Sagging can sometimes occur on your roof, and it can have many causes. It’s important to address this issue ASAP.
Weight and Load
If there is too much weight on your roof, it will eventually start sagging. Common loads like snow, ice and roofing materials all contribute to the weight. With this weight becoming unbearable for your roof every passing day, it will give in and start sagging.
Sometimes, the reason behind a sagging roof is in its very structure. The following problems are also reasons why your roof can sag:
- Improper design or construction
- Environmental factors
- Damage to roof’s structural elements
- Failures of other supporting systems
The walls and house foundation can also contribute to the sagging. If the actual foundation of the home is lacking or weak in structure, it will create an even weaker roof. Roof replacement may be at this point.
What You Can Do
It may be tempting to see if you can fix your roof on your own using the information easily accessible through the internet. However, doing it yourself may do more harm than good. Since your roof is already sagging, it is hard to determine whether it can still handle any more weight. There might also be spots wherein the roof is slippery. To avoid accidents, it’s best to set an appointment with your local roofer to find the source of the problem as well as address it. It is also best to do it the latest moment that you can so you do not risk yourself and your family from roof cave-ins.
Starting to notice that your roof is sagging? Hire a professional roofer like Christian Brothers Roofing to set things right. Keep your family safe with expert services from us. Call us now at (270) 715-1999, or submit an online contact form to schedule an appointment.