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How To Determine A Roof's Age And Why It Is Important

The age of your roof is one of the first questions your roofing contractors will ask you when you get in touch with them. They ask for this information to find the best solution to your roofing issue. It’s crucial to know when your roof was installed, whether you own residential or commercial property. The age of your roof is something you must know. Keep reading to find out why.


Why Is It Important to Know Your Roof’s Age?

Your roof is built to withstand extreme weather, but it is not completely resistant to damage. Even after protecting your home from the local weather, it may still sustain damage, necessitating a call to a nearby roofing expert for the required repair. You should be prepared to respond when asked how long your current roof has been in place.

Knowing how old your roof is will help you anticipate when a replacement is required. For instance, when installed and maintained correctly, dimensional asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years. If your current roof is between 80% and 85% of the anticipated lifespan, you should start saving for a new one.

How to Determine Your Roof’s Age

Knowing the age of your roof can be simple. You can:

  • Look at your records. If you’ve already had it replaced, you should have a receipt or invoice with the date the roof was installed.
  • Make a visual inspection. If your shingles are already curled, buckled, cracked or “bald,” your roof may need to be replaced.
  • Plan a professional roof inspection. It’s the quickest and most reliable way to determine how old your roof is. Of course, you must ensure that the team of professionals you have selected for the roof inspection has a track record of being dependable and skilled. 

At Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., you can expect top-notch craftsmanship and superior customer service. As one of the best roofers in the area, we always get the job done efficiently. We focus on adding a “personal touch” to every project as well as work with the top manufacturers in the industry to build state-of-the-art roofing systems that include the highest quality materials and warranties available.

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