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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 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 Richmond roofing professionals
Travis M.
Had a great experience with 4 Seasons Roofing! They responded quickly and got my roof repair done quickly as well!
4 Seasons Roofing, LLC4 Seasons Roofing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great price and great work. Hired JP for two other jobs after having our roof replace. Will recommend JP's Exteriors for every roofing job.
JP's ExteriorsJP's Exteriors
Adam M.
Excellent work on my shed roof!! Looks great.
4 Seasons Roofing, LLC4 Seasons Roofing, LLC
John F.
Master Pro services installed a TPO roof on my home. They provided me with photos at every stage of the installation. They were able to remove and install a new roof in one day. I am very satisfied with the professionalism and quality of work done on my home. I received 3 other quotes for my roof and master pro services provided a fair estimate, on time installation.
Master Pro Services IncMaster Pro Services Inc
Slav L.
Tim was always quick to respond, and communication was open / effective. The crew showed up on time, and did a very good job with the roof, and a couple of small follow up asks from me. All in all, I was very happy with Ridgeline Roofing!
Ridgeline Roofing and ContractingRidgeline Roofing and Contracting
Ashley N.
Carlos gave us the best quote and had the roof finished in an afternoon. Really appreciate this company!
Master Pro Services IncMaster Pro Services Inc
Clay r.
They provided great service, and will be my first call next time I have roof issues.
Ridgeline Roofing and ContractingRidgeline Roofing and Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
It was a small roof patch job. Carlos was responsive, honest and reasonable. I would definitely recommend him.
Master Pro Services IncMaster Pro Services Inc
Sonal P.
Reidgeline Roofing is very professional. In fact they are only one who gave me email estimates and follow up with me for insurance claim process. They have replaced entire roof at my business in a day and cleaned up well after work. Quality work with best price. I will use again.
Ridgeline Roofing and ContractingRidgeline Roofing and Contracting
Alison K.
A couple communication mishaps but nothing major. Christian was super personable and my roof is no longer leaking. Would definitely recommend.
4 Seasons Roofing, LLC4 Seasons Roofing, LLC
Beth M.
Very professional and gave me a fair price for the work. Will definitely hire them to replace my roof next year.
Ridgeline Roofing and ContractingRidgeline Roofing and Contracting
Shalita B.
Super quick response. Any time you think of anything needing to be done to your roof, you hold your breath for fear of the unknown. I reached out to them and they came that same day. Took a look and made all the necessary repairs. I am definitely going to use them again in the future when it is time to fully repair the roof. I greatly appreciated Jonathan and how he treated me when met. If you need your roof repaired or replaced, don't hesitate to contact them!
Heathre M.
Kurt and crew were excellent to deal with in a stressful situation. They went over the top to repair my roof in an emergency situation. They made it so easy in that I didn’t need to be home, they followed up, sent pictures of their work and overall were highly professional. I definitely recommend Kurt and Hammersmith for any and all roofing work.
Hammersmith Contracting Co.Hammersmith Contracting Co.
Clara S.
Carlos did an awesome job replacing my roof. Job performance was phenomenal! Looking forward to working with him on other projects.
Master Pro Services IncMaster Pro Services Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Roof reshingled. Contractor very informative throughout process. Conducted routine inspection daily,ensured job site was left in professional manner. Would rehire!
Master Pro Services IncMaster Pro Services Inc
Thumbtack Customer
We had an out-building with a leaking roof. We decided to have the old shingles removed and get new ones put up when repairs were done. A-Plus came out and inspected the attic space to assess the damage. They submitted a detailed proposal with a very fair price. They said they could get to it in about 2 weeks and, even though we had a lot of rain those 2 weeks, they were able to meet the schedule. The roof is beautiful! We had a relatively small project but they treated it the same as a large one. I'll definitely go straight to them next time I need a roofing contractor.
A Plus RoofingA Plus Roofing
Briana M.
Great company to work with. They did an amazing job on the replacement of the roof on my house and my shed in the backyard, especially considering the roof on my house was very old and had major water damage to the boards. Their communication was great and they kept me updated through the whole process. Would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for a good company who will not only get the job done quick but efficiently.
4 Seasons Roofing, LLC4 Seasons Roofing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff and Tim came out to check on a leak in my roof and where able to determine the problem very quickly and fix right then! Very nice and very professional!
Ridgeline Roofing and ContractingRidgeline Roofing and Contracting
James O.
Great response time and Edgar was extremely helpful. Makes you feel at ease knowing he is passionate about fixing your ROOF over your head.
4 Seasons Roofing, LLC4 Seasons Roofing, LLC
Dennis K.
Alden came out and gave me an honest and fair assessment of my roof, none of which I wanted to hear. He worked with me though and we found the best avenue for my needs and Alden and his team executed the work ahead of schedule. The on-site team was pleasant and unobtrusive which made working from home during a roofing replacement easy. Highly recommend Alden and his team.
SlopePro, LLCSlopePro, LLC
Valerie S.
The work was completed as promised. The owner does a thorough inspection and recommended additional repairs to maintain the life of the roof. His office staff is very pleasant and responsive. I will use him again.
JP's ExteriorsJP's Exteriors
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos and his crew did a great job painting my metal roof for a fair price. He always responded promptly when contacted, was very professional and cleaned everything thoroughly afterward.
Master Pro Services IncMaster Pro Services Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service, prompt, reasonable prices, friendly people. They replaced the roof on both of my houses, excellent work, very pleased. I am very pleased with the job and would recommend Ridgeline to anyone.
Ridgeline Roofing and ContractingRidgeline Roofing and Contracting
Leslie L.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about 4 Seasons Roofing. They absolutely Rock and Christian could not have been more accommodating. And now I don’t have to be stressed out every time it rains!
4 Seasons Roofing, LLC4 Seasons Roofing, LLC
Joanna M.
Incredibly professional, easy to work with and quick! From start to finish, new roof done in a day. Cristian is wonderful to work with. He listened to all our needs and provided a seamless experience for a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and hire again for future projects.
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