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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 Knoxville roofing professionals
Pavak S.
They did great job on the roof. i would definitely recommend them.
Southern Builders, Inc.Southern Builders, Inc.
Josh W.
Alan was great about communication and even after running into some issues of clean up on the back end of the project he really worked to make it right without hesitation. The match to the roof repair of existing roof is perfect as if nothing was fixed which is great.
Home Services Management/Roof & Gutter ResolutionHome Services Management/Roof & Gutter Resolution
Audra m.
They were quick to respond and to fix our leaking roof. They were also super easy to communicate with. Will use them again for sure.
Neighborhood Heating & Cooling, LLCNeighborhood Heating & Cooling, LLC
Stephen C.
Donnie and Travis did a great job. I had a hard time finding someone to do rubber roof repairs and they did an amazing job!
Travis Roofing GutteringTravis Roofing Guttering
Thumbtack Customer
I had a small leak in my roof. He was able to get the leak fixed the same day. Very courteous. I will have him quote future jobs.
Oxendine Painting & ContractingOxendine Painting & Contracting
Paul F.
Great job. Did exactly what was contracted for. Punctual and polite crew. Great quality. They cleaned up after themselves. And now I have a great looking new roof.
Corps Construction CoCorps Construction Co
Gregory R.
Allan was very professional and easy to work with, and the speed and quality of my roof repair was excellent. Allan followed up after repair to be sure we were satisfied the repair Highly Recommended
Home Services Management/Roof & Gutter ResolutionHome Services Management/Roof & Gutter Resolution
Lori J.
Jeremy did a great job. He was very responsive to my initial request, assessed the area of the roof that leaked, explained how he would repair and performed the work. Upon completion, I was able to observe the repairs he completed. Very professional, quality work and a reasonable price.
Just Call Jeremy.... Handyman and Roofing ServicesJust Call Jeremy.... Handyman and Roofing Services
John F.
Got my house roof replaced and they delivered as promised. We had weather that caused us delays and they were prompt with keeping me in the loop with how the schedule was changing. Other than ensuring that all the nails were picked up after installation, I have no complaints! Recommend!
Southern Builders, Inc.Southern Builders, Inc.
Jennifer L.
Jeremy showed up when expected and worked very hard. He completed a variety of jobs for me in two different locations from roof repair to installing a new light. His prices are the most reasonable you could possibly find! I highly recommend Jeremy's work.
Just Call Jeremy.... Handyman and Roofing ServicesJust Call Jeremy.... Handyman and Roofing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Remove and Replace Roof 14 squares. Terry Echols responded immediately and came out to give us an estimate that afternoon. The estimate was not the lowest (close to the lowest offer) but his professionalism and honest responses are what made us choose him. We are glad we did, the job was scheduled, the crew arrived on time and worked steady without distraction until complete. Terry also arrived with the crew, answered all of our questions throughout the project, and made sure everything went as planned. A few weeks after the job, we called with a concern over a starter strip and he came out right away to inspect and resolved issue immediately. I highly recommend Mr. Terry Echols for your roofing needs and will use him again for other projects.
Echols Enterprises Inc.Echols Enterprises Inc.
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