How much do you know about your roof? Do you know how old it is? This information is crucial is because it allows you to plan for the installation of a new roof.
Here are reasons it’s vital to know the age of your roof.
Why Should You Know the Age of Your Roof?
When roof damage occurs, you can either get repairs or a replacement. To help determine the most ideal and cost-effective option for you, your roofer will consider the age of your roof. For example, if your roof is over 20 years old, it may be more cost-effective to replace it than put money into repairing it.
Knowing how old your roof is will help you prepare and save up for when it’s time for a replacement. High-quality asphalt shingles typically last for 20-30 years when installed and maintained properly. You’ll know you need to consider getting a replacement when your roof is at least 25 years old.
How Can You Find Out How Old Your Roof Is?
Before purchasing a new home, make sure to ask the owner about the age of the roof. If you’ve already moved in, you can contact the previous owner. Failing that, a professional inspection is the best way to determine the age of your roof.
You can also get an idea about how old your roof is by looking at it from the ground. Have you noticed that some of the shingles are curling? If so, this can indicate that your roof is approaching the end of its life. However, shingle curling can also mean your contractor failed to install the shingles correctly. Other common signs your roof is old and needs replacement are the presence of mold or algae, missing shingles and rusted flashing.
Whether you need a new roof or roof repairs, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.’s experienced team is here to help. Contact us today for a free roof estimate! We are one of the area’s leading remodeling and roofing companies. Call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.