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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 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 Newport News roofing professionals
Desiree S.
WTG was great for replacing our roof. The company was quick, efficient, professional, and competitively priced. Working with WTG made the roof replacement nightmare a great experience.
WTG EnterprisesWTG Enterprises
Elijah T.
We hired Xport Roofing to replace the original roof on our almost 30 year old home before selling. They promptly replied to my request for a quote and Angel was out the very next day to provide a full quote. We were scheduled within a week to have the entire job complete. They showed up first thing in the morning and worked quickly to have our new roof up by the end of the day. It looks great and with by far the best price quoted, I'd recommend Xport Roofing to anyone who needs a roof repaired or replaced.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Paul A.
Analysis the roof problem and fixed it. Will hire again
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Wendell W.
I was really impressed with Kevin and his crew He was very knowledgeable and my new roof looks great! I would definitely recommend Frontier Roofing to my friends and family.
Frontier Roofing LLCFrontier Roofing LLC
William G.
Xport Roofing did an excellent job on my roof and I am very satisfied with the work and price. They came out to my house the very next day and did a survey on the roof even though it was raining. They took pictures of the damage and scheduled the work two days after I accepted the quote. Job took about two hours and work was completed as quoted with no additional charges. I will use them again when I replace my 15-year old roof.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Ricky's crew did an excellent job applying new roof. Ricky was prompt, professional, and reasonablely priced. Work was completed in one day. I'd highly recommend Ricky for future roofing work.
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Jerome N.
LGFMH Construction did a wonderful job on replacement and repairing of the roof over my laundry room. The work was professional and well done. I’m happy with the outcome of this project. I have a new roof now, Thanks too LGFMH Construction.
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Brandy S.
K&D installed my roof a couple of weeks ago. The job was completed in one day. Kelvin, the owner, was very knowledgeable of the product and provided good advise in regards to additional work he did. Throughout the job he sent pictures of the areas that required additional plywood and then sent me pictures of the completed roof. He also painted the flashing around my chimney and the vent pipes so they would not contrast with my roof. His quote was very reasonable and I would recommend his work to friends and family. Thank you K&D Roofing for a great experience.
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Josh K.
Ricky and his team did a great job and I will recommend to anyone looking for a new roof
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Dwain L.
Xport roofing is an excellent company. They arrived on time finished the job in 3 and 1/2 hours. They're cleaning up after the job was excellent. The job was checked by the owner immediately after the crew finished. I would recommend this company to anybody looking for a good roofing company!
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Dee R.
K&D Roofing LLC came out to assess my roof repair and returned the next day with an employee and completed the work. It was a rather urgent matter because there were signs of water damage and I knew it was planning to rain quite a bit the next day. He was professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and pleasant. The owner explained everything in detail and showed pictures of what needed to be repaired on the roof. After the job was completed, he not only provided an invoice, but also before and after pictures. Although I hated to pay the cost, it was a much needed repair and K&D Roofing LLC offered the lowest rate. I would use this company again and recommend to others.
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Dwain L.
Never went up on the roof to check to see what the repairs would be. Extremely high estimate. Very unprofessional!
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Amber S.
I cannot say or express my thanks enough to frontier roofing. Kevin was an absolute joy to work with and ensured that we knew when our shingles were coming in. There was no wondering with this company and they had absolute transparency. We got our owens corning shingles on our home and it’s just beautiful (who knew a roof could be beautiful). The quality, workmanship, reliability, everything was a breeze and we cannot wait to work with them again😁😁 If you want quality and someone you can trust it’s Frontier Roofing.
Frontier Roofing LLCFrontier Roofing LLC
James C.
I spoke with Angel several times prior to scheduling my roof being done. He was very professional and explained what they were going to be doing. He offered a very good price for the job. His workers were on time and had the roof done in just one day. They returned for a few hours the following day to add the finishing touches and then returned on day three to pick up their equipment and clean up. Altogether they started on Saturday morning and was finished with everything by 9 A.M. on Monday. The roof looks really good and I am very satisfied.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Patty B.
Great job, cost effective and very timely for my roof repair! Have recommended to my neighbor and received quotes for future work. Highly recommend.
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Susan N.
They did an AMAZING job on my roof. I had referred them to a coworker while I had to work with my insurance. It took much longer because my insurance company took forever but they were patient and came back as soon as I gave them a call. Highly recommend them to everyone. Yes they were that awesome!!!! Now I have a beautiful new roof and my house looks great.
64 Roofing LLC64 Roofing LLC
I am selling my house and needed the roof replaced quickly. Ramon offered to give an estimate the same day I made the request. He explained what materials were needed and gave good advice for additional repairs. He was able to replace the roof and gutters the next week and did a great job. The house looks so much better and I will not have any problem selling it now.
64 Roofing LLC64 Roofing LLC
Michelle S.
Needed a quick turnaround entire roof shingle replacement on a rancher. company was affordable and able to get the job done the following week! Excellent customer service. Very pleased with the workmanship.
Jennifer L.
Kelvin was on-time, explained the job and gave an reasonable estimate. He started the job right away and finished in a timely fashion. Overall great experience and my roof no longer leaks.
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Shaunika K.
Kelvin came to my house on time and repaired a spot on my roof. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and and gave the best advice on what type of material would be best to purchase in the future.
KD contractor LLCKD contractor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin and his guys were very professional and got the job done quick! The roof repair due to a leak was done exactly as wanted and more than met my expectations! Highly recommended!
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Cynthia P.
Excellent job done on my roof that had been leaking. Very honest and gets right to the point very punctual I will be using him again for some other things that I need done around here try him you can’t go wrong
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Jason V.
64 Roofing responded within a few minutes to my request and was able to come out the next day and fix my leak. Ramon was able to explain everything and show me photos of the problem and what he did to resolve my issue. Very professional and punctual.
64 Roofing LLC64 Roofing LLC
Mike A.
Jimmy gave me a great price on my project, and didn't try to upsell me like most of the other contractors I spoke with. His crew arrived promptly and completed the job in two days, working in the rain, then they did a really good job of cleaning up. My roof looks great and no more leaks!
Bell Contractors LLCBell Contractors LLC
Joyelle S.
Angel responded quickly to my pro request, and this level of communication continued throughout the entire process. He was timely for the inspection, went up on the roof, took pictures of what he saw, and explained the issues and solution options clearly. The pricing was also quite fair and I received the contract via email within minutes and was able to sign it electronically as well! So efficient! His crew arrived the next morning, did the roof repair job, and cleaned up after themselves. I received their invoice via emai soon thereafter, and was able to make payment right away. Although the job has not yet been weather-tested, I'm still rating a 5 since I believe the work quality will echo their quality communication and professionalism. I would definitely recommend.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
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