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Q & A

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

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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. 

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a roofer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a roofer, choose virtual platforms like video chats instead of face-to-face consultations. When the roofer is working on your roof, avoid any physical contact, sanitize all involved spaces and surfaces, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Reviews for Lancaster roofing professionals
Christi R.
Words can’t express how Eric Keto and Keto Roofing made my experience on getting my roof replace for insurance purposes. He is the sweetest guy and his work shows it all. He made sure everything went well with the process and we now have our beautiful new roof. I highly recommend Keto Roofing for your roofing needs. Thanks Eric! Amos and Christi Satisfied customers
Keto Roofing and ConstructionKeto Roofing and Construction
Mattie S.
Ramirez roofing did a fabulous job on my new roof. They were professional and punctual. I highly recommend their service.
Ramirez RoofingRamirez Roofing
Jerry H.
Great job on the roof and clean up was excellent.
Medina Construction & RoofingMedina Construction & Roofing
Marten H.
Pius from Storm Shield Restoration went above and beyond when contacted about our hail damaged roof. He met with us personality and guided us through the claim and roof replacement process. The new roof looks great and the crew was constantly keeping the area clean as they worked. We will be happy to work with Pius and Storm Shield Restoration again in the future.
Amie T.
Medina roofing was excellent, fast and extremely helpful! Thanks guys for all of your great work.
Medina Construction & RoofingMedina Construction & Roofing
Joy-Lena W.
Edgar with Discount Roofing Services walked me through every aspect of my roof replacement. Edgar was available to answer any question or concern we had. The roofers were punctual, and completed my project quickly. My husband and I are pleased with the quality of work done.
Discount Roofing ServicesDiscount Roofing Services
Corey G.
Great service called they came out same day and repaired my roof the very next day.
Roofing Ranger LLCRoofing Ranger LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jessie was awesome!! We had a hole in our roof so I put a message out on thumbtack at 11:30 am. He responded at 11:35 am with a thorough explanation of his quote, so I hired him. By 2:00 pm, my roof was fixed in 30 minutes. He was polite, honest, and VERY reasonable. I would refer him to anyone I know and I rarely like to give reviews, but he deserves this one!
Jefer RoofingJefer Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Jessie Fernandez was very professional and timely. He provided an estimate as promised, went and purchased the supplies, came back to my house and immediately began repairing my roof. We are very pleased with his work and would definitely use him for future repairs. We will also recommend him to our family and friends. We wish him the best in his future work projects.
Jefer RoofingJefer Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
The communication between him and I was awesome! He did a really good job explaining the process to us, this was the first time my wife and I had our roof replaced. He is very punctual about being on time. He did everything I asked and worked really hard with his crew. I appreciate how he took his time and made me feel like i was not getting hustled. I promise anyone this much, I'm Very satisfied with Medina'a services and would hire him again in a heartbeat if need to. Give him a try and you won't be disappointed.
Medina Construction & RoofingMedina Construction & Roofing
Colin O.
I made initial contact because I had a ceiling water leak in my garage and dripping sounds in my chimney. I was also curious about my need for insulation since my old house was recently purchased and I had never poked my head in the attic to inspect the insulation. The tech showed up 4 hours after my initial contact. He determined the water leak was due to an unused satellite dish on the roof coming loose. My chimney had a pretty good-sized hole in it. He observed I had no attic vents installed and suggested adding 3 vents. He also recommended insulation on part of the house as it was old and too low. They came out the following day and completed all repairs in 3 hours. They patched satellite dish mount holes and matched shingles, replaced the entire side of the chimney, installed 3 attic vents, and blew insulation on half of the attic. Communication was great, the service was prompt, everyone was professional, the price was reasonable.
All Season R&GCAll Season R&GC
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