how do you find out the age of a roof?

Asked by rickflora, Appleton, WI Wed Oct 30, 2013

1724 S. Weimar St Appleton, Wi. 54915

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Paul Spoerl, Agent, Appleton, WI
Wed Oct 30, 2013
The property has an accepted offer on it. If you are the buyer you should communicate with your agent and they can inquire about the roofs age. A home inspector can give an estimate of age and condition.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Oct 30, 2013
Ask your licensed home inspector the question, ask the sellers...
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Caleb Hart, Renter, Orem, UT
Tue Dec 30, 2014
I've always heard that you can get home inspectors to take a look at it. They seem to know a lot about materials and how they look after so many years. I can't imagine there are many homes out there that have roofs that are younger than the house itself. I would start making some phone calls.
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Duane Murphy, Agent, Appleton, WI
Fri Nov 8, 2013
Appleton does not require permits at this time for roofing. Some areas do. A home inspector can usually estimate the age fairly close. Also some information can be learned from old spec sheets if the home was listed in the past.
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Celine F, , Louisiana
Wed Oct 30, 2013
The seller should provide the info if there is a disclosure required. Roofs are usually good for half of their life time -30 yr roofs good for 15 yrs or so. If there has been any hailing in the past, the roof is likely needed to be replaced. Check with a roofer to see their opinions. However, if the roof is slate, tile, metal, or wood material, they last longer than shingles.
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that is so wrong . all different reason make a roof fail ive seen 20 year roof 25 years old and looking decent. don't give information if you have no idea what your saying
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Nan Brennan, Agent, Appleton, WI
Wed Oct 30, 2013
your real estate agent should be able to get that information for you
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Marge Bennett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Wed Oct 30, 2013
At least in Florida, a roof replacement requires a permit. So your city IRA county should have a record
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Belal Mohd, Agent, Rego Park, NY
Wed Oct 30, 2013
If the roof was never replaced, you can get the year of construction from the public record. If the roof was replaced, ask the owner for records.
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