The Importance of Knowing the Age of Your Roof


Your roof serves as your home’s primary defense against the elements. Throughout its lifespan, however, it may encounter issues that require immediate attention. As you discuss leaks and other signs of deterioration with your chosen roofing contractor, they may ask you about the age of your roof. Read on to find out why it pays to know this crucial piece of information.

Age of Your Roof

Determining the Best Roofing Solution

By knowing your roof’s age, your contractor will have a better understanding of what needs to be done to fix any leaks. Their suggested solution for a leak in your asphalt shingle roof will depend on whether or not it’s relatively new. Remember that this kind of roofing system has an average lifespan of about 20 years, provided that it was installed properly and undergoes regular maintenance. If it’s less than a decade old, you can expect the problem to be fixed through swift repairs.

However, if your asphalt shingle roof is nearing the 20-year mark, your contractor won’t suggest the same solution indicated above. It’s deemed impractical given the tremendous amount of wear and tear the system has endured over the years. A roof replacement is a more sensible solution in this case. In addition to being a better, longer-lasting solution, it will also ensure that your home remains dry and damage-free regardless of the season.

Determining Your Roof’s Age

There are two ways to determine the age of your roof. One involves going through past records. If you had your roof replaced years ago, check the invoice. Information such as the date of installation is indicated on this piece of documentation.

Performing a visual inspection is another way of determining your roof’s age. This option should be used only if you don’t remember the exact number of years since it was installed and have no record of it. A residential roofing system that’s nearing the end of its life will show signs of extensive shingle damage in the form of buckling, curling and cracking. Bald spots may also appear on a significant portion of the roof’s surface—an indication of granule loss.

For a more thorough description of your roof’s overall condition, turn to the experts at Bone Dry Roofing – West. Call (970) 364-7996 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.




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Working with Bone Dry Roofing was best decision I made to deal with a leak in my roof. They took their time to correctly determine where the leak was coming from and the best way to fix it! And, they did! Everyone I worked with from their staff was awesome! I will definitely use them again!!
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Initially called this company for a quote because I saw their truck in Denver and the driver used their blinker. Compared to 2 other roofing companies their quote was in the middle and was later adjusted for less materials being used than expected. After signing the contract they were ready to start the next week on a garage roof and home roof repair (weather permitting). The team was respectful of our home & our neighbor’s. Throughout the entire process the communication was great. Highly recommend!
We are so happy with the service we received from Bone Dry Roofing! Nick came out quickly and did an inspection and a quick estimate for us! The repairs were done quickly! Fernando did an amazing job! He was very friendly. We have a very pitched roof and so I was very impressed with his bravery. ( would not catch me up there ever)<br /> <br /> Very happy customer and highly recommend!
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