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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 Franklin roofing professionals
Larry H.
Great job by Patrick and his crew. Roof looks great
Sunset Home ImprovementSunset Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Jason at Milliken's Roofing was fantastic! Initial communication was immediate, and he then came out to review the damage on the same day of inquiry. Ultimately, he isolated that it was not a roofing issue but a plumbing issue, and helped me to prevent further damage. Though I will not be needing him for this job, his attention to service and the customer will have me calling him for any roofing needs I might have in the future.
Milliken's RoofingMilliken's Roofing
Stephen B.
This team was very professional, taking before, during, after photos of a roof I could not inspect with my own eyes. The quality of work was evident even in the detailed quote explanation, and also of course in the finished result. Thank you Trusted Roofing!
Trusted Roofing LLCTrusted Roofing LLC
Jenny P.
Sam was great to work with and our new roof looks amazing!! Thanks so much!!
Thumbtack Customer
No hassles or surprises, exceptional communication throughout the process and highly recommend Graduate Contracting for your roofing needs.
Hilarie Z.
They did a great job fixing a flat section of our roof and were able to get it done very quickly for a reasonable price.
Milliken's RoofingMilliken's Roofing
Ted P.
The folks at Meyer Brothers Roofing were highly responsive, very polite and took time to explain things. They inspected my roof and looked at the items I had concerns about. I appreciate that they did not try to upsell me on a bunch of additional services. Drew also took time to explain to me why one spot on the flat roof over my front porch was fine to have some water pooling and assured me that there was no water damage there. He then helped explain why on our back porch there was an issue with a transition from asphalt shingles to a rubber membrane roof, and how to correct it. It has rained a lot since his guys fixed it, an we haven't seen any water seeping through to our screened in porch. Not only do I recommend these guys, I would certainly use them again.
Meyer Brothers Roofing LLCMeyer Brothers Roofing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Milliken's Roofing did an excellent job. They were knowledgeable about what needed to be repaired and quick to complete the work. Jason was very personal and I would hire them again.
Milliken's RoofingMilliken's Roofing
Brad J.
Don, with All Roofing, was incredibly responsive and was able to schedule our job within a tight timeframe. He was communicative about his arrival time and fixed the repairs we needed with quality and skill.
All Roofing Siding GuttersAll Roofing Siding Gutters
Mark V.
Fredy and Estefany were a pleasure to work with. They kept me updated throughout the entire process, repaired shingles on site, and were very reasonably priced. I highly recommend their services for any roofing repairs needed!
Fredy CalixtoFredy Calixto
Alan K.
Great work from Mr. Fredy Calixto and his team. Really appreciated the quick response, professional repair and the value from the service. I would highly recommend you consider Fredy Calixto for any of your roofing needs. Job very well done!
Fredy CalixtoFredy Calixto
Tra F.
I used Top Gun Restorations, for a roof repair. Carson was very informative and knowledgeable about the repairs. Told us exactly the issues and what it would take for repair. He took pictures and always kept us in the loop. Very reasonable price and would definitely recommend there services.
Top Gun RestorationsTop Gun Restorations
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