A drooping roof can make your home look unsightly. It’s definitely time to contact residential roofing professionals if your roof is starting to sag.
Find out what causes roof sagging and what you should do about it.
What Causes a Roof to Sag
Excessive weight to the existing structure can cause roofs to sag. This includes snow, ice, wind as well as sheathing and roofing materials. Putting too many layers of shingles on your roof can also result in sagging. Structural issues can be a result of improper design or construction, aging and failure of walls and house foundation.
Undersized rafters or missing internal bracing can make the ridge sag in the middle and cause droop along the entire plane of a roof. The sheathing may be too thin for the span if the roof droops in between rafters or trusses.
Solutions for Sagging Roofs
It’s best to remove the entire sheathing and installer bigger rafters if the roof needs replacement anyway. Let a home builder take care of widespread sagging due to framing issues. Your local experts can properly assess your sagging roof and recommend the best solutions.
Roofing jobs require proper training and experience. You’re putting yourself at risk of injury and your roof of more damage by doing the job on your own. Fixing a sagging roof may involve the framing, sheathing, roofing and even interior finishes. Only hire a trusted and experienced contractor for roof repairs or replacement.
At Howard Roofing & Home Improvements, we offer a wide selection of residential and commercial roofing types. Our experienced design consultants will help you choose the right roofing for your home. We have been improving homes for more than 45 years. Contact us at (636) 333-1690 or complete our online form to request a free quote. We work with homeowners in St. Charles, MO.