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Your roofing system plays a major role in keeping your home dry and damage-free. However, constant exposure to the elements can cause wear and tear, leading to issues that can compromise its overall performance. As you consult your local roof repair company for a solution, they’ll most likely ask you the age of your system–and it’s essential that you have an answer. Read on a leading roof expert in the area, Bone Dry Roofing, shares why. 

 

 Age of Your Roof

The Roof’s Age Helps Determine the Most Appropriate Solution

Knowing the age of your roofing system is critical in determine what type of care your roof needs. If your roof is still relatively new, for example, it may only need some minor repairs. But if your system is already nearing the end of its projected lifespan, a replacement might be the more cost-effective solution. 

How long is your roof expected to last? This depends to a large extent on the material. For example, an architectural shingle roof has a life expectancy of about 25-30 years. If installed and maintained properly by a reliable roofing contractor like Bone Dry Roofing, it’s possible for the system to hit close to that 30-year mark. In most cases, a roof should be replaced when it is about 80-85% through its projected service life. For architectural shingle roofing, that will be around the 27th year.

How to Determine Your Roof’s Age

Here is how to find out how old your roof is, if you don’t already know:

  • Check your records. If you’ve had it replaced before, you should have a receipt or invoice that includes the date of the roof installation.

  • Perform a visual inspection. Shingles that are already curled, buckling, cracked, or “bald” can mean that your roof is due for replacement.

  • Schedule a professional roof inspection. If you don’t have access to roofing records, the simplest and most accurate way to know your roof’s age is to schedule a professional inspection. Of course, you’ll need to make sure the expert you’ve hired for the roof checkup is proven experienced and reliable.

Request a Roofing Quote

Once you’ve determined the age of your roof–and whether it needs to be replaced–you should turn to a premier roof replacement company like Bone Dry Roofing for the next step. We offer a wide selection of high-quality replacement roofing systems from one of North America’s top roofing manufacturers, Owens Corning. With our top-of-the-line options and expert workmanship, we’ll make sure your home remains safe and free from extensive weather damage. Call us today at 877-266-3379 or fill out this contact form to request a roofing quote. 

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