NRCA’s Reid Ribble Interviewed on Real Estate Today Radio, Provides Advice for Roof System Inspection, Replacement

WarrantyNRCA 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.

2 thoughts on “NRCA’s Reid Ribble Interviewed on Real Estate Today Radio, Provides Advice for Roof System Inspection, Replacement

  1. Being a roofer myself, I can completely understand and appreciate what Reid said, this is something I keep on telling home owners to regularly inspect your homes and it is not tough at all. You just have to look for the tell tale signs, go to the attic first, look for the holes through which sunlight is coming, that is the first sign of damage and then a trip on the top to look for the broken shingles always lets you identify a problem while it is small and could be easily repaired.


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