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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 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 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.

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.

How can I find out if a roofer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a roofer is an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by visiting your state or city’s government website. Local governments are providing up-to-date information for residents during this time.

A national guideline is available on CISA’s website, Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page addresses 16 different categories of essential infrastructure sectors, but note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  

Reviews for Hampton roofing professionals
Isaiah V.
Great Job on my roof! Very good professional work
Costal Virginia ExteriorsCostal Virginia Exteriors
Cory C.
Angel came out and assessed my exact issue. Did not try to sell me on a whole roof replacement. Pointed out areas of concern and gave reasonable expectations to address. Roof repair was completed timely and I would definitely use again.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Juanita R.
I just want to let people know that we've had so many roofing companies come here to give us estimates on our roof these roofers were rude we didn't tell us the damages that were done what needed to be replaced or even what caused the damage I contacted 64 roofing they showed up very quickly they were nice they walked us through everything this gentleman let us know exactly what needed to be replaced and what caused the damage I would refer them to anyone highly recommended from me thank you 64 Roofing...😊
64 Roofing LLC64 Roofing LLC
Jay B.
Call to get an estimate on my roof repair and Kelvin responded fast. He is very respectful and knowledgeable in the roofing field. He answered all my questions and had my repair done the next day. I’m definitely keeping K&D number speed dial just in case I need them again. Thanks Guys
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Leondus B.
Kevin was very prompt and honest. Kept his word and did a great job repairing my roof. Will definitely be reaching out again.
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Amy E.
William came quickly at the time promised for repairs to a soffit and roof flashing. Good work at a reasonable rate. Will definitely use again if needed.
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Partial roof replacement. VanCon Corp was very responsive to my questions and provided a thorough explanations of the identified problems and provided a recommendation to fix Issues. I would use the co again.
VarCon Corp.VarCon Corp.
Tiare B.
Angel came out and did an estimate was very professional and his price was very good. I had two other estimates his was the best. I will not hesitate to recommend Xport Roofing to anyone.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Danielle M.
Kelvin was very helpful, knowledgeable and thorough. He went above and beyond to test the integrity of my roof and answered all of my questions. He provided fear solutions and recommendations. I highly recommend!
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Bob V.
Got three bids for a roof replacement. Export was not the lowest estimate but it was fair and included some extra work that needed to be done. Angel showed up on time, did an inspection, and provided a quote quickly. On the start day, the crew showed up on time and began working immediately, covering the ground around the house with tarps to collect debris and to protect the railing on the porch. By the end of the day, the roof was completely redone, including the removal of an old, unused chimney. All the workers were professional, diligent, and courteous. I highly recommend this company.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Oliver H.
Kevin did an excellent job on some last minute roof repairs. He came out right away assessed the situation and had the materials on hand so went ahead and worked it even though it was late in the day. No worries about the rain now.
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Marcia G.
During a storm we found out the roof was leaking. Kelvin came out the next day, assessed the damage and gave us a great price foe repair. He fixed it the next day! Extremely knowledgeable and did a great job. Would highly recommend!
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Shari D.
Mr. Torres and his crew did a wonderful job. The roof held up well after a severe rainstorm on the next day. Mr. Torres also assisted in a small repair requiring a tall ladder. Will definitely use if services are required again. S. Diggs
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Jamie C.
Kelvin (I think that was his name) was very friendly and worked with great speed. The work he did was excellent and have zero complaints. Would recommend for any roofing job. He also took the time to explain why we had the issue we were having.
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Daniel M.
I had a roof repair I needed done in order to be compliant on a home inspection that was very time sensitive. I reached out to 3 different contractors on thumbtack and all I heard was crickets. Even though he was not one of the three I contacted, Angel contacted me at 8am and by 2:30pm the job was complete and he was on his way. He was on time, gave me a very fair estimate of which I agreed to and within 30 minutes he had returned to start the job. Quick, professional and I would hire him again without even thinking about it. In fact, I have already recommended him to a family member that was looking into getting their whole roof redone.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Kayla P.
William was great. After we had 2 roofing companies bail on us and one give us a seriously overpriced quote, he came out over the holiday weekend to provide a quote and was back on Tuesday to do the work. He was here a couple hours and communicated clearly throughout the process. Definitely will be reaching out to him for future projects!
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Bordeaux Construction was hired to repair leaky chimney flashing on my roof. The technician arrived early for the estimate appointment. And the estimate was incredibly reasonable. On the day of scheduled service, the technician arrived over an hour late, claiming to be stuck in traffic. Additionally, I only received this information after calling the office and speaking with the receptionist - who still had to call the tech, and then call me back. After completing the roof repair, the tech offered to look at the interior water damage to offer a new quote for additional work. The new quote was amazingly reasonable and service was scheduled for the next day. The tech called to say he would be an hour late. That hour turned into 2 hours.....which turned into "he can't make it out today" after a phone call to the receptionist. I sat around my house waiting for an entire morning to have 2 hours worth of work NOT completed in my living room. This resulted in a moldy, gaping hole left open in my ceiling and wall...with 2 small children and a dog in my home. They wanted to push the service appointment out 2 days. No thank you. The technician, Tim, does good work. The prices are incredibly fair. But if I can't count on them to arrive on time (or in a reasonably timely fashion) or to keep me updated on emergencies/unexpected delays, I will take my business elsewhere.
Bordeaux Construction Services LLCBordeaux Construction Services LLC
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