Roof sagging is one of the common problems of a roofing system. Unfortunately, it’s also one that has to be remedied as soon as possible, lest you be forced to pay for a roof replacement. Some homeowners may be confused as to what could possibly cause their roofing systems to sag, especially if it’s a new system. Thankfully, it is possible to narrow down the possible causes.
If you know that your roofing system has some years behind it, then it’s likely that your roof’s age is the reason for the sagging. This means that the roofing system itself has thoroughly deteriorated through the years and is now in dire need of a replacement. With that in mind, call a professional to determine if this is the case, and replace the roof as soon as possible if they decide that it’s the best course of action.
Roofing materials like shingles are another possible cause of roof sagging. This is because too much weight can cause the entire structure to weaken and start sagging, especially if there’s too many layers of shingles on your roof. If this is the case, call a roof repair professional to rectify the issue immediately before it causes further problems
On the other hand, the design flaws of your roofing system is another possible reason as to why your roof is sagging. This can happen in one of two ways: either through the initial construction of the house or roofing modifications. If a roofing inspector manages to find that this is the case, the design of the roofing system will have to be fixed to prevent it from sagging.
How to Fix or Prevent Roof Sagging
There are numerous remedies for a sagging roof depending on the kind of problem as well as its severity. One of the ways you can remedy roof sagging is by bolstering the roof’s framing. However, if the roofing material itself needs to be replaced anyway, consider having your roofer tear off the old sheathing and install large rafters while the frame is still exposed. If you want to prevent roof sagging in the first place, make sure to have your roofing system inspected every now and then to stamp out any issues before they become major issues that can lead to roof sagging.
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