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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 Pawtucket roofing professionals
Marina C.
H&R Roofing was fantastic! I’m so happy I found an honest and reliable owner to repair my very old roof. It took longer than expected but there was more damage than we thought. Ray was upfront about every detail from start to finish including a window that was accidentally broken...but quickly fixed! His employees were professional and cleaned up after each work day, which I appreciated. We are very pleased with our new roof!
H&R RoofingH&R Roofing
Robert D.
Bravo! I can't say enough good things about Castro roofing as I highly recommend them! Castro is a complete professional as his bid was a great value and his roofing work was exceptional. His crew arrived promptly in the morning, worked hard all day & finished the 30 sq roof job in 2 days and they cleaned my yard and the neighbors yards better than before the job started. I had an awesome experience and highly recommend him and his company and will use them on futire projects.
Castro General Construction incCastro General Construction inc
Paul H.
Although our project was out of the realm of construction...we needed a tar and gravel roof repaired, along with some tile work on another part of the roof...Peter was very knowledgeable and worked with us to plan a repair option at reasonable cost. The project was finished on budget and on time with minimal disruption. I would certainly consider them for other projects down the line.
Ocean Break Construction LLCOcean Break Construction LLC
Gary R.
After interviewing and receiving quotes from several Roofing Contractors I choose Midland. Their quote was complete, concise, without any unnecessary up-charges and was priced quite well. Dennis was very good to work with, responding to my question quickly. Scheduling the job was a bit of a task as we had to try to work around foul weather, but again Dennis was very proactive in his communications with me. The dumpster and crew showed up, as well as Dennis, on schedule, beginning work shortly after 7am and they were done, yard cleaned up and leaving by 1:30pm. Roof looks amazing. I would highly recommend Midland Roofing.
Midland Roofing CompanyMidland Roofing Company
Melanie M.
Pawtucket, RI Steve was very punctual and was very informative. My roof was leaking in various parts of my home and Steve was able to explain and show the damage to my home. This nightmare has been a little easier thanks to Steve.
New England Property Services Group, LLCNew England Property Services Group, LLC
Aydiris D.
I had contacted Castro Roofing to do my roof before I close on my property, he had indicated that he could do the job. He had also told me that he was insured and licensed. I recently contacted him yesterday to please give me a copy of his insurance Incase something happened with one of his men working in my house and he indicated to me that his he had to get back to me with the name of his insurance because he was doing a job. Called him a few hrs later and told him if he was still interested in the job just to give me his insurance name to I can contact them. He indicated to me to go with another company. At this point I’m furious because I have spent my time speaking with him and making sure we have everything in order before we close on selling my house next week. If he had told me from the beginning (few weeks ago) that his insurance had expired I would of gotten someone else. Now I have to Get someone else to do the job so my husband and myself can close on our house. I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY TO NO ONE. Has expired since 2018.
Castro General Construction incCastro General Construction inc
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