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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 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.

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. 

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 Austin roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick and Recover Roofing were great to work with. Our roof was damaged after a recent windstorm, and once hail damage was also found by the insurance adjuster, we were given the green light to replace the entire roof. I got quotes from several local roofing companies, and not only was Recover's the best (it wasn't the cheapest, but it was definitely the best deal when the type of roof was taken into consideration), but they were also able to fix it the fastest. They did everything in one day, and the new roof looks great!
LOA ConstructionLOA Construction
Daniel H.
Roof Repair and reconditioning which should add several more years to the life of the roof. Appraiser was very honest.
Starpoint Roofing & ConstructionStarpoint Roofing & Construction
Chan S.
Lalo was easy to work with. He finished the roof repair in no time. The roof is done right away and it looks good. He payed attention to detail. I will definitely will hired him on my next roof project. Good job Lalo & Dina.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Colleen N.
Dan and Scott at Tex Roofing were great to work with. They did exactly what they promised and more. They had a hard job as the roof was almost 30 years old and had a second set of shingles that had been added sometime in the past. Our new roof looks great!!! Their crew had tarps ready to catch all debris and they cleaned up very well after themselves. We would recommend Tex Roofing to anyone needing a new roof.
Tex RoofingTex Roofing
Heidi A.
Will LeBlanc was awesome! I had 7 roofers come to look at my roof. Will from Discount Roof was the most thorough. He was always on time, professional, the bid was reasonable, and he is a personable and honest guy. I would highly recommend Will and Discount Roof, USA.
Discount Roof & Home RemodelingDiscount Roof & Home Remodeling
He is the best roof guy in this town.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Lauren L.
The roof repair was done quickly and was affordable.
Accurate RoofingAccurate Roofing
Michelle C.
I will go to Eulalio for all things roofing.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Armin V.
Fixed the problem. He is very knowledgeable about roofs!
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Cheryl R.
Michael and his team did a fantastic job on our roofing project! He was efficient, knowledgeable, and delivered a terrific product. As an investor I will do all my roofing projects with Wolfpack!
Wolfpack RoofingWolfpack Roofing
Thomas D.
Came out quickly and repaired our leaky roof.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Emerson A.
Fixed the leak in our roof and was able to get there within the day.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Trece W.
Wolfpack Roofing was quick to respond and scheduled the initial assessment the very next day. Pictures were taken and the issue clearly explained. The roof was repaired within a few days prior to a lot of rain fall. Very appreciative.
Wolfpack RoofingWolfpack Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
I had a leaky roof, and Eulalio found the issue.. and fixed it quickly
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Thumbtack Customer
Larry is experienced, friendly, accurate contractor to do the roof related works.
L.R.'s Service CompanyL.R.'s Service Company
Thumbtack Customer
Patch various spots on leaking flat roof, seems to be holding up.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Alex r.
Joel from Tex Roofing was professional, knowledgeable, and didn't use high pressure tactics to take advantage of my trust (as a single female first time homeowner this was something I ran into a lot with other companies I spoke with in this process). The roof looks awesome! Tex Roofing showed up early and finished in one day. No complaints here and I really appreciate the work they did!
Tex RoofingTex Roofing
Jessica C.
These guys are responsive - showed up to a call in the same week to look at our leaky patio roof. They were able to promptly patch and repair the roof working in between the rainy days. They took care of the issue quickly and with quality work!
Wolfpack RoofingWolfpack Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Shiloh fixed the dripping edge for the roof and a broken piece of shingle of my roof. He handles things professionally and has thorough knowledge about his work. He keeps his promised schedule and is a trust worthy roofer.
All Rite Roofing SystemsAll Rite Roofing Systems
Emad A.
Replaced all rotted wood at my roof and painted. It looks great now.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Thumbtack Customer
2nd time working with him. Excellent work. Will always call for roof repairs.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Christina C.
The roof replacement went very smoothly. I appreciate that they were able to accomplish the job without damaging my tomatoes plants nearby, or anything else. They also cleaned up well after the work was completed. The new roof looks awesome.
Discount Roof & Home RemodelingDiscount Roof & Home Remodeling
Vinay R.
It was great to work with Dustin for our roof issues. He provided prompt and reliable service.
Dustin Johnson Exteriors & RoofingDustin Johnson Exteriors & Roofing
Timothy D.
These guys jumped on my small roofing project and knocked out the work in a single day.
Accurate RoofingAccurate Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
We had an old wooden shed with rotten floorboards and a useless roof. Angel repaired the floor, installed a pitched roof, and out the whole thing on concrete footings. He did a great job and was happy to advise us. Very satisfied with the quality of work.
Building for Better ImprovementBuilding for Better Improvement
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