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Is Your Asphalt Roof Old or New? How to Tell

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Asphalt shingle roofs last about 20 years. If you haven’t owned your home for very long, you might have a hard time telling how old your roof is. If you know if your roof is old or new, the knowledge can help you decide whether you should be saving money for a new roof. If you’re not sure about the age of your roof, you can learn about a few signs that can indicate the age.

Do you want to make an educated guess about when your roof will need replacement? Examine the outside of the roof, check for building permits, and have your roof checked out by a professional. Follow these tips for more information.

1. Look for Signs of Aging

If properly installed, most roofs will last for many years without exhibiting signs of aging. By the time a roof starts to show signs of age, it is probably already many years old. If your roof is showing wear and tear, this is a good sign you will need to be saving money for a roof replacement in the coming years. Look for the following signs.

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