You may not think much about your roof until there is a problem, but it serves an important function for your home. The roof protects the inside of the house from rain and snow, while also protecting you from extreme temperatures outside. A sagging roof can be a sign that something is wrong with the structure of your home. It can also lead to water damage and other expensive problems. If you notice any signs of sag in your roof, don’t wait – call a professional to fix it right away!
What Causes a Roof to Sag?
A roof can start to sag from a variety of factors.
- The first common reason for a sagging roof is age. It can be difficult to predict how long a roof will last, but as it ages, the roof’s underlayment will tend to droop as well as the shingles on top.
- Another cause of a sagging roof is poor installation or design. If you have an improperly sloped or slanted roof that isn’t properly framed and weighted, then the weight distribution changes and causes your roof to sag.
- The third cause of a sagging roof is a lack of maintenance. This occurs when you don’t clean off your gutters and downspouts, stop water from collecting on your soffit boards or extend your eaves, or if you don’t replace your roofing tiles after a storm.
Heavy snow can also be an issue for roofs. Snow weighs down the roof, which can cause it to sag. If water leaks into your attic because of a sagging roof, then this could lead to expensive and dangerous problems such as mold, mildew, and rotting.
Can a Sagging Roof Be Fixed?
The good news is that sagging roofs are often repairable and reversible when caught early on before they make the damage worse or cause leaks in your home. The most common solution for repairing a saggy roof is to replace the damaged materials and add support through an exterior beam placed under the load-bearing wall of your house. This can be done by adding posts at either end of the beams with metal brackets set into place across them; then attaching plywood triangles onto each post with bolts using washers to hold it all in place until new shingles (and possibly additional framing) can be added later down the road.
If you see signs of water leakage during heavy rainstorms where water pools on your roof, then this can be a sign that you have shingles missing or loose. This is the first step towards having bigger problems if it’s not repaired quickly. Roofs are designed to protect us from harsh weather conditions and ensure our safety within our home, so make sure yours continues to do its job by keeping an eye out for any signs of damage!
Let Us Repair Your Sagging Roof
If you notice any sagging in your roof, call WNY Company right away – we can come to check it out and provide recommendations on how to fix it. We can also provide you with a free estimate on any roof replacement or repair. We offer services such as repairing, replacing and installing roofs as well as offering gutter installation services. Call us today at (716) 776-7663 for more information!