When you spot a sagging area in your roof, it does not necessarily mean that you need to replace it. Depending on the case and how significant the damage is, repairs may be enough to fix this issue. If you think your roof has this problem, it’s best to contact experienced professionals to determine the best way to deal with it.
Why Does Roof Sagging Occur?
Excessive Weight on the Roof
Roofs can start to sag due to excessive load on their structure. It can occur due when there’s a buildup of ice and snow. This problem is also common in roofing systems with too many layers of shingles. Structural issues in the roof may develop as well due to poor design or construction, aging and problems with your home’s foundation.
Poor Gutter System Design
An inefficient gutter system can cause water to back up onto your roof, leading to moisture-related issues. When water accumulates on the roof, it will not take long before it penetrates the shingles. Excessive moisture can compromise the wooden components and structure of your roof, causing it to sag. To ensure you have the ideal gutters for your home, work with a reliable exterior renovation company like Mpact Roofing.
Insufficient Attic Ventilation
Poor ventilation can cause moisture and heat to accumulate in your attic. When this happens, it will be easier for water to seep into the surface of the roof. Excessive moisture and heat can also contribute to the early deterioration of shingles.
What Can You Do About This Issue?
Usually, professionals can bolster and beef up rafter-style roof frames from the inside. However, if the material needs replacing, the best route may be to remove the existing sheathing and get larger rafters while the frame is exposed. While the same solution may apply to truss-framed roofs, you may need to contact an experienced home builder or structural engineer. Attempting to fix structural issues on your own may only do more harm than good to you and your home.
Choose a reliable company for your roof replacement and repair needs. At Mpact Roofing, you can count on us for quality, attractive, durable and long-lasting roofing systems. Call us at (512) 535-2053, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.