If you’re planning to buy a new home or planning to replace your roof, it’s important to know the roof’s age. It’s also important to know what kind of renovation projects have been done beforehand. This lets you know if it’s ready for occupancy, or if you still need to do some tweaking before moving in. In this post, ATD Restoration, one of the leading local roofing companies, shares the importance of knowing a roofing system’s age.
Why Is It Important to Know Your Roof’s Age
Knowing your roof’s age is important since it tells you whether you should have it repaired or if it’s due for a full-blown replacement. You can get an estimate of a roof’s age by checking the conditions of the shingles or the flashing. If you notice that the shingles are starting to curl or buckle from the ground, then this means that it’s time to have it repaired. If there are gaping holes, it’s time to have them replaced.
Finding Out the Roof’s Exact Age
Your roofing contractors will tell you that the previous owners of the home should keep a record of the jobs done on their roofing system, and the rest of the home. They should honestly answer your queries, like when was the last time the roof was repaired, when it was installed, and when it was last inspected. You can even check the roof building permit by requesting a copy at your local county government office.
If the receipt was disposed of for whatever reason, you can still ask who built and took care of the roof. The roofing company should have records of the jobs they’ve completed. This allows you to see when the roof was installed, how often it was maintained, and the type of roofing materials used. This should give you an idea of whether you should have the roof repaired or replaced.
ATD Restoration is trained and experienced in roofing, siding, gutters and storm damage. So whether you need help in installing roof tiles or a roof repair project, our crew can ensure superior workmanship that will meet or exceed your expectations. Call us at (864) 729-3970 (Greenville) or (910) 218-2251 (Fayetteville). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.