It’s likely that you won’t know the entire history of your home unless you start to do regular inspections on materials. Most roofing experts suggest that the average shingle roof will last 20 years. As a roofing job can be a significant investment, it’s important to know more about the exact date when your roof was installed as you are purchasing your home. Here is how to find out the age of your roof.
Ask Previous Owners
As you are moving into the home, ask about getting the number of the previous owners or their e-mail address. You can put down some questions such as when they last replaced the roof or make inquiries through your lawyer for information on the most important fixtures and structures of the home.
Look For The Building Permit
You might be able to pull the building permit for your roofing installation. Contacting the county government and looking for a copy of the permit could help you to determine the date that the roof was installed.
Find Out Who Replaced The Roof
Speaking to the roofing company is a great way to determine the date that they were performing the work. If you know who did the installation, they’ll likely have the address on file and give you a day that they were last on-site.
A local roofing company or home inspector will be able to provide you with a reliable assessment of the condition of your roof and the age range for your roofing materials.
Contact us today to learn more about roofing materials and what can be done to keep your roof operating at its best. We can perform a professional inspection and help you find the age of your roof.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.