NRCA CEO Reid Ribble was interviewed this week on Real Estate Today Radio which is presented by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Real Estate Today Radio airs on radio stations, satellites and podcasts throughout the U.S.
Ribble spoke to host Stephen Gasque about proper roof system inspection and replacement as part of the program’s series “Think Like a Home Inspector.”  He advised homeowners to look for signs for when a roof system is in need of replacement, stating numerous cracked or curling shingles or shingles that have ridges in them are indicators a roof is nearing the end of its service life. He also added that if a roof system is older than 20-years old, it should be replaced.
In addition, when replacing a roof system, Ribble recommended homeowners tear the entire roof off down to the deck rather than put a new roof over an old one. He explained a roof’s attachment to the deck is critical to its performance. Having a professional roofing contractor remove the old layer of shingles and do a solid inspection on the deck should always be done before installing a new roof system.
When in search of a roofing contractor, Ribble recommended consumers get referrals from friends and family. In addition, homeowners are encouraged to make sure the roofing contractor is an NRCA member.
To find a professional roofing contractor, visit NRCA’s consumer website at
Ribble’s interview can be listened to in its entirety by clicking below.

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