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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 Suffolk roofing professionals
Aaron S.
7 Cities Roofing did an excellent job replacing my roof. I contacted five different companies for quotes. 7 Cities was the first company to contact me. 7 Cities Roofing was very professional. They came out to my house and look at my roof. Mr. Yost explained everything that my roof replacement would require. The quote was the lowest of the five companies. 7 Cities was the only company who could do the job in one day. The day before the scheduled roof replacement, 7 Cities Roofing dropped off all the supplies. The next morning, the roofers showed up bright and early at 7am to begin. They laid down tarps to catch the old shingles falling off the roof. The roofers worked all day including their lunch break and we're finished with the roof replacement at 6pm. The roofers used a magnet to sweep my yard for nails. I am satisfied with the quality of their work. I would refer 7 Cities Roofing to anyone needing a roof replacement.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Allen B.
Excellent roofing was great to work with and had quality end result on the agenda. No question I would use them again for a roofing issue.
Excellent Roofing LLCExcellent Roofing LLC
Matthew C.
Was prompt. Completed the task and blended in the roof line for ensuring the shingles matched.
Costal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn ServicesCostal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn Services
Najee c.
Everything went good and he did a great job. I would recommend Contreras Roofing 100%.
Contreras Roofing/Siding & General constructionContreras Roofing/Siding & General construction
LaSonia K.
I was very pleased with my roof and gutter repairs. I will definitely use him again in the future!
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Thumbtack Customer
*****Very professional and got the job done on time. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a roof done. *****
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Travis A.
7 Cities Roofing and their team were outstanding! When it came to me deciding who to pick for my roof, Ralph was very patient and helpful throughout the entire process. However, the item that sold me was the price!!! The quality of the shingles are GREAT! Will use them in another 15 years. 😊 Go with this company, you won’t be disappointed!!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Kris M.
These guys where great!! Donald really shows his experience when it comes to finding and repairing roof leaks. He comes out free of charge. I showed him where my roof was leaking ( multiple spots) he got up on my roof and did a thorough inspection. He took a bunch of pictures of what my problems where so he could show me what was causing the leaks. He quoted me a fair price and came out and did the repairs when he said he would. Thanks Donald!!
Costal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn ServicesCostal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn Services
Jon J.
I had estimates from three different roofing contractors. The only one who stayed in touch with me during the process was Donald from Roof Repair Service. When he came out to do the estimate, he explained the repair process from start to finish, gave multiple repair options, and affordable estimates for each option. My boss decided to go with RRS and from start to finish I was given progress pictures and updates daily. I was told by our staff that his team was punctual, professional and courteous. The quality of work was A1. I'd definitely recommend Roof Repair Services to anyone without hesitation.
Costal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn ServicesCostal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn Services
Nathaniel H.
Ricky provided excellent service for his work on my roof. It was not even a big job and he treated me very well. I plan on returning to Ricky for future work!
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Kelly C.
Kevin came out as soon as I talked to him and fixed my roof. He was very reasonably priced and punctual. I would use this company again and I would recommend anyone
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Nancy P.
I had custom exteriors put on a new roof and new gutters. I would recommend this company to anyone. Ricky crew work very hard to do the best job for you at a very reasonable price.
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin and his nephew, Louis, are very personable and professional. I am very pleased with their work repairing my roof and cleaning my gutters. They did something none of the other roofers did, they went into the attic to check the leaking area. All the other roofers could not even fix my roof for 4-6 weeks. Kevin came out the same weekend to complete repairs. They cleaned up the work area including the gunk from the gutters. All this during the Christmas holiday season. I will definitely use their services again and highly recommend them!!
KS Express CarpentryKS Express Carpentry
Kim N.
Mr. McMillan responded promptly and put a great deal of effort and detail into our bid. His price was more than half what others quoted and ten times the level of customer service. He did the repairs and even cleaned out our gutters for us. I highly highly recommend Roof Repair Svcs.
Costal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn ServicesCostal Virginia Exteriors + Lawn Services
Sabrina N.
The estimate and honesty went above and behond my expectations... I was very impressed with the timeframe of the full roof job that they did. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to get a fair price and a great job at the same time!!!! This is something you can't find in this day and age.. Thank you for a job well done. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Eileen G.
Angel and his crew replaced my 17 year old roof. The job was done wonderfully. Clean up was spotless. Angel took care of every detail and kept me informed at every step of the way. Completed in a day and 1/2!! I would HIGHLY reccommend them!! Job WELL DONE ANGEL! Thank you!! Mrs. Gaik- Suffolk, VA
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Kenisha D.
I am absolutely impressed by the quality of work that LGFMH did. They arrived on time. Since the work was up on the roof where I could not see, they sent me pictures while they were up there working to show progress. You don’t worry about whether they take your method of payment because they take several forms of payment which was convenient for me. I will definitely call them back soon for power washing.
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Frank W.
Within ten minutes of their arrival, the crew was removing the existing roof. It was non-stop from arrival to completion. Nice job keeping the property protected. Ralph was on-site the entire time and came prepared to make any repairs quickly and efficiently. Other contractors wouldn't even return my call, Ralph was the only one that took the time to go to the property and give a real estimate. 7 Cities is a first class operation in every way. Do not hesitate to call them.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Rick W.
Ricky is a great communicator. He was actively engaging from the first contact to completion. Cost: Pricing was fair. Payment was expected at completion. This was critical to our decision-making to select Ricky for a residential property. Speed: Most responsive contractor with above average communication. He can and does Quality: Mostly up to par. We did disagree with his not repairing and replacing two or three moldings which connected the roof and facia. His recommendation was to remove all, but not replace. He was seemingly willing to take all molding down rather than Repair the existing. Be very specific if you want the little things completed.
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
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