Published on February 27, 2023 by Jason Reisman

How to Determine Age of Roof: Homeowner’s Guide

Is your roof reaching the end of its lifespan? Call Eustis Roofing at 352-343-4240 for a free quote on your roof replacement. 

Your roof has a limited lifespan, as do the other materials that protect your home from the elements. If you don’t know how long ago the installation took place, you may replace your roof prematurely or wait too long, resulting in expensive interior damage. In this brief guide, our team at Eustis Roofing shares how to determine the age of a roof.

Our family-owned and -operated roofing company provides Central Florida homeowners with roof repairs, inspections, replacements, and other services. With more than six decades of experience, we can help you figure out the age of your roof.


Four Tips for Determining the Age of Your Roof

1. Contact the Home’s Previous Owners

If you recently purchased your home, ask your real estate agent to get in touch with the previous owners or contact them yourself if this seems suitable. Even if they didn’t replace the roof while in possession of the property, they can give you an idea of its age based on how long they owned the home. 

2. Contact the Roofers Who Installed It

The roofing company that installed the roof should have records, including completion dates and any material or labor warranties. For example, the roofing material manufacturer may offer a transferable roof warranty that the original purchaser can transfer to the new homeowner.


3. Track Down the Building Permit

Government records provide an excellent resource for homeowners wondering how to determine the age of a roof. Florida and many other states require permits for roof installations and replacements, which include installation dates. You can request a copy of the building permit through your county government. 

4. Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection

If you cannot determine the age of your roof through the previous owners, roofing company, or building permit, a professional roofer can provide an estimate based on the damage present. During the roof inspection process, a roofing contractor will examine it for signs of wear and tear, such as:

  • Cracked or broken shingles, shakes, tiles, or panels
  • Lifted or curling shingles, shakes, or panels
  • Missing shingles, shakes, tiles, or panels
  • Rusted flashing
  • Mold, moss, and algae growth

Rooftops in Montverde and other places in Florida may suffer more damage in a shorter period of time in hurricanes and severe storms, but an experienced local roofer understands the signs to look for to estimate a roof’s age.


Let Eustis Roofing Help You Determine Your Roof’s Age

If you need help learning how to determine the age of a roof or have other questions like, “How long do roofs last?” our professional roofers can help.

At Eustis Roofing, we provide top-quality roofing services to homeowners in Tavares, Leesburg, The Villages, and nearby areas in Central Florida. We can help you determine the age of your roof and provide the necessary repairs or replacements to keep your home protected. Call 352-343-4240 to speak with a Eustis Roofing team member about your roofing needs. 

Jason Reisman

About The Author: Jason Reisman

Jason Reisman, ERC’s General Manager is a problem solver! Jason is hands-on with finding solutions to difficult problems as well as constantly researching, exploring new concepts, discovering new inventive ways and is passionate about being the most experienced, most knowledgeable and most dependable in the roofing trade. He’s hands-on with training and instruction ensuring every job have the up to date and state of the art equipment to perform with precision to be in and out without delays. Jason loves competing with his Dad on the golf course!