Why is my Roof Sagging?

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If you have noticed that your roof is sagging, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. A sagging roof can cause serious damage to the structure of your home and could even lead to a roof collapse if left unchecked. But what causes a roof to sag in the first place? The roofing experts at Landmark Exteriors break it down:

Weight on the Roof

One of the most common causes of a sagging roof is too much weight on the roof itself. This can be due to excess snowfall or ice buildup or simply because the home’s design is not suited for the amount of weight being placed on it. If this is the case, an experienced roofer can reinforce your roof to withstand additional weight. In extreme circumstances, a replacement and other structural work may be needed.

Age and Wear & Tear

As roofs age, they also become more susceptible to sagging due to wear and tear. Nails may come loose over time, leaving gaps in the structure that cause weak spots and support issues. Additionally, shingles may become brittle or cracked due to extreme weather conditions or other factors like poor ventilation in your attic space. Any signs of aging should be addressed right away by an experienced professional so that further damage can be avoided. 

Structural Damage

Lastly, structural damage can also cause your roof to sag, such as water damage from leaks or improper installation techniques used when building the home. In either case, it’s best to have a professional inspect your home for any potential underlying issues before attempting any repairs yourself.

Contact Landmark Exteriors for roofing inspections, repairs, and replacements!

The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing system looks great and functions properly for years to come. Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more.

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