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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 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. 

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.

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 Bethlehem roofing professionals
Danny A.
Familye Roofing & General Contracting completed the project on time and well within budget. In addition to the rapid service, friendly staff, and professionalism Familye Roofing exhibited flexibility and understanding with all scheduling needs. Upon completion the site was left immaculate and in better condition than before they arrived. Familye Roofing & General Contracting comes highly recommended.
Familye Roofing & General Contracting, LLC.Familye Roofing & General Contracting, LLC.
Krishan T.
David was professional, reasonable , and proficient. Enjoyed working with him, very punctual and timely and responsive, easy to work with, and competent ... quick to come and fix our roofing leak issues. Highly recommended for any roofing needs!
Max Pro RoofingMax Pro Roofing
David H.
I'm not big on writing reviews, or writing in general, but felt compelled to pen something for these guys. Everyday I would come home, look up and see an ugly roof. Shingles were faded and moldy, the flashing looked like it was put up by a five year old. Not anymore, I have a beautiful roof, that was done by professionals who take pride in their work and actually care. Dealing with Pete is very easy and straight-forward. No pressure at all, it was and is a pleasure. RoofTech will take the time to talk to you, answer your questions and concerns, and help you make the decision not force you. Buying a new roof is a big decision, and I'm telling you you cannot go wrong with these guys. From Pete's no pressure approach, to the placement of the dumpster (extra care to add wood blocks not to mess up the driveway) to Frank and crew's speed and detail. If you look at my yard you can't tell they were even here, until you look up that is and see a magnificent roof. In short, if you want a good roof and a good price, put up by a bunch of pros who have pride and care about their work, these are the men to hire. I'm going to hire them again, and heck even my neighbor is going to hire them!!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Dan removed a large skylight and had to close it in including adding shingles on roof and finishing off the bedroom ceiling to match what was already there. Great job done overall. Cleaned up when done. Will keep in mind for future remodeling.
Barrett Custom Carpentry,LLCBarrett Custom Carpentry,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My entire experience with E&K was wonderful. They quickly contacted me on Thumbtack and set up an in-person meeting within a few days of my post. Their estimate came in well below the others I received, and I felt more comfortable with the personalized care, workmanship and materials they used than the other roofers I considered. Pete and Jeff are especially kind and easy to work with! They removed my slate roof and replaced it with asphalt shingles in one day. They cleaned up, were courteous and professional, and I will recommend E&K to anyone looking for quality roofing at a reasonable price. Thank you E&K!
E&K Contracting, Inc.E&K Contracting, Inc.
Kristan F.
Gary knows how to get the job done and go above and beyond! When we reached out to Gary he was quick to respond and super flexible for timing. We were in a pinch and selling our home. Part of the purchase deal was to repair a portion of the roof and we needed it done fast. He responded quickly, efficient with an estimate and quoted us a great price. We chose Gary and so happy we did. The roof was repaired, looked great and we were ready to close on the house. I will be referring Gary to friends and family. I highly recommend Gary as he won’t disappoint. Thanks Gary, Bryan & Kristan
Carol c.
Sonny from CnJ construction responded to me very promptly and answered all my questions. He actually was able to come out and look at my roof, give me an estimate and tell me if I was willing to go with them that they could start within the next day or 2. The project only took a day and a 1/2 and looks great I would definitely recommend them very professional and is always there to answer any questions.
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