have. Thank you very much, Jon.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Sue M.
After dealing with a roof leak that no one could fix, Jon came out, showed up on time, inspected the area, pinpointed the problem, and fixed it. I wish I had found him years ago!!!
Jon CraneJon Crane
Larry J.
do the repair the proper way remove shingles fix break under and reinstall shingles. Two trys and its still leaks. Gonna have to try and fix this myself two differents roofing companies and still leaks.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Brandy T.
Jon was very quick at responding to my request. He showed up early to look at my roof and then came back a few days later to finish the job. I definitely will be using him again!! Thanks so much!!
Jon CraneJon Crane
Thumbtack Customer
Jon did 2 roofing repair jobs for me. He responded quickly and did the work when he said he would. he sent me pictures of the work once it was done as I was not in town at the time. I would recommend him.
Jon CraneJon Crane
Andrew L.
Jon was clearly a professional. He was able to diagnose exactly what was wrong with my roof and offer me a number of options at varying price points to try and fix it. The solution that we ended up going with worked fantastically. I would recommend Jon to anyone.
Jon CraneJon Crane
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