Your roof protects your property from the rain, snow, heat and other elements. It’s a crucial component of your home, so you should be aware of its age. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to have no idea how old their roofs are.
In this post, we discuss the advantages of knowing your roof’s age and how to figure it out.
The Importance of Knowing Your Roof’s Age
Roofing manufacturers usually have an estimated lifespan for their products depending on the material. For example, asphalt shingles can last for 20 to 30 years, on average. So, if your asphalt roof is already close to the end of its expected life, you should start planning for its replacement.
Your roof’s age also helps roofers determine the best solution to a roofing issue. If your roof is still relatively new, a repair or restoration would be more sensible. If it is already old, it might more practical to replace it completely.
Lastly, the age of your roof defines the kind of maintenance it should receive. Since older roofs are more susceptible to problems and storm damage, there may be special considerations and specific issues that you need to look out for on them.
Tips on Knowing Your Roof’s Age
Roofing records, such as receipts and warranty cards, can tell you at least the year your roof was installed. So, if you’re buying a house, make sure to ask for these records to know the age of the roof. We also recommend hiring a roofer to inspect your roof. This is also an accurate way to find out your roof’s age.
Goodrich Roofing has over 70 years of experience providing excellent roofing services in the area. We guarantee only the best results for all your roof replacement and repair needs. Call us at (505) 884-0662, or complete our contact form for a free consultation.