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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 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

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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

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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. 

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
Josh D.
My household had a wonderful experience with Cody at Risner Roofing, we had hail damage to our roof and Cody was extremely knowledgeable about the insurance claim process and was with us every step of the way. I highly recommend Risner Roofing and will be using them next time we have roofing needs.
Risner RoofingRisner Roofing
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
Matthew H.
The roof repair was great. Thanks!
SCG ROOFSSCG ROOFS
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
SEUNGIL K.
He is the best roof guy in this town.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Michelle C.
I will go to Eulalio for all things roofing.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Cassie M.
Needed a roof quickly to sell my house. Tex Roofing had a very competitive bid and they were able to get it done quickly. Great communication and easy to work with
Tex RoofingTex Roofing
Judy H.
I had been in touch with numerous contractors. I just needed to have about 9 shingles replaced. Everyone told me they don't do that and tried to replace the entire roof. My insurance company refused to pay for an entire roof. Will from EC listened to my problem and immediately told me he would repair my roof. I wanted to hug him. He was very punctual, professional, and kind. I would recommend him to all the people I know who need a roof repair, or a new roof. Thank you, Will!!! Judy Hughes
Evolution ContractorsEvolution Contractors
Thomas D.
Came out quickly and repaired our leaky roof.
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
Armin V.
Fixed the problem. He is very knowledgeable about roofs!
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Supratim D.
Trent Restoration fixed my roof issues and will provide photos to upload. The owner was involved with the crew to get the roof repaired. He will share with me all the details and any additional maintenance required in the future.
Trent Restoration & Contracting LLCTrent Restoration & Contracting LLC
Kishore G.
I needed repair on the roof done asap and Cody made his team available and completed work promptly and at a fair price. I will hire him again when it's time for replacing the roof
Risner RoofingRisner Roofing
Russ J.
I highly recommend these guys for all your roofing needs.
SCG ROOFSSCG ROOFS
Grant R.
Did a great job repairing my roof. Thank you
Risner RoofingRisner Roofing
Emerson A.
Fixed the leak in our roof and was able to get there within the day.
Eulalio BarillasEulalio Barillas
Jeff J.
Best Prices Roofing came out the next day, at no charge, and took a look at the leak. They found it was tied to my A/C unit and not the roof, recommended a good A/C guy and didn't charge me. Great experience!
Best Prices RoofingBest Prices Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Patch various spots on leaking flat roof, seems to be holding up.
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
Christian G.
Great work with Vincent and big Texas roofing. Worked their butts off in the freezing cold along with harsh winds and not one complain. Repaired damaged shingles on my roof in a timely manner with extreme satisfaction from myself.
Big Texas Roofing & SolarBig Texas Roofing & Solar
Thumbtack Customer
Larry is experienced, friendly, accurate contractor to do the roof related works.
L.R.'s Service CompanyL.R.'s Service Company
Scott S.
Very professional and communicated well when addressing our roof issue.
Skyline Metal RoofingSkyline Metal Roofing
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