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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 Alexandria roofing professionals
John B.
Helped repair my roof just in time for bad weather! Great work with warranty! Would contact again if I need roof work done.
My Home Pro IncMy Home Pro Inc
Ashton B.
Raul did a great job re-roofing my shed. He accomplished the job very quickly and at a reasonable price. Highly recommend for any roofing jobs.
Benitez RoofingBenitez Roofing
Laura K.
Professional and did a great job fixing our roof!
NOVA ROOFTEKNOVA ROOFTEK
Omran H.
I had a great experience working with Restoration Roofing Co. from day one. I hired them to change my roof last month (August) and they did an excellent job. They are honest, professional, caring and friendly. Their price was very reasonable. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to change his roof.
Restoration Roofing Co.Restoration Roofing Co.
Robert M.
Initially roof leaked, but upon return visit the problem seems to be fixed.
Design Roofing INCDesign Roofing INC
Stephanie S.
A&M Roofing did a great job for a reasonable price. They even helped me save money by providing several roofing material options and educating me on what the differences were (or were not). I highly recommend this company.
A&M Roofing, Inc.A&M Roofing, Inc.
Shaun J.
Villatoro responded immediately to my inquiry and drove out to my house the following day to quote the repair. Villatoro took the time to explain the issues with my roof and what he was going to do to fix the issues. Villatoro was honest and trustworthy and he didn’t try to upsell me on services I did not need. Villatoro repaired my roof as described and did so with great craftsmanship. I would highly recommend Villatoro Roofing for any roofing needs. With Villatoro you will get a honest and trustworthy craftsman, at a fair and honest price.
Villatoro Roofing LLCVillatoro Roofing LLC
Chris N.
Quick to respond and quick to address our roof issue. Was very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.
Westmont EnterprisesWestmont Enterprises
Yang G.
I needed to replace my entire roof and reached out to them based on other reviews. Jason responded immediately and someone was at my house the very next week to provide me with an estimate. Their pricing was very reasonable based on the area and project and they were willing to work with me on a couple of different payment methods. Actual installation took a day after materials were delivered and the installers cleaned up everything before they left. I contacted Jason a few months later about a leak in my roof, their supervisor came to my house on the next clear day, examined my roof, and found out the leak was actually caused by one of my old roof vents. They then sealed my vent—even though it was not their fault at all. Communication, price, punctuality, and standing by their work. What more can you ask for in a roofing company?
Real1Construction LLCReal1Construction LLC
GARY M.
Easy to deal with. Very professional. A great price on the roofing replacement. I would highly recommend them.
A&M Roofing, Inc.A&M Roofing, Inc.
Chase A.
Rigo and team did excellent work repairing my roof and for a fair price. I highly recommend them.
Leon Contracting CompanyLeon Contracting Company
Eric M.
Came by next day, took a look at it and fixed my issue. Also fixed a few others things while on the roof.
Villatoro Roofing LLCVillatoro Roofing LLC
Katrina M.
His crew came and got the job done! Cleaned up everything after they finished and the new roof looks amazing!!
Jnvis LLCJnvis LLC
Daniel C.
Happy with the service, pricing, and quality of work. I would definitely use Baker again for any further roofing needs.
Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
My Family and I had an excellent experience with Baker Bros. Exteriors. Shaun was quick to reply, gave me an excellent cost estimation, synopsis of what he would be doing and the rate expected. Shaun was professional in keeping me updated about his time of arrival. Shaun worked quickly when he arrived, and went above and beyond in conducting a roofing inspection, and even taking pictures of the project throughout the process for me. Shaun was true to his estimation and the roof repair is seamless. We would contact him again for any roofing or repair!
Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.Baker Bros. Exteriors LLC.
Steven N.
Josh and Drew Taylor at Virginia Craftsman were phenomenal to work with. I had them install a bathroom roof vent/exhaust to ensure warm, moist air is properly venting out of the house. Josh was super responsive throughout the process, which really helped as schedules changed a few times. Drew performed the work and did a great job of letting me know what he had to do and sent progress pictures throughout. The work was very fairly priced and the roof vent is working great so far. I highly recommend them for your roofing/venting needs!
Virginia Craftsman Services, LLCVirginia Craftsman Services, LLC
Tammy R.
The experience of hiring NOVA Exteriors, working with the appraiser, and having the roof done quickly and as promised was a seamless experience. After many weeks of rain, the roofers were able to install the new roof quickly, and it looks great! We also have peace of mind knowing that their work is guaranteed, too. Will definitely check with NOVA Exteriors again for future remodeling projects.
NOVA Exteriors, Inc.
Greg L.
Brandon and his crew were professional and responsive. They answered all of our questions in a timely fashion. On top of that, they did an amazing job with the roof.
Harriford Exterior RestorationHarriford Exterior Restoration
Alice M.
Loved everything about my experience with this company!!!! Just the nicest people and now gave a much needed beautiful new roof. Highly recommend!!!!!!
Daniel's Run ContractingDaniel's Run Contracting
Chris P.
Harriford Exterior Restoration is a fantastic company. They replaced my roof at an great price with great quality. I highly recommend this company and I will be using them again!!
Harriford Exterior RestorationHarriford Exterior Restoration
Matt T.
Fantastic Experience!! Miquel and his team were responsive, professional, quick, and did a great job replacing my roof. I highly recommend them to anyone!!
The Gutter & Roofing CrewThe Gutter & Roofing Crew
Allison H.
I had multiple roof quotes and Jose was by far the most informative and prepared in his presentation. The crew was professional and timely and the quality of work was great. Highly recommend!
Restoration Roofing Co.Restoration Roofing Co.
Caitlin B.
We had these guys come look at our roof last year when we bought a new home, and they were super attentive and pleasant to deal with. At the time, they said the roof looked good and we had no work done. This is why we called them again when we actually had an issue with a leak after a big storm. Same attentiveness, and the issue was spotted and fixed very soon after our initial reaching out. I appreciated the communication about our roof, and the sharing of photos etc. It’s clear that they know what they are doing. Ive had good experiences on thumbtack, but this was definitely the very best yet in terms of speed, communication, and professionalism.
Leon Contracting CompanyLeon Contracting Company
Victoria S.
Very fast response, did a high quality job my roof replacement, good communication and a good price for the job. Very happy and will use Rudy Villatoro again!
Villatoro Roofing LLCVillatoro Roofing LLC
Lomy S.
Sent me pics of the work done which was very helpful since I cannot see my roof. Responsive, punctual, fair. I would hire again.
My Home Pro IncMy Home Pro Inc
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