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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 Mentor roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
I have been having a nagging small roof leak since we bought our house in Sept. of 2016. I had another roofing company come out to "fix" it but after 3 failed attempts they recommended a roof tear off and replacement(est $1800). I did not have the money for this after just buying a house. I then found David through the Thumbtack app and I'm glad I did. He is very fair and honest!!! He is very thourough and knows what he's doing around roofs. His schedule is a bit tight and sometimes we couldn't meet up as planned like others have said but that has to do with mine and his schedule, I had no worries that we would get the problem resolved asap. We are hoping that his repair will buy us some time before we need to replace the roof. I already know that I will be calling David back up when that time comes and I will have him do the job! I 100% highly recommend his services if you need some roof assistance.
Integrity roofing and siding LLCIntegrity roofing and siding LLC
Douglas m.
I didn’t use Walker Roofing, but they’re response and professionalism was the quality I expected. I obtained a number of additional bids, selecting A different contractor based upon the experience of family and neighbors.
Walker Roofing & Construction LLCWalker Roofing & Construction LLC
James H.
Arrived early and didn't try to sell on unnecessary repairs. Mikey spent half an hour at least on roof with a hose hunting down the leak. I would highly recommend Raetrent Remodeling to a friend or relative.
Raetrent remodelingRaetrent remodeling
Chris J.
Nate was very friendly and knowledgeable. As a new homeowner, it was nice to feel not taken advantage of, especially when trying to fit a roof replacement in before the weather ended the season. Nate and his installers made recommendations on small changes (e.g. downspout routing) but never tried to push any product in the pursuit of more money. It was nice to get tips and advice on our house, instead of someone who was just interested in moving on to the next job. Nate was genuine, honest, and easy to communicate with. He and his crew were prompt and professional. I hope their work will stand the test of time and I hope that I won't have to see Nate again anytime soon! I will recommend them to anyone that asks me about a roofing job in the future. Thank you! Chris & Emily
Ulman Family ContractingUlman Family Contracting
Anthony T.
safeguard renovation came out this morning tore my roof off and completed it in 1 day. i have never seen a company operate so and organise so quickly and was done with pin our budget and he took notice of our extreme needs to get replaced asap. dave was easy to work with and his crew were clean cut very courteous and professional. they did a excellent job and the work is amazing. the best part was they spent more time cleaning up my property than they did on my roof. they used a big rolling magnet and hard tarps over entire house. this was to ensure my siding was protected. i will hire again in a heartbeat. me and wife are already lining up our drive way replacement with dave for the spring.
Safe Guard RenovationsSafe Guard Renovations
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