Without proper maintenance, your roofing system might face serious damage that can impact its structural integrity. One common issue that you need to watch out for is a sagging roof. To help you learn more about it, Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LLC discusses the common causes of this problem along with our recommended solutions.
What Causes Your Roof to Sag?
One of the main causes of a sagging roof is insufficient structural support. Every roof is designed to support a certain maximum weight. Excess weight on your roof can compromise its overall integrity. For instance, too many layers of shingles may put too much pressure on your roof.
Moisture damage can also cause your roof to sag over time. It typically occurs because of a poorly designed gutter system, inadequate attic ventilation, or defective shingles and flashing. If you fail to prevent water from accumulating in your roof, it can weaken the underlying structure and eventually result in leaks.
What Can You Do About a Sagging Roof?
Fortunately, there are many ways to remedy a sagging residential roofing system. In any case, getting in touch with a professional roofer is imperative. If your roof is sagging because of too much weight, your roofer may install new rafters or replace the sheathing.
For a sagging roof caused by long-term moisture exposure, your roofer will deal with the moisture damage first. Depending on the problem, they may repair your gutters or improve the attic ventilation. To correct the sagging itself, they will install angled braces to shore up the rafters. They may also provide more support to the walls by installing chains attached to the wall plates and linked in the middle.
For your residential or commercial roofing needs, turn to Earl W. Johnston Roofing. Our experienced team of roofers are more than glad to help you improve your roof and ensure its longevity and performance. Call us today at (954) 989-7794 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve Florida homeowners, including those living in Hollywood and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.