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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

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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. 

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
Thumbtack Customer
Roofing job. Very thorough from start to finish. Excellent job.
Sunset Roofing LLCSunset Roofing LLC
Abby M.
Fixed all the problems with my roof promptly and professionally. Highly recommend
Jon CraneJon Crane
Joan H.
Jon was extremely helpful and was a lifesaver as I needed roof work done ASAP!
Jon CraneJon Crane
Thumbtack Customer
Job was done in one day. Everything was cleaned up. Roof looks great.
Sunset Roofing LLCSunset Roofing LLC
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
Thumbtack Customer
I had Jon do two roof repairs for me. Very punctual and professional. Will use again
Jon CraneJon Crane
Toni V.
Fixed my leaking roof, saved me a lot of money! Definitely will hire again! Very honest!
Jon CraneJon Crane
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
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 CraneJon Crane
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 CraneJon Crane
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 CraneJon Crane
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 CraneJon Crane
Thumbtack Customer
Fast, Joe came and assessed the work to be done on my roof gave me the price and had it fixed the next day. Perfect, will use again and will recommend 100 percent
JV Exteriors & RoofingJV Exteriors & Roofing
Matteo M.
David went above and beyond by not only being responsive to my post but repairing a roofing issue I had on the same day! When he showed up he was extremely professional and did an exceptional job fixing some wind-damaged fascia on the roof. His pricing was very reasonable and I would highly recommend him! I'll be calling him directly next time I have an issue. Thanks David!
SOS Roofing and General contractingSOS Roofing and General contracting
Charlie W.
The owner Ray and his employees were very professional, polite and hard workers I love the job they did on my roof and gutters I would recommend them to others😊
Serazio Enterprises Inc.Serazio Enterprises Inc.
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