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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 Norristown roofing professionals
Nego P.
Northeast Roofing did a great job at a fair price fixing the problems I had with my roof. I will use them again.
North east roofing and guttersNorth east roofing and gutters
Alina J.
James is very professional and super affordable. He is very responsive and punctual. I had repairs needed on my roof to stop a leak, James was able to easily identify the issue and did a fantastic job with the repairs. 100% recommend him for your roof needs
James Roccia RoofingJames Roccia Roofing
Erik H.
Very friendly, courteous and professional. Would definitely recommend and use again for our roofing needs!
Keller ConstructionKeller Construction
Bryan S.
Incredible service, came out right away. Fair pricing. I thought I needed a new roof and Joseph explained I have atleast 5-6 more good years with my current roof. I will be calling JCF Construction again. Thank You Joseph
JCF ConstructionJCF Construction
Thumbtack Customer
To repair my leaking roof. James did a very good job. The best impress is his honest. I'm pretty sure in the next five-7 years, I'll need him again to install my new roof, because his quote/estimate is fair and his work done is great......
James Roccia RoofingJames Roccia Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
They did a nice job installing a new roof on my laundry room. Sherman and his team did quality work and fast.
Keller ConstructionKeller Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Reliable crew and quality work. Needed to replace my roof and they had the job done within days of submitting the request on thumbtack.
Keller ConstructionKeller Construction
Mus S.
Keller construction did an outstanding job replacing our 20+ year old roof. I was most impressed with the way they explained the entire process prior to starting the work. During the work, they were very professional, on time very day, sent updates on the project and delivered on time. If I'm around in the next 20-30 years, I'll definitely use them again for the next roof!
Keller ConstructionKeller Construction
Karl M.
Incredible service, came out right away and on time to the minute. Did an emergency repair patch of a large hole in the roof immediately. Was able to replace my entire roof within a couple days. He started and finished on right on time. He suggested a beautiful color shingle - my house looks better than it has in years! Joseph at JCF Construction was incredible. From start to finish he was hands on. Our Roof job was completed in a day, mess completely gone. They left our property better than it was. He was professional and treated me as like I was a long time friend. I will definitely use his company again and will recommend him to all of my friends and family!
JCF ConstructionJCF Construction
Setu P.
Quickly responded and showed up on on time. I am very pleased with the work that was done. He was very efficient, and even provided honest recommendations. I highly recommend him for your roofing needs.
Xpert Xterior LLCXpert Xterior LLC
Eric W.
Very happy with our roof repair and re-sealing as done but Keller Construction. After meeting with four other contractors, Keller stood out as the most professional, least pushy, and most informative. They were prompt on all communications and followed through on everything promised. Once we had decided to go with Keller construction, I felt assured that our leaky roof and re-sealing job would be done professionally, cleanly, and quickly. I would enthusiastically recommend them in a heart beat, Sherman Keller is the ideal contractor experience.
Keller ConstructionKeller Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Great guy! John not only did my bathroom but also replaced my porch roof. He's honest and his pricing is spot on. I had a couple of contractors interested but John moved quickly and his crew did an amazing job. I highly recommend him for any job.
J.F. Keevill ConstructionJ.F. Keevill Construction
Gregg F.
Working with Sherman was a great experience. His pricing was a good value compared to other estimates. He is very friendly, explains options well, and is responsive to emails and calls. The quality of work appears very well done. I would call him first for my next roofing project and would recommend to anyone looking for a contractor.
Keller ConstructionKeller Construction
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