How Old is My Roof? How Do I Find Out

Posted on May 5th, 2022 by Applied Roofing Services

There is one question on every new property owner’s mind, “How do I know how old my roof is?”. Knowing the solution to this problem is crucial for planning impending repair or roof replacement work. Certain signs can give away an aging roof but provide you with plenty of time to plan ahead.


How to Know How Old Is My Roof?

  • Talk to the previous owner

Consulting with the previous owner might give you an insight about the age of your roof. Talk to them about any recent repair work and the kind of care the roof required in the past so that you can take care of it accordingly.

  • Check the building permit

The date the building permit was issued can give you an idea about when the roof was completed.

  • Predict the age by assessing the damage

The visible damage on the roof can help you predict the age. Different kinds of material used on the roof showcase the damage caused by weather and time. Assessing the roof can tell a lot about the roof’s age.

  • Get a receipt from the roofing company

You can track down the roof’s age by finding the roofer who had installed the roof. The receipt will reveal the roofing age and help you plan repairs.
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Signs of an Aging Roof

Roofs are prone to deteriorate due to normal wear and tear, and extreme weather conditions. Wild winds, hailstorms, and rains are all factors that can damage the roof. Here are some signs that can indicate when it is time to replace the roof.

  • Signs of leakage
  • Rusted flashing
  • Moss or algae on the roof
  • Rusted nails

Also Read: Roof Replacement Vs. Re-Roofing: How to Know What Is Best for Your Roof

Consult a Professional Roof Inspector to Estimate the Age

A professional roof inspector can tell the roof’s age by examining the roof condition. Having expertise in estimating the damage, they look for wind damage, hail damage, and tile damage. The roof inspector can also help you with the insurance policy to check if roof repair expenses can be reimbursed or not.

There are a variety of ways to inspect the roof to see if it is in good condition or not. By identifying the signs and age of the roof, you can easily prevent any further damage and plan the repairs timely. Roofing experts can prove a great help in this entire process which is why consulting a roofing expert is a smart choice that saves you future trouble.

If you are looking for a commercial roof replacement in California, contact Applied Roofing Services today for the best roofing solutions. Call us today at 714-632-8418 to book a consultation or get a free quote.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.

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