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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 Easley roofing professionals
Jeff h.
Did an outstanding job on repairing my roof.
Generation Roofing (Joseph Zimmer)Generation Roofing (Joseph Zimmer)
David P.
These guys are great! They replaced some rotted plywood roof sheathing for us, painted our gas flue pipes, and fixed an intermittent leak at a roof pipe. Very polite, personable, and reasonably priced.
Generation Roofing (Joseph Zimmer)Generation Roofing (Joseph Zimmer)
Tammy C.
The guys that I dealt with were great, they helped with my insurance claim and got the job done quickly. The roof was replaced in an 8 hour day. They exceeded my expectations and were extremely professional. They even helped me choose what tiles would look better with the color of the house. I would recommend Fraser roofing to anyone that is looking to have their roof fixed or replaced.
Pro Roofing and RestorationPro Roofing and Restoration
Brian M.
Consumer First roofing sid a quality job at a reasonable price. They were able to start sooner than expected. The crew was very professional. They did an exceptional job and cleaned up everything after the job was completed. Don't look any further for all your roofing needs. Highly recommended.
Consumer First RoofingConsumer First Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased. Really impressed, came out to give me an estimate even though it was raining after I got off work. Completed my roof repair in a timely manner, professional, courteous, and gave the best price of all the company's I had to look at my leak. I'll be calling them back when I need to replace my entire roof.
Bailey's Roofing ServicesBailey's Roofing Services
Rachel S.
Both Lee and Ernesto were an absolute pleasure to work with. I will be recommending them to everyone. I had a roof leak repaired. Do not hesitate to give them a call!
Pro Roofing and RestorationPro Roofing and Restoration
Thumbtack Customer
I hired James to fix some missing shingles on my roof and I am extremely satisfied with his service. He was very friendly, professional, prompt in responding to my questions and quoted me a fair price for a job well done. I would 110% recommend James to anyone in need of an honest roofer without hesitation and when the time comes for a new roof I know that I'll be hiring James again!! Thanks James!
Consumer First RoofingConsumer First Roofing
James Z.
These guys waste no time. Notified them and they responded the same day. Gave me an estimate, which was very reasonable, and did the roof repairs on the spot. Very professional. Highly recommend.
Generation Roofing (Joseph Zimmer)Generation Roofing (Joseph Zimmer)
Linda E.
Wonderful company to do business with. They made repairs, cleaned up the mess and showed me what they had done that I could see from the ground. Highly recommend this company for roofing needs.
Consumer First RoofingConsumer First Roofing
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