The age of your roof is an important factor to consider when having your roof repaired. Having an idea of how old your roof is allows you to foresee a schedule or time to have preventive maintenance and repairs done on it. Understanding how much longer your roof can last helps in knowing when to finally replace it. Roof age is also important when you’re trying to pinpoint the probable causes of issues that are popping up around your house, like an attic filled with mildew or water trickling down onto your siding. Are there any indicators to help you determine the age of your roof? What are the other reasons you should know the age of your roof?
Important in Planning
As was said above, age plays an essential role in preventive maintenance and planning imminent roof replacement. Generally, asphalt shingle roofs can serve a home for about 20 to 25 years when properly maintained (not including the possible effects of local climate and geography in the equation). Having an idea of how old your roof is lets you plan further ahead, letting you imagine your future expenses, scheduling and knowing which contractor to hire. Do preliminary research about the best materials to purchase, gain more funding, and set aside some time off of work if you can to make sure the process goes smoothly.
There are numerous ways to learn the current age of your roof like:
Aged roofs nearing the end of their projected service life can be determined even from far away. Curled or peeled-off roof shingles, flashing that has rusted over, rot settling in the holes and other exposed parts of the roof, rusted nails and damaged roof valleys are some of the best physical signs of a roof that needs immediate roofing repairs or replacement.
If you have roof maintenance logs, records, contract copies or receipts, then knowing the age of your roof becomes an easier task. If your roof underwent some form of repair or replacement (or if the previous homeowner did), then data written on those documents can give the last known date it was maintained or inspected.
The most hassle-free choice to take is to have your roof formally inspected. Accredited inspectors and contractors have the experience and technical knowledge to determine the current age of your roof. And while they’re there, it would be best to make most of the services offered by their firms.
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