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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 Racine roofing professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Garage roof replaced, roof vent installed. Good workmanship, friendly and reasonably priced.
Top Notch Contracting & RemodelingTop Notch Contracting & Remodeling
Richard B.
James, the owner/operator was excellent in responding to our roof situation from the wind storm that took part of roof off. He always kept to the times that we set up to meet.
Roofing Siding Remodeling LLCRoofing Siding Remodeling LLC
Rich H.
The new roof is beautiful. Straight shooters. Works with insurance. Strongest possible recommendation.
Four Leaf ContractingFour Leaf Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Great job. Two days for full tear off resheet and roofing. Rained pretty hard the first night with no leaks in the tarping they did. Very clean and not even any damage to the plants. A very professional crew. The neighbors like the new roof as much as I do.
Elevated Exteriors, LLCElevated Exteriors, LLC
Rachael B.
I was very impressed with their knowledge. Their representative spent 3 hours going over the details of my complicated mess of a roof. My house is nearly 100 years old and still has its original roof. There are many new requirements now and I feel confident this company understands all the modifications my house needs. No other contractor even brought up modifications let alone explain them. I am extremely confident no excited for my new roof.
The Window SourceThe Window Source
Thumbtack Customer
I had a different roofer put on a flat roof, and it had 2 leaks. I called that roofer out again, and he argued with me, then tried to fix them, and one leak got fixed. The other leak became a sporadic problem about every 6 months. I called Loyola Roofing after losing confidence with the original roofer. Phillip was very knowledgeable, pointed out a number of flaws that the original roofer made, suggested solutions to the observed problems, and pointed out some good maintenance issues for the rest of roof. Everything he said made sense and I went with his suggestions. I was very happy with Loyola Roofing, since I was glad to be with a reputable roofer who appeared to know roofing and that I could rely on for reliable work. I did pay more for the fixes than I had hoped, but I am confident that a number of mistakes made by the original roofer are now under control. In addition, Loyola Roofing was reliable, timely, and provided me estimates for all possible repairs, and prioritized them when I asked. I will definitely do business with them again.
Loyola RoofingLoyola Roofing
Larry Z.
Hintz is a great company to choose if you need any work done with your home. We hired them to replace our roof, but they also helped with some other repairs on the exterior of our home. On top of helping with those, the cost of ALL the repairs, roof included, was extremely reasonable. We have received other quotes using the same products for 2-5 thousand dollars more. I highly recommend Hintz for your roof, and any other exterior home repairs you may need. If they can't fix it, they know someone who can at a reasonable price. Thank you Hintz!!
Hintz Remodeling.Hintz Remodeling.
Thumbtack Customer
Repaired a leak in my roof, fixed a crack in my dining room ceiling, and installed two recessed lights. Very professional and timely. The work looks great! Thanks!
Top Notch Contracting & RemodelingTop Notch Contracting & Remodeling
Sue D.
He was one of the few that got a bid to us promptly. They finished timely, despite the weather , and paced the tear off, so that our roof would never be exposed during the rain, and his pricing was exceptional!
RonkSolid ConstructionRonkSolid Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly and efficient. The whole crew works hard and the job site was cleaned up when they finished each day. Our roof and chimney look great. We will certainly hire them for future jobs.
Top Notch Contracting & RemodelingTop Notch Contracting & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Al's team did a great job replacing my roof and was able complete the entire project in 1 day. His bid came in over $2,000 less than the next highest bidder and the project looks great! I highly recommend him for your next home improvement project.
XL Property & Contracting LLCXL Property & Contracting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I called about leaks in the attic. I received a quick response and appointment to come out to inspect the scope of work. I was presented pictures of the problem areas as well as potential future areas on the roof. I was told exactly what would be done and given a price and approximate time it would take to complete the work. I will definitely be using them for our fence and other work around our home.
Top Notch Contracting & RemodelingTop Notch Contracting & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Our roof was a two day total tear off. From quote to finish the experience was outstanding. The owners were hands on (literally) and the crew was terrific. Hard working, respectful, & they cleaned up after themselves. Just awesome. Their quote was thorough and while they weren't the cheapest, they gave us a very fair competitive price. I would hire them again without hesitation and will call them when we replace our siding.
Elevated Exteriors, LLCElevated Exteriors, LLC
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