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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 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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Do roofers offer remote or virtual services?

To find out the degree to which a roofing service can operate remotely, it’s best to contact local roofers and roofing repair specialists near you.

See if they will schedule a video call so that you can show them the project and get an idea of the cost. This will also allow them to give you recommendations on the type of roofing material, and the best time of year to do the project. You might also be able to book a roof installation or repair service far out in advance.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a roofer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a roofer, choose virtual platforms like video chats instead of face-to-face consultations. When the roofer is working on your roof, avoid any physical contact, sanitize all involved spaces and surfaces, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Reviews for Pittsburgh roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
I call numerous roofing companies and Wizard Roofing returned my call and came quickly to repair my roof. I was impressed with how quickly they replaced my roof vent and for a great price.
Wizard Roofing & AsphaltWizard Roofing & Asphalt
Nanette D.
Paul & Tony were very professional , gave me an estimate and came the next day and repaired one roof and replaced my patio roof all within one day. I would recommend Stay Dry Roofing for your roofing needs.
Stay Dry RoofingStay Dry Roofing
Ran N.
Stay dry roofing did a great job replacing the whole roof in one day Thank you!
Stay Dry RoofingStay Dry Roofing
Joey S.
Low cost roofing showed up and got it done the same day . They did a great job . I will recommend them to my family and friends for any roofing need . Thank you Low Cost Roofing.
Low cost roofingLow cost roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Performance Roofing acted quickly to diagnose and repair our roof leak. I would feel comfortable hiring them again and plan to do so when replacing the roof. Angelo was very responsive and came quickly to provide an estimate.
Performance RoofingPerformance Roofing
Jim H.
Quality Roofing did a great job repairing our roofing/fascia. Very responsive and we were able to get the repairs done quickly.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Mary A.
They did the entire roof in 1 day and it looks fabulous!! One of the best looking roofing jobs I've ever seen. I highly, highly recommend them!!
Green Door Home Improvements, LLCGreen Door Home Improvements, LLC
Dana M.
Quality Roofing far exceeded our expectations. I contacted them on Thumbtack and within minutes, I received a response to my inquiry. Brendon displayed exceptional customer service and was so knowledgable from the beginning. In less than 24 hours he visited my home to provide me with a quote on the roofing repairs that needed to be done on my home, and less than 48 hours later the work on my roof was completed. I am appreciative of his responsiveness, thoroughness in completing the work, and being so easy to work with in general. My family would absolutely recommend Quality Roofing to anyone who is in need of a new roof or any roof repairs.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Michelle M.
They responded quickly to my inquiry . They knew exactly what needed to be done to the roof. I was also given a few option that would help through budgeting my roofing needs.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
John T.
Paul came and looked at the roof and then gave a quote for $800 Paul is after to rip off senior citizens. I did get the roof repaired but at a much better price. I would never recommend stay dry roofing to anyone and I hope you take him off your list of contractors.
Stay Dry RoofingStay Dry Roofing
Aimee O.
I got a call from Paul who looked at a clients roof and was able to fix it the next day. He and his team worked on a Sunday to get the roof done before a heavy snowfall. They actually rebuilt a garage roof, truss and all too. Probably saved them a ton by getting it done so quickly.
Stay Dry RoofingStay Dry Roofing
Danny L.
Quality roofing was such a pleasure to work with. They got the job done next day, did an amazing job, and left the area clean and better than it was before. Highly recommend working with them for your roofing needs.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Shelly B.
Great to work with...repaired an ongoing roof issue promptly and professionally.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Eric A.
Had a small repair on roof(only one Shingle)that most contractors didn’t want to be bothered with. Brendan worked with me,, came the same day to fix the problem and told me the rest of the roof was in good shape (most contractors would immediately try to sell me on a new roof I don’t need) I Would call again without hesitation
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Selina Z.
Response quickly, did a really great job to repair my roof. Also gave me some advise and things to look out for. Would highly recommend them, denfinity use them again in the near future for any roof problems.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
MATTHEW H.
Antonio and his team did a great job on our roof. He came by to do an estimate to repair a leaky section and have us a price for that, but was able to replace the whole aging roof in one day for less than we thought. Highly recommended!!
Penn West Roofing & RepairPenn West Roofing & Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Wizard Roofing responded quickly to my request for an estimate to replace my roof, and they followed through to get the job done very efficiently. One of their subcontractors did some minor damage to my neighbor's driveway and lawn, which was only partially resolved.
Wizard Roofing & AsphaltWizard Roofing & Asphalt
Matthew p.
Contacted them to give a quote. It was very fair compared to alot of other people we had. They just came today to do our back porch roof. We knew there would be issues cause of past homeowners handy work. The team was open and honest. They showed us all the issues and communication was great. Now we don't have to worry about that roof and it looks so nice. We will be hiring them again for another porch roof.
McClellands Contracting and Roofing LLCMcClellands Contracting and Roofing LLC
Branden N.
Rick was beyond helpful in getting the roofing repairs done that I needed on a newly purchased property. The silver flashing is the before.
Roofs R usRoofs R us
Arlyn O.
These guys were awesome! Very honest and straight forward! I will be using them when I replace my roof.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Corry R.
I had a leak on my roof and needed help quick. I reached out and received a response within 30 minutes and then hours later received a quote and 4 days later my roof was fixed! Great communication and work. These guys are very professional and I will for use them again for any future work needed. Thank you!
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
Colleen O.
Excellent work. I appreciated the time taken to explain the premature demise of my existing roof and how the new system would prevent that.
Forest Knoll ConstructionForest Knoll Construction
Dan D.
From beginning to end the experience was phenomenal . Gino kept in contact with us . Was direct , honest and consistent . His employees were polite and worked from sunup until sundown . The materials excellent quality . The roof , gutters and flashing look amazing . When the roofers left for the day .... the area around my house was thoroughly cleaned ! What are you waiting for ? Need a roof ? Call today !
MY Remodeling LLCMY Remodeling LLC
Dave O.
Brandon did an excellent job assessing your minor roof leak and repaired same. Great communication, arrived in time and prompt service at a fair price.
Quality Roofing and paving LLCQuality Roofing and paving LLC
July r.
THEY TOOK CARE OF MY ROOF PROBLEMS. THEY WORKED WITH MY BUDGET. ARRIVED ON TIME . THEY TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING TO ME AND ANSWER ALL OF MY QUESTIONS.
Stay Dry RoofingStay Dry Roofing
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