Why is my Roof Sagging?

Is your roof sagging?

Taking care of your roof is important since repairs can often become costly as damages worsen. Over time you may notice your roof is sagging in certain places. Discovering a sagging roof is not something you should sit on as the cost of repairs can become extensive. There are many causes for a sagging roof. A common reason is due to added weight from snow, ice, and roofing materials. Sometimes too many shingles are added to the roof, which can result in sagging as well. Sagging can also be a result of improper construction, aging, and damages to the foundation.

Low-quality materials are more prone to water and weather damage, which means sagging is more likely to happen in a shorter amount of time. Typically, a roof will last between fifteen to thirty years, depending on the materials used and the climate. Whatever the cause, it is always best to have a professional roofer inspect your roof for damages and the cause of sagging.

Ideally, you want to remove the sheathing and install larger rafters if the roof needs to be replaced. This will help with sagging in the future. Because fixing a sagging roof may involve repairing or placing the framing, sheathing, roofing, and interior finishes, it is important you consult an experienced and licensed roofer for any repairs and replacement.

If you notice sagging in your roof, don’t wait for the damage to escalate. Call Garcia Roofing for an inspection today so we can help repair or replace your roof.