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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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Rochester roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Roof flashing
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Dee D.
Highly Recommend JV Roofing. A company with Integrity!!
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Tina P.
Kemar and his crew did a great job with our garage roof. In a few hours, we had a new roof and our yard and driveway were cleaner than before they showed up.
PROproof Home Improvement LLCPROproof Home Improvement LLC
Abby M.
Fixed all the problems with my roof promptly and professionally. Highly recommend
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Matthew P.
Vladimir was very responsive and very informative to the situation with my roof, he is very personable also and down to earth, definitely recommend using him in the future with any roofing projects i need done and refer him to others.
Rochester Pro RoofingRochester Pro Roofing
Joan H.
Jon was extremely helpful and was a lifesaver as I needed roof work done ASAP!
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Timothy B.
Fe!t like family easy to deal with well versed in the roof science😁
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Joe stopped by and was the only contractor to make the effort to get ON my roof. He could have tried to sell me a new roof. Instead - he offered some solutions and worked on those repair solutions the same day. HIGHLY recommended.
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
JV Exteriora and Roofing did a great job. Very responsive, work was done as promised and when promised.
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Roof repair, went well. Communicated very effectively and quickly, and the job was done fast. Great experience!
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Jason D.
Great work patching our roof where an old unused pipe was leaking. Thanks for your help!
SOS Roofing and General contractingSOS Roofing and General contracting
Alan F.
The PROproof team were prompt and worked hard throughout the job. The roof looks great, the estimate was reasonable.
PROproof Home Improvement LLCPROproof Home Improvement LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had Jon do two roof repairs for me. Very punctual and professional. Will use again
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Toni V.
Fixed my leaking roof, saved me a lot of money! Definitely will hire again! Very honest!
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
I have to thank Will and his crew for doing an outstanding job! Will was on site everyday working just as hard as his crew & he shows a lot of pride in his work, making sure quality didn't suffer because of my budget. My roof new roof looks a hundred times better & I highly recommend them!
Small Time Repairs & Home ImprovementsSmall Time Repairs & Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
Southerntier Contracting did a total tear off of my roof and replaced it. They were very professional and did a great job.
Southerntier ContractingSoutherntier Contracting
Miji r.
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Dan and his excellent team. Dan is very professional from start to end. His whole crew was also very fast, clean. I took quotations from five different roofing company, after meeting face to face with them, only Dan's experience and behavior were desirable to me. I end up with a lovely roof and also save a lot of money with a high-quality roof ( 50 Years Guarantee !!); what else I need. THANK YOU, DAN.
Everlasting property solutionsEverlasting property solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Jon was on time, professional, and very helpful. He was at my house in less than an hour from when I logged into Thumtack for repairs to a leaky roof. He took the time to go up to the roof (in heavy rain) and take pictures so I was able to see excatly what was happening. His price was reasonable and his work of good quality.
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
We had a bathroom fan vented out through the roof of our second story colonial home. Joe responded quickly and was able to complete the job within a few days of initial contact with him. The price was fair ($50 lower than another bid) and the job was done to my complete satisfaction. I would highly recommend JV Exteriors & Roofing.
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Helen S.
Same day service! Very helpful, friendly, and informative. Repaired damaged roof shingles for a reasonable price. Highly recommend. Helen S.
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Adam S.
We had a ridge vent installed on our attached garage roof. They did a great job and the price was reasonable. Definitely recommend SOS to others.
SOS Roofing and General contractingSOS Roofing and General contracting
Kari B.
I was impressed with the responsiveness and quick service of SOS. Dave was very friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend SOS Roofing.
SOS Roofing and General contractingSOS Roofing and General contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Dave and his crew were wonderful. He is very clear, honest and conscientious in his work. They did a great job on my garage roof!
Roc ScapesRoc Scapes
Seymour M.
Jon came out on a Sunday and fixed our roof. He is very professional and very reasonable priced. I would definitely use Jon again....
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
Dorina H.
Jon came over as soon as he could AND was early for his appointment. I can't say enough about this guy... very knowledgeable. Didn't try to up sell me on anything, AND he was the best price! The BEST part of all, he fixed the roof before he left! DONE!! As a mom with 7 kids, that was priceless! Thank you Jon! We'll see you in five years for a whole roof!
Jon Crane Home ImprovementJon Crane Home Improvement
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