A noticeably low spot on an otherwise flat roof surface can be a cause for concern for many homeowners. It doesn’t always mean a collapse is imminent, but roof sagging is something you shouldn’t ignore. One might think that the issue is roof-related, but is that always the case? Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, your trusted roof and gutter replacement contractor, answers this question.
A Sagging Roof Does Spell Roof Damage
A residential roofing system is under an immense amount of pressure, so for it to stay stable and intact, it must be able to resist different loads that are pushing both upward and downward on it. Roofing loads range from live loads, which are brought about by wind, rain, snow, and other weather elements, to dead loads, which comes from the decking, underlayment, and the outer roof covering.
Sagging can be caused by several factors. These include:
- Defective or low-quality roofing materials and components
- Improper roof design or structural stability due to poor workmanship
- Extensive wear and tear as a result of the roof reaching the end of its life span
- Additional roofing layers installed on top of the original roof covering
A thorough inspection conducted by a trusted roofing contractor may uncover one or a combination of these factors. Regardless of the cause, a sagging roof is an indication of a major damage to the system, requiring immediate replacement.
The Presence of Foundation Issues
To answer the question above, sagging isn’t always roof-related, as foundation issues can also play a significant role in its occurrence. The ground on which the residential property stands may be settling and heaving, causing the foundations to move, albeit unevenly. Sagging may appear on your roof as a result of this. You may notice your floors becoming uneven, starting to sink, or curving upwards. It would make sense to get in touch with your local foundation expert to determine if your home’s foundation is the cause of roof sagging.
Roof problems? Don’t delay. At Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, we have an in-house team of trained roofing technicians who offer precise workmanship skills to ensure your roof is restored to its original condition. Count on us to install new gutters and fabricate sheet metal for your needs. Call us now at (785) 628-3614, or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve clients in and around Hays and Colby, KS.