3 Main Causes of Roof Sagging

When was the last time you inspected your roof? If the framing is installed correctly, the lines of your roof should be in defined, straight angles. However, as the roofing system continues to endure the elements all year long, it’s not uncommon for it to sag or show signs of distress. If this happens, you’ll need to contact a local roof replacement company to prevent further costly roof damage.

Excess Weight From Snow and Shingles

One of the main culprits of sagging rooflines is the excess load and pressure from snow and ice. Roofs are structurally designed to carry specific maximum weight points. Extended exposure from any element that exceeds the assigned measurement can potentially cause the roof to sag. This is why it’s important to clean up your roof surface after a heavy snowstorm. A sturdy roof rake can help you clear lighter snowfall, although you should still be careful since incorrect snow removal may lead to worse water damage.

If your roof is sagging due to layers of poorly installed shingles, the shingles should be removed to make way for a new set of material. Steel roofs are popular options because they’re lightweight and weather-resistant.

Water Damage to Existing Structure

If not well-maintained, your roof can quickly suffer damage from heavy rainfalls or melted snow. Your roof covering, whether clay tiles or asphalt shingles, should be in tip-top shape so water can properly glide toward the gutters and drainage system. If you have poorly constructed gutters, the water will most likely seep through the gaps in the roofing system where it doesn’t belong. This can lead to persistent moisture-related issues such as the growth of mold and mildew and premature deterioration of the roof surface. A weakened structure will easily sag and possibly collapse.

Inadequate Roof Joints and Rafters

The weight of your roof is supported by roof joints, rafters, and the walls of your home. If these components are not properly constructed or installed, they can cause your roof to sag over time. It’s important to find experienced roofing companies and have them take care of residential roofs and properties.

If you’re planning to repair or replace your roof, turn to Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc. We can make outstanding improvements to your home. Give our team a call at (320) 204-2303 or (651) 300-0688, or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation or request a free estimate. Our service areas include in and around Sartell, MN.

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