It’s important to hire an experienced residential and commercial roofing contractor because improper installation can cause your roof to sag. A sagging roof can come in various forms, caused by different factors.
Here’s what you should know about roof sagging.
What Causes Roof Sagging?
Excessive loads or weight can weaken the structure of your roof. Common things that add stress to the roof include snow, ice, wind and the sheathing and roofing materials. Too many layers of shingles can also cause roof sagging.
Faulty residential and commercial roof installation can result in structural problems. The roof structure can also suffer due to environmental factors, aging and failure of supporting systems such as the walls and foundation.
Undersized rafters or insufficient internal bracing can cause a ride to droop in the middle. They can also cause the whole side or plane of a roof to sag. Roofs that dip in between rafters or trusses are usually a result of sheathing that’s too thin for the span. Fix this problem by replacing the old sheathing with a new material when the roof is replaced.
How to Deal With a Sagging Roof
The solution for sagging roofs depends on what caused it. Usually, the framing can be reinforced internally. However, if your roof needs replacement, it’s best to replace the old sheathing and install bigger rafters. Sheathing problems in truss-frame roofs can be resolved the same way, but frame-related issues should be handled by professionals.
Roofing jobs are best left to experts. Doing the work yourself can only cause more harm than good to you and your roof. For your roofing needs, turn to Carney Roofing Company. We are a commercial roofing company that has been providing excellent services since 1962. Call us at (936) 307-0900 or fill out our online form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Lincoln, NE and areas around Nebraska.