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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. 

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 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.

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.  

Reviews for West Mifflin roofing professionals
Amanda V.
I highly recommend McCellands Contracting and roofing! Brock and his team put a new roof on my home in one day, for a very reasonable price! They started first thing in the morning and did not stop until the job was done! He kept us updated with any issues that they came across, provided pictures, and explained how it would be corrected. The roof looks great, it looks like a totally different house! They did an awesome job cleaning up, you would not know a new roof was put on. You will not be disappointed!!
McClellands Contracting and Roofing LLCMcClellands Contracting and Roofing LLC
Lisa S.
I was extremely happy with the whole process of working with Brock at McClellands. From the first initial call to the clean-up after the job was completed, was top-notch. Very much a caring, respectful, and conscioutious contractor. Excellent pricing and a great finished product. I highly recommend Brock and his team to complete your roof.
McClellands Contracting and Roofing LLCMcClellands Contracting and Roofing LLC
Paula R.
We have not even started work yet on our roof replacement, but I had to let you know about this company. We have soffit and facia that were left in a horrible, unfinished mess when he walked off the job. Water leaks inside and outside our house even when it's not raining. It is a major issue that will have to be replaced, not just re-covered. We have paid 3 different contractors so far to patch/ repair with no success. So, I lined up 8 different roofing companies to interview in 2 days. They all knew about the others and were trying their best to find an affordable solution to our problem. But New Look Home exteriors stood out from among the rest! Massimo, from New Look, approached the problem by first getting another contractor on his phone to consult with a he did the inspection of our house. I really wish he had inspected our house before we purchased it. Sigh... He found ways to see under and into the eaves, soffit and facia. He found the mold growing in the attic by going up in the tiny crawl space. He quoted regulations and requirements required by the Warranty company, and pointed out where changes would have to be made (addition of ridge vents, box vents, etc) so as to not have warranty problems 15, 25, 35, 45... years from now. He was professional yet personal, organized, efficient and knew his product. Everything was charted on his computer. Easy to read and understand. Not only is it a line-item Estimate, but it also itemized the actual cost of all supplies. I can't wait to work with New Look Home Exteriors, and will submit a follow-up Review at that time. Because of our active leaks, they promise to have our new roof on, with rebuilt soffit and facia and a 50 year warranty, within 3 weeks (weather permitting). Stay tuned...
New Look Home ExteriorsNew Look Home Exteriors
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