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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 Rowlett roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Medina Roofing have done an excellent job on my roof. I have obtained at least 3 quotes from different roofing companies and Medina Roofing gave me the best shingles and best price. I highly recommend this company.
Medina Construction & RoofingMedina Construction & Roofing
Aaron O.
I can’t thank Encore Roofs enough for taking care of my various roofing needs. From first contact to finish, all took place within 15 hours which is astonishing. Brian is personable, honest and knows his craft in-and-out. I’ll definitely be in contact for my future roofing needs.
Encore RoofsEncore Roofs
Thumbtack Customer
Jesse did a great job replacing my Roof Turbine, Very quick and efficient at a very fair price. We will hire him again when it's time for a new roof.
Jefer RoofingJefer Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first time using Infinity Roofing and Remodeling, I have to say Josh is very nice and easy to work with. He's very professional and helpful. He did an excellent job repairing my roof. Why he was here he took measurements to replace all my windows. I will recommend Infinity Roofing and Remodeling to all my friends and family. Angela W.
Infinity Roofing & RemodelingInfinity Roofing & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Roof replacement, as scheduled, completed in one day, as described. Would use again.
ICON Roofing & Construction, LLCICON Roofing & Construction, LLC
Karen L.
We hired Josh with Infinity Roofing to do some repairs on our roof and gutters. He is extremely honest! He explained to us which items we were asking about actually needed to be repaired and which did not. He SAVED US MONEY! He explained why we did NOT need a new gutter system and he trouble shooted the areas that needed to be addressed. Our gutters and downspouts are functioning as new now! He fixed the areas on our roof that we requested without trying to sell us a whole new roof. I'm excited to see in his other reviews that he does other types of home repairs. We plan to hire him again!
Infinity Roofing & RemodelingInfinity Roofing & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
With Joe's help we were able to negotiate a new roof for a house we purchased and have the work done by the sellers before we moved into the property. If it had not been for his thorough inspection, this never could have happened. He did several things for us that went above and beyond any other roofing company.
Quick Roofing LLCQuick Roofing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Keto was great to work with and very professional. He always followed through on his promises. I was very impressed with how quickly his crew tore off the old roof and put on the new one. They got it all done in one day and it looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Keto Roofing if you're looking for fast, dependable service!
Keto Roofing and ConstructionKeto Roofing and Construction
Thumbtack Customer
With all the storms and rain they did a outstanding job, when I need any more work done or a new roof in the future they will be the first ones I call.
Medina Construction & RoofingMedina Construction & Roofing
Jeff P.
Great company and service. Owner was very responsive and fair on pricing. Job was completed on time as they said it would be. Recommend using them for roofing repairs. J. Penn in Rowlett, TX
Firewheel Roofing & FencingFirewheel Roofing & Fencing
Ed W.
Excellent experience. Firewheel Roofing was able to schedule the work same day. Raza showed up on time, completed the work, provided before and after photos of the repairs. The cost of the work was the same as what was quoted.
Firewheel Roofing & FencingFirewheel Roofing & Fencing
Thumbtack Customer
Medina is a reliable roofing and construction agency. I recomend their services as they do what they promise to do. Very sincere approach and dedicated services. Wush them good luck. Frixmon Micheal Akshay Tax
Medina Construction & RoofingMedina Construction & Roofing
Dany B.
Ivan was great to work with. Came over, showed me pictures of my damage, gave me a breakdown of the cost and gave me a reasonable rate to fix the issue. He even came ahead of schedule, fixed my roof and shot me a text with pictures of the fix. Highly recommend.
New Elite RoofingNew Elite Roofing
Clay F.
I hired Ivan to install a roof on my pergola. My how is very particular how they want it done. Ivan's crew did a great job installing everything to specifications required. Communication with him was on point and he made the entire process smooth and painless. Thank you Ivan!
New Elite RoofingNew Elite Roofing
Jarrod K.
Josh was quick to respond to my inquiry and was prompt in coming to take a look at part of my roof that was leaking. Josh completed the work and the pricing seemed reasonable. No rain coming in but have not really had any big showers yet to see how it's holding up. Infinity is highly recommended.
Infinity Roofing & RemodelingInfinity Roofing & Remodeling
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