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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 York roofing professionals
Luis S.
We contacted 4 roofers and Roofing with Integrity had the lowest bid, could get it done sooner than others, and seemed the most honest. Tj went above and beyond in what he did for us and we're forever grateful we hired him and his company for our full roof replacement. He and his team got our roof done in a couple of days in January when other roofing companies said they don't work over winter and were scheduled for spring, and tried talking us into more expensive shingles and things we didn't need done. Our roof was leaking in 5 different rooms and the patches we've done weren't holding. We previously hired another roofing company who redid a small patch of roof they told us was the cause of a leak but it wasn't, and they charged us $1200 and the leak didn't even stop. We also had 2 Craigslist roofers rip us off. We were worried about mold and our children's safety and were ready to abandon our house out of desperation because we didn't think we could afford a roof. TJ came out quickly to give us a quote and scheduled our full roof replacement really quickly. I'll recommend Roofing with Integrity to anyone who ever asks me for a roofing referral. Thank you guys for saving our house, helping us stay safe, and literally putting a roof over our heads. We are forever grateful and the roof is perfect. No leaks whatsoever. The peace of mind is priceless.
Roofing with IntegrityRoofing with Integrity
Scott B.
Tim did a great job on our roof. Could not be happier with the work he did. We have an older home with some bad sections on our roof. Tim fixed all the bad sections of wood as well as a raft that was in need of repair. I look forward to many years of a worry free roof!
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Seely construction did a great job fixing the vent boot/flashing on my roof. Would recommend to everyone! They did not leave any trash or mess in the yard. They were detailed with their work and I will use again whenever I need roofing repair or replacement.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Ambleton W.
Associates were on time and worked quickly to complete all affected area of roofing per contract.
Keystone Advanced Remodeling, LLCKeystone Advanced Remodeling, LLC
Dee L.
TJ new exactly what we needed and worked effortlessly to complete our roofing project!
Roofing with IntegrityRoofing with Integrity
Jason S.
Very satisfied with the roof repair and maintenance that was quickly completed by Mr. Snyder at Hickory Enterprises. Will work with again
Hickory EnterprisesHickory Enterprises
Mike P.
Very prompt service at a reasonable price. Was willing to do a small repair that other roofing companies didn't want to bother with.
Hickory EnterprisesHickory Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Seely Construction did an excellent job repairing my roof. Tim was quick to reply to my request, he showed up and gave me a fair estimate. The work was completed, no mess left behind, and I would highly recommend them. I plan on giving them a call if I ever need roofing work done in the future.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Scott F.
I needed an emergency roof repair. Seely Construction was able to complete the job quickly and efficiently, with courteous service. I highly recommend!
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Christian G.
Very pleasant to work with. Hired to replace roof on rental property, estimated, and did the job without me even having to come out to the property once. will work with again.
Hickory EnterprisesHickory Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Roof looks beautiful! Tim was outstanding to work with! He did everything he said he would do. He was on time all the time! Thank you, Tim.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Kris R.
Tim was great. Not only did he respond to the request for quote request quickly, but he also was able to perform the estimate the day I called him, and squeeze us in within 2 days of the performing the estimate. He kept in contact to keep us up-to-date on the dates and times he would be out. I would contact him again for other roofing work as well as recommend him to anyone that needs roofing work done.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Crew did a great job and at a fair price. They went the extra mile by fixing roof Sunday afternoon. Thumbs Up! Definitively keeping his contact for any house exterior improvement.
Roofing with IntegrityRoofing with Integrity
Thumbtack Customer
The vent pipes on our roof needed repair. He was flexible with the time to come out for an estimate and ended up being able to come out and complete the project earlier than planned. He was very professional. Thanks Tim!!
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Kathy S.
Expert Roofing we’re very quick to respond,checked out the project and gave a quote for the job. They kept me informed of everything.picked the right day to get the job done. Job completed in 1 day.Very professional and job well done.
Expert RoofingExpert Roofing
Joshua K.
Tim and the team did an amazing job replacing our roof! They were in and out in 2 days and were very professional. Tim is a great guy to work with and kept us informed every step of the way. Definitly recommend and will be using again.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Randy C.
Did a great job fixing our leak in our vent pipe that runs through our porch roof. Came out a day after contacting and diagnosed/fixed the issue on the spot. Was very thorough in his process. Highly recommend!
JMK Roofing LLCJMK Roofing LLC
Catherine S.
Tim was absolutely great! My roof looks amazing. He finished the project on time. He even replaced my broken light bulb without any prompting or charge... Very thoughtful. I highly recommend Seely construction.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I give my highest praise to Tim and his crew at Seely Construction. We received multiple bids for work on our roof and we settled on Seely because Tim really listened to our needs and budget concerns. He scheduled our job right away, showed up on time, finished the work exactly when he said he would and did an outstanding job in the nicest and most professional way. We have more work to do on our roof (when we can afford it), and we will definitely be calling him again. Thanks Tim!
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have a flat porch rubber roof which was improperly installed with the edge board and facia board rotten. This was replaced as was the inadequate gutter. Larger gutter and 2 downspouts were installed. Shed roof was shingled over and new ridge vent installed. Rubber covering was properly installed over repaired area. All this was done at more than a reasonable price. Tom Seely answered all questions that I had and did an excellent job. I have never had a better experience with a contractor and highly recommend that you hire him for your next job.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Stacy F.
Tim was very quick to replace my roof, he even came out this week in the snow. He was very easy to work with and get into contact with. Overall, he was very professional and good at what he does. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Melissa N.
Tim was very friendly and easy to work with. He was flexible and willing to work with me in all aspects of the job. When I got home after the work was finished, there was no evidence that they had been there other than the new roof being finished. Everything was completely cleaned up.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Seely construction did such a fantastic job replacing our roof!! We couldn't be happier! Aside from doing such an incredible job they are on time and very prompt in what they do. They care and listen and are just so wonderful!! Thank you Tim and the crew again so very much!
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tim contacted us right away on a Sunday. He made the appt as soon as we could for that Monday and he showed up a half hour early after asking if that was okay. He gave us a quote and had everything needed to complete the work that day which was a great help since it was raining. He then got on the roof and completed the work of securing the ridge vents properly. He took the time to explain better options in the future if there would be anymore issues with our ridge vents and to offer quotes for two other projects. Will definitely hire him again.
Seely Construction LLCSeely Construction LLC
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