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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 Norfolk roofing professionals
Ricardo O.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Hampus E.
Bill and his worked Ron did an excellent job repairing our leaky roof! They replaced damaged plywood, put down new roofing material as well as replacing a lot of damaged or missing shingles. He responded quickly to our issue, was reasonably priced, and very professional throughout the whole project. I definitely recommend him for all your roof needs, and I plan on hiring him again to do some more work on another section of roof!
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Dominic W.
These guys were great I couldn’t believe in the time they changed my whole roof. They really made me comfortable with the whole process. I’d highly recommend them if you are trying to get your roof fixed.
Excellent Roofing LLCExcellent Roofing LLC
Tramaine V.
Amazing job. Really got here on time to preserve my roof!
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Delia S.
Ralph was very professional with my husband and I when going through the process of getting our roof replaced. He was super helpful and kept us up to date on the whole process. His team did an excellent job on the replacement! Our roof looks great!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Carrie B.
A pleasant experience. Roof looks great, they got the job done quick. Best pricing around.
Quality Built ExteriorsQuality Built Exteriors
Robert F.
I was expecting new materials once I was told the contractors would be there after picking up the materials. Didn’t expect too see the old roofing reattached. I could have put longer roofing nails in it myself. Oh well, we live and hopefully learn.
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Susan P.
It has been great doing business with him started just doing roof but ended up doing our siding and porch
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Gabi M.
Great job. The roof was completed quickly and looks great. Ralph was very responsive to requests and concerns. Hire this guy! He's great!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Luke D.
Replaced our roof, did an outstanding job and good price. Using them again on a second house. I highly recommend.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Jessica G.
We needed shingles replaced on our roof. These guys were very responsive and affordable. They were also very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Angel and his crew were very professional. I received the quote one week, and a week later, the job was completed. Even with repairs, Xport Roofing was way under budget. When the workers were done, they cleaned up as if they were never here. Angel was available to answer questions before, during and even after. I would definitely recommend Xport Roofing and I would definitely use them again.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Kevin N.
Ralph was great, complete job, excellent work and thoroughly inspect and checked by Ralph onsite throughout the job. Roof looks outstanding and at a very reasonable price with top line materials.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Paige B.
Angel and his team did an amazing job once again. I hired Xport Roofing in April to fix a small leak and just rehired them to replace our whole roof. Angel and his team are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He was quick and thorough without pressuring us with anything extra. We just really appreciated his help. Quality materials, quality work, and a five year warranty. Would hire again and recommend to anyone in the area.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Mason J.
K&D LLC Roofing did a great job and communicated well every step of the way. If you want the job done right, done on time and solid communication hire K&D LLC.
K&D Roofing LLCK&D Roofing LLC
Felicia w.
This crew was excellent, they contacted with updates and changes that came up. They came the time they stated and they fit me into their busy schedule to accommodate my roofing. I will be calling them back to do my sidling. Very please
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
James B.
The members of the crew were incredibly hard workers. They were systematic and focused. I was amazed at how quickly the work progressed. I really love my new roof...took a load of troubles off my mind.
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Thomas M.
I had this company give me a quote twice, one year apart. They were the cheapest the first time and the second cheapest this time. Ralph was communicated everything that was happening all along the way of the project. The guys and girls that did the work were here by 630am to start ripping off the old roof. They were done and waiting on the delivery of the new shingles, which wasn't this companies fault. They had the new roof on by 430pm. Yard and driveway all cleaned up. I would have them do it again. Great experience.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Doris Y.
7 Cities exceeded our expectations in every way. Ralph is a great guy and does exactly what he says he will do. The communication was great and timely. Their work ethics is incredible. It was obvious they wanted to meet our needs. The speed with which they accomplished our roof was totally impressive. Our neighbors couldn’t believe how fast it happened and how great our yard looked after they finished. When we called with a concern they responded immediately and were here in no time. We highly recommend 7 Cities Roofing.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Tracy j.
Very friendly, professional and wasn’t expensive. He took pictures during the process so I could see what he was doing up on the roof. I’ll be calling him again when I need anything up top.
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Ricardo O.
Made the whole process quick and easy. His team was on time and extremely professional. I ended up getting my whole roof replaced AND shed for less than others out there. This is the team you need to contact for room replacement. 100% recommend.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Marie A.
Rick and his crew arrived at 6am and had totally finished the job by 5:30 pm! They were efficient, great work crew and did a thorough job of cleaning up before they left. Our roof looks great - very pleased with Rick and his staff.
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Maggie D.
Phenomenal service! Donald was great. Everything from the initial communication through Thumbtack, to the estimate, to the job being scheduled and finished was excellent and seamless. He let me know exactly what was going on from start to finish, was always on time and the job was priced very fair. It’s been raining for almost 3 days straight now and no leak in sight. I’ve had several friends hire roofers in the past and heard such horror stories so I was nervous! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone with any roofing issues. If I ever need work done again I will be contacting Roof Repair Services + for sure!!
Costal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn ServicesCostal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn Services
Kelley H.
William was out the day after I contacted him, and had my roof repair complete within an hour! Will have to wait until the next good hard rain to see how things go! I would hire again based on what I know now 😊
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Brian was very responsive. He completed evaluation and quote quickly. Once the hire decision was made, he also completed it within 2 days despite discovery of significant underlying damage that also needed additional work. Work quality was excellent. Roof is no longer leaking and interior damage repaired.
DJ ConstructionDJ Construction
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