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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 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 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

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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 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 Kettering roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
I called Kingdom Exteriors for my elderly mother who had a very leaky roof. She is very satisfied with her new roof. The job included a ridge vent, membrane roofing on a flat porch and shingles on the pitched roof. The price was right and the work was done expertly. Mr. Lamb's crew was prompt, professional and fast. The arrived in the morning and did not leave until the entire roof was completed that evening. They cleaned up completely and the house looks great!
Kingdom Roofing & RemodelingKingdom Roofing & Remodeling
Heather S.
Eagleye Roofing is always professional and responsive.
Eagleye RoofingEagleye Roofing
Sarah P.
Kingdom Roofing delivered on their promise of a beautiful, high quality roof. Kelley is super responsive to emails and text. This company was a pleasure to work with, I would recommend and use again.
Kingdom Roofing & RemodelingKingdom Roofing & Remodeling
Emerald p.
Rome wasn’t built in a day but our roof was! I couldn’t be happier with the new roof and how fast and competent the company was. After the cleanup I couldn’t find one piece of evidence that my roof was done the day before. They are extremely meticulous in the cleanup! I would highly recommend hiring this company!!!
Primo Exteriors LLCPrimo Exteriors LLC
Larry C.
We had a great experience with Josh and the crew of Chimney Rock Roofing and Siding. They did a complete tear off of 2 layers of shingles, roofing felt, flashing, etc., and installed all new materials. He agreed to install my desired Atlas brand Pinnacle Pristine shingles, underlayment and associated materials. The crew arrived on time each day and worked hard. They were also friendly and easy to talk with. The roof looks great and we've been getting lots of compliments from friends and neighbors. I highly recommend Chimney Rock Roofing and Siding for your roofing projects.
Chimney Rock Roofing & ConstructionChimney Rock Roofing & Construction
Trish T.
The quote was done the same I messaged them and the roof in one day.
F.V.C roofingF.V.C roofing
Robert R.
Came out the next day fixed roof. Still had a leak call him, came out the next day he found a nail hole under shingle. Great business they guarantee there work. Will call again if I ever need roof repairs.
All phases remodelingAll phases remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Our experience with Sam at R&D was great. He was quick to answer messages, give us quotes for repairing our roof and lawn maintenance for next season, and very friendly. It took just a few minutes for him to repair the roof and he took photos showing us the damage and after the repair. We'll definitely be in touch for repairing more once Spring comes. Thank you for being so fast to repair our roof! Highly recommended!
Dayton Builders GroupDayton Builders Group
Larry C.
Viktor did a superb job on re-roofing my storage shed. I hired him on Thumbtack yesterday, and he was here at 8 AM sharp this morning, ready to go to work. He had to tear off the old, cheap 3-tab shingles, and he replaced them with high quality architectural shingles. He paid attention to every detail and approached this job like he was roofing a house -- including drip rails, synthetic waterproof underlayment, ice guard, etc., to ensure a long-lasting, high-performance roof. I would definitely use him again for another roofing job, and I highly recommend him.
Viktor PosnovViktor Posnov
Brent H.
Steve came and did a quick roof repair and some cleanup for me. I would recommend him to anybody.
Steve's Home RepairsSteve's Home Repairs
Brian B.
Worked great within my budget to repair my leaking roof. He was very professional and timely. Best of all: no more leaking! Thanks!
Steve's Home RepairsSteve's Home Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
We nended some repairs to a relatively new roof. Keith has been good about responding but it's not repaired yet. I hope to update this soon with a full repair! Keith came again and then sent a contractor to do additional repairs. They replaced a small portion of the roof and hopefully it's repaired. Keith said we could call again if it's still leaking! We appreciate the continued service!
F.V.C roofingF.V.C roofing
Ryan H.
F.V.C. Is an amazing business. Keith the owner was early to our appointment, GAO on his prices and hasty with getting the job setup and started. I’d go through F.V.C. Again for my roofing needs.
F.V.C roofingF.V.C roofing
Andrew D.
On time, got us scheduled quickly, and did a great job with our tenants’ roof repair. Would definitely recommend for anyone in a pinch who needs a job done quickly, efficiently, and on a budget!
All phases remodelingAll phases remodeling
Kristen S.
Steve fixed our shed roof! He did an excellent job, came out when he said he would & charged a reasonable price. I would definitely hire Steve again!
Steve's Home RepairsSteve's Home Repairs
Phil P.
Josh came out right away to address a couple of problems with my roof. He install new jack boot rubbers and repaired my soffit and fascia that were damaged by a racoon. Happy with the work and the price.
Chimney Rock Roofing & ConstructionChimney Rock Roofing & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
I hired them to repair a leaking roof on a 3 seasons room. We had some issues coordinating a time to schedule the work. The crew came in and finished in a few hours. The finished product is great! Would hire them again!
F.V.C roofingF.V.C roofing
Magen B.
Great team of people. Excellent fast roof looks great. Jeff was very helpful and was willing to answer any questions I had. Very quick to respond back to any text or phone call. Definitely recommend this company.
H&J renovationH&J renovation
Henry G.
Jarrett was a pleasure to deal with throughout the entire process of our roof replacement. From the initial quotation to final billing, he was incredibly responsive and professional. All work was performed as quoted within the specified time frame. We are very satisfied with the quality of workmanship.
Prime ConstructionPrime Construction
Kora Y.
They did a great job on my roof and kept us informed daily how things were going. They were very professional and did an excellent job of cleaning up. Gave us a good price for our replacement. It was very reasonable. I highly recommend them.
Chimney Rock Roofing & ConstructionChimney Rock Roofing & Construction
Beverly a.
Did a fine job on repairing roof leak. Had been trying over a month to have problem resolve. Josh came an took pictures of damage to show me. I agreed with his low estimate and he promptly repaired my leak. Thanks so much Josh.
Chimney Rock Roofing & ConstructionChimney Rock Roofing & Construction
Kathleen W.
Walt Messer responded quickly to my on line request for a quote to replace my roof. He was able to schedule an estimate for that next day. The quote was presented immediately and the pricing was extremely fair. He and his installation team were courteous and professional from the initial contact through the completion of the project. The installation team arrived at the scheduled time, and began working immediately. They were able to complete the roof replacement in 1 day. The quality of their workmanship is excellent AND they cleaned up the construction debris as they went. I was really impressed that Walt arrived the day after the job was complete not only to inspect the job ,but he also walked around the house using a large magnet to pick up any nails left lying in the yard or flower beds. I would recommend this company to anyone without hesitation.
Messer Roofing & RemodelingMesser Roofing & Remodeling
Patrick G.
Viktor was first to respond to my request and he showed up early Monday morning, right on time! He completed the repair work in under 30 mins. He also inspected and provided pictures of hail damage to help me for future replacement when needed. I will definitely keep his business card for future roofing needs!
Viktor PosnovViktor Posnov
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