If you want to get a new home, it’s important to know when it was built and what kind of renovations were done. This is an important factor to consider because this will tell you whether or not it’s move-in ready or if you need to retouch or remodel some parts of it so that it will be comfortable. You should also consider knowing the accurate age of your roofing system for various reasons.
WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW YOUR ROOF’S AGE?
You should know your roofing system’s age since it will tell you if you should have a roof repair or replacement in the future. Granted, you can make a rough estimate on a roof’s age depending on the condition of the shingles or flashing, seeing if it has missing, cracked or curled shingles. If it looks fine, then you can ask the previous owners about the frequency of maintenance.
HOW TO FIND OUT THE ROOF’S AGE
You can find out the exact age of residential roofing systems by checking the records of the past roofing jobs. This should include data such as the last time it was repaired, the kind of roofing materials used and when it was installed. You can secure a copy by requesting the data from your local county office.
If for some reason the copy of the receipt was lost, you can ask the previous owners of your home who installed the roof, and you can contact them directly. The roofing company should keep a record of the previous jobs it’s done and can answer any questions regarding the roof for you. You might as well have the roofs inspect the roof since they’re the ones who are most familiar with it.
Here at Balken Roofing, you can count on us for superior workmanship, quality products and outstanding customer service. We are one of the area’s best local roofing contractors. Call us at (828) 662-3027, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Asheville, NC.