Have A Sagging Roof That Looks Sloped? Call Roofing Contractors And Fix These Things Today

15 June 2023
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When a roof starts to gradually sag, it can be difficult to notice as a homeowner. You may not look at your roof or the roofing line often, and if the sinking was slow, you probably won't notice until it's enough to draw your attention. This is a serious concern, and you want to call a roofing contractor right away. The roofing services team will do an evaluation of everything from the structure to the shingles. Here are things to discuss with the roofing company.

Water Damage to the Base

If water has gotten to the base of the roof and is starting to cause damage, like rotting, warping, and weakening of the wood, the wood will start to sag from the weight of the roofing materials. The shingles will need to be removed, the trusses of the roof may need to be replaced, and the roof will need to be completely redone before new shingles can be put back on. You also will want to see how much attic damage occurred, and if there has been water leaking into the exterior walls of the home.

Heavy Snow Falls

Winters with a lot of snow can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. If the roof is aging or was built with flaws, the weight of heavy snow could be causing the roof to sink every winter. This may require more support to be added to the base of the roof.

Foundation Problems

A shift in the foundation of the home can cause a variety of problems. If the house moved up or down because of changes to the soil, foundation, and more, then the roof may be sagging. This can cause a lot of damage to shingles and roofing materials. You will need to have a separate contractor come in to fix the foundation, and then after the concerns with the roof will need to be addressed.

Ask about the ventilation system, to make sure that ice dams or other ventilation problems aren't causing water damage to the roof, resulting in a compromised covering. It's important to get to the bottom of the problem so the repairs are worthwhile, and you're not investing money and time into this problem again in the near future.

Ask about other changes that can help protect the structure of the roof, like foam insulation, improved ventilation, and a metal interlock roofing system. Get quotes for all the upgrades and repairs you need. 

Contact a local roofer to learn more.