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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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. 

Reviews for Virginia Beach roofing professionals
Angela F.
Ralph’s roof team were quick, efficient and scrambled to keep the sheathing dry when rain spontaneously came in. Clean up was good and I’m very happy with the roof.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Thumbtack Customer
If your hire these guys to do your roof, don’t blink these guys don’t mess around super-fast had my roof done in a day. Steve is very knowledgeable in your roofing needs able to help work things out with your insurance company writing a very descriptive quote.
Top Side Coverings LLCTop Side Coverings LLC
Melody N.
Ralph and his team did a fantastic job to our roof! They did the entire roof in one day, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work and professionalism that the entire team had!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Lisa S.
Ricky and his crew did a great job on our roof! He is very responsive and kept me in e loop at all times. Very happy with our new roof!
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Nishith P.
They did a great job on fixing the flashing near the roof.
Xport RoofingXport Roofing
Kevin s.
Great experience with Ricky . He did great job on my whole roof replacement. Very professional, knowledgeable and good price . I will hire him for any roof work without hesitation.
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Ralph provided us a fair price for the roof. They showed up on time, completed the entire job in a day and a half, and cleaned up thoroughly after they were done. Most importantly the roof looks great!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Jen F.
Roof looks great and it all got done in 1 day!!
Ricky Shakallis RoofingRicky Shakallis Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Did a Great Job on the Fence and Patio. Plan on having them do the roof.
Quality Built ExteriorsQuality Built Exteriors
Thumbtack Customer
Steve worked with me while trying to make my deadline. He was fast, detailed, and he made necessary adjustments to the roof to prevent future damage to the house. Price was good as well. I highly recommend Steve for your roofing needs.
Top Side Coverings LLCTop Side Coverings LLC
Jamie R.
As a first-time homeowner, I was devastated when I discovered a roof leak a few months after purchase. The day he inspected my roof, Josh took the time to explain the repair needed and provided what I believe to be a fair estimate. He was prompt and thorough, and also provided several photos (attached) of the repair process. I'm confident the repair was done well and highly recommend Mastro Roofing LLC .
Mastro Roofing LLCMastro Roofing LLC
Sarah H.
Ralph made the process of getting a new roof so smooth after being haggled and pressured by other roofing companies. His quote was by far the most reasonable and affordable. Thank you to Ralph and his team for being so pleasant and accommodating. Would reccomend 100%.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Stacy P.
We had excellent experience with replacing our old roof with a new roof. Ralph called us right away and the job was scheduled in a week. The price was right, great customer service by Ralph, and the job was done in a day. We would use him again in the future.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Mike's team did a roof replacement last week. The guys were there on time and went right to work through out the day. Very professional job, roof looks great, good clean-up afterword. Highly recommend Mike and his team for your home project.
Quality Built ExteriorsQuality Built Exteriors
Solaris V.
Josh responded right away, and actually came out to assess what was wrong with my roof before quoting me a price (other guys quoted me for an ENTIRE new roof without haven looked at it when all I needed was shingles replaced). Will recommend to others!
Mastro Roofing LLCMastro Roofing LLC
Antonia W.
I was 100% pleased with 7 cities work that was performed on my roof. I was given an estimate, the work was started and completed in one day. Very professional and knowledgeable of the product. Extremely well priced and an all around excellent experience! I will be recommending them to EVERYONE I know who needs any roofing work. AND THEY GIVE MILITARY DISCOUNT!! And it’s a good one too! Thank you so much for taking care of my last minute roof job in 1 day!
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Benny H.
Josh was on time and he did a very professional job on my roof I’m very happy with his work
Mastro Roofing LLCMastro Roofing LLC
Annette W.
7 Cities Roofing was one of the best choices I have made thus far. The crew was on time and diligent in getting the job done. Ralph was honest and fair in pricing. He made me feel at peace with this investment to my home. I would recommend him to everyone that in need a roof. Thanks Ralph
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
April D.
Was first to respond to a roofing issue and provided professional services. My husband and I are so grateful for your help!
LGFMH ConstructionLGFMH Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with the roof and ceiling repair. Great craftsmanship, on time and reasonable prices. Will definitely hire him again with confidence!
VarCon Corp.VarCon Corp.
Serina R.
I am very happy with Onion' s job replacing the roof on our home. From the quote process to job completion, they were absolute professionals and kept us in constant communication. They worked quickly to complete a full roof replacement and we couldn't be happier with the results. Once the crew was gone, so was all mess and debris. Their attention to detail is second to none and the honesty with which they quoted necessary work is much appreciated. We were quoted as much as double for the same scope work by other salesmen who never set foot on my roof. Jimmy, the roofing professional who worked our estimate was able to answer any questions we had, and it was clear that he is not just a salesman, but a man with the experience to know every detail of the work to be performed. Thanks again, guys.
Orion Industries LLCOrion Industries LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My roof was installed as promised and includes a warranty. Ralph communicated with me every step of the way and his team did a great job.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
Andrea Z.
Excellent contractor, quick and reasonably priced. We will definitely be calling you again when the time comes to get some roof work done.
Mastro Roofing LLCMastro Roofing LLC
Robyn Q.
Josh did a great job with our roof repairs. He was on time, professional and responsive. His work is detailed and his prices can't be beat.
Mastro Roofing LLCMastro Roofing LLC
William M.
It is clear that the owner, Ralph knows his stuff. He showed up promptly to give me an initial proposal for my roof replacement. His price was very fair and reasonable. The workers labored hard to complete the job in one day. Ralph made sure the job was done right. I now have a beautiful roof and a safer house. Call Ralph for quick service and quality work. You won't be sorry.
7 Cities Roofing Co.7 Cities Roofing Co.
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