According to roof repair professionals, a roofing system can face numerous problems as it protects your home or building. One of the most common issues that your roof can face is sagging. However, some people find themselves baffled as to what could be causing their roofs to sag.
Here are the common causes of roof sagging and what you can do about it.
The Usual Causes of Roof Sagging
Roof sagging can be the result of many roofing issues. For instance, one common cause of roof sagging is excess weight. This is because most roofing systems are designed to only handle a certain amount of weight and if your roof has too much weight, either due to snow or ice build up or excess shingle layers, you can expect it to begin sagging soon.
Alternatively, age can also be a contributing factor for the roof sagging. To determine if this is the case, try to recall how old your system is. If your roof is more than 20 years old, then call a roofing contractor to replace the system immediately as the sagging roof is an indicator that it’s at the end of its lifespan.
What You Can Do About Roof Sagging
If your roof is already sagging, there’s not much you can do anymore apart from calling an expert roofer to replace your roof. However, if you want to prevent your new roof from sagging, then you can apply a few preventive measures throughout your roof. For example, you can have your roofer bolster the frame of the roofing system to improve its structural integrity and make roof sagging less likely.
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