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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

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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 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.

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 Newport News roofing professionals
Alondo M.
Replacement of townhouse roof
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
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
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
Mike P.
Everything about the experience was excellent. From the time we signed the contract to having the roof installed was less than a week. They delivered the materials the day before and went right to work the next day. In about 8 hours we had a branch new roof and EVERYTHING was cleaned up. This is a great company. Better value than other roofing companies. No high pressure sales and very professionally run.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
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
Jesus V.
I was very impressed with Ralph and his team. The workmanship and integrity they showed as a crew to complete the Job. I contacted Ralph about a year ago and he was able to pull up my old quote and honored the original price that I was quoted a year ago. My new roof looks fantastic and definitely was blessed to have this done. I will refer 7 cities roofing to anyone who needs a roof done. These guys we're awesome!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
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.
K&D Roofing LLCK&D Roofing 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
7 cities replaced our roof. They gave a quote and did the job. Good reliable company. Owner Ralph is easy to contact and handles problems very professionally.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
We contacted 7 Cities Roofing as a result of a referral from Thumbtact. Ralph, the owner contacted us and came out within a couple days to give us an estimate. We were satisfied with the estimate because we already had estimates from two other companies. We had a leak in the roof and he was able to do the work immediately. He came out within a week and completed the work in one day. The job was just finished yesterday and Ralph assured us if we have any problems in the future he would definitely make it right. I got a good feeling from working with him and believe he is a man of his word. He used good quality materials and so far we are pleased. I would definitely refer 7 Cities Roof Co.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Ralph was excellent in answering all of my questions. When I got home on the day of the install, they were already cleaning up. The roof looked awesome and the yard was clean all the way around. Thanks again Ralph.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
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
Kathy W.
AAG richmond LLCAAG richmond LLC
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