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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 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
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
Daniel H.
I had a bad experience with a previous roofer but DS Fitz roofing did the main roof on my house and they were excellent. The roof looks better than it has in years. Did everything they said in a timely fashion. Highly recommended roofer !
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
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
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
Kristi K.
Worked with Jeff and Apex Roofing to replace the roof on our home, side porch and garage. He and his team did an amazing job and we're very easy to work with. Great price for the job! Would highly recommend!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
Illisa J.
Jeff gave me an estimate on exactly what was needed to repair my roof...Apex roofers came to my home and did a thorough job...they left my property neat & cleaned up..Thank you Apex Roofing!!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
Dustin S.
DS Fitz did a nice job on my roof. Responsive and competitive pricing.
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
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
Charles K.
Jeff and his crew did a terrific job. Jeff is detailed and very punctual. He's also responsive and follows through with his work. My new roof looks great and was completed in a timely fashion and for a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Apex Roofing!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
Donald n.
I would recommend and encourage anyone needing roofing work to contact him. Excellent work at a fair price, done on time and done right! A rare find today! Jeff and his crew really did a great job on our roof project. He was very dependable, followed through, answers all our questions, and went above and beyond to ensure we were 100% satisfied with the job. He and his crew were very careful and respectful of our house and property. Everything was covered and gutters were covered when removing the old roof. Everything was cleaned up around the house when he was done like he never was there and had a new roof! We have already had several people stop and asked who put on our new roof and we were happy to refer them to Jeff! He is already helping me on other projects around my house!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
Patrick C.
Our roof was severely damaged by the recent windstorm here in the south hills of Pittsburgh. Dustin from Penn Ohio not only gave us the best estimate, he worked with the Insurance company to get them to cover the gap. They scheduled us for the next week, were here around 8:30 am and finished by 4:00 pm. And did such a good job cleaning up that no one would ever know we just had the roof replaced. Very pleased with Penn Ohio Roofing.
Lara C.
The roof repair experts came when they said they would, took pictures, fixed the problem, and even worked in the rain.
Roof Repair ExpertsRoof Repair Experts
Rhonda L.
After receiving multiple estimates for a roof leak repair, we decided to award the job to Apex Roofing & Exteriors. First, the company owner, Jeffrey M., was great! He came out to perform the estimate without hesitation. He quickly provided a quote that included images. His price was competitive and he was very responsive to questions. He planned to do the job and get it done quickly. The weather had delayed our initial date of completion targets, but this past Tuesday, he completed the job in a professional and timely manner. He also furnished pictures of the completed work. We are pleased with the results. I recommend Apex Roofing & Exteriors for your roofing needs! Thanks again Jeffrey for a job well done!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
Madi N.
The Apex crew did a nice job replacing our roof. It looks like a whole new house. Thank you!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
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
Rhiannon H.
Jeff responded to my request within minutes and was able to check out our leaky roof the following morning. He identified the issue quickly and made a repair the same day, and also took the time to seal another potential problem area while he was on the roof. I appreciated the fact that he did not try to oversell and just made the fix we needed to stop the leak, while still noting that our roof was aging and would need replaced within a year or so. We will be reaching out when that time comes!
Apex Roofing and ExteriorsApex Roofing and Exteriors
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
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