Your roof’s age is crucial information because it’s usually a reliable indication of your roof’s current condition. By finding out the age of your roof, you can determine how many years it still has before it will require a replacement.
In this post, Chase Roofing LLC further discusses the importance of knowing how old your roof is.
Why It’s Important to Learn Your Roof’s Age
You could face serious consequences if you don’t keep track of the age of your roof and schedule a full roof replacement on time. The primary function of a roof is to protect everything beneath it, including your family members and property. Water damage or framing instability may occur if a roof is unstable or damaged. In severe weather, a leaking roof can cause ceiling and drywall rot as well as flooding. Because your roof is an important aspect of your home, it is critical to prioritize its maintenance.
How to Determine Your Roof’s Age
While you may notice some visible damage on the surface of your roof — such as loose shingles or missing flashing — this may only indicate that repairs are necessary. Because your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, various issues are to be expected throughout its life span. That said, damaged shingles or other signs of damage are not always a reliable indication of a roof’s age.
A professional roofing inspection is a good way to determine how old your roof is. Only trained and experienced roofers can recognize the signs of roof aging and provide you with an accurate assessment of your roof.
Even if the roof appears intact, it’s best not to make assumptions about its age. If you’re still in touch with the previous owners of your home, you can simply ask them when the roof was installed. Records, such as the roof installation receipt and maintenance records, can tell you when the roof was last installed or replaced, inspected, maintained and repaired.
If the previous owners have already discarded those documents, you can get the names of the roofing contractors they hired and contact them for a copy of a receipt or invoice. Most businesses keep records of all their previous work.
Chase Roofing LLC can offer the right solution to your roofing problem. Call us at (757) 872-0700 (Yorktown) or (757) 206-1948 (Williamsburg). You can also fill out our contact form to book an appointment.