What Causes a Roof to Sag and How Can It Be Fixed?

Oct 10, 2019

A sagging roof isn’t just an eyesore; it’s a hazard that requires prompt attention from an experienced roofer. At Master's Home Solutions, we have many years of experience dealing with all sorts of roofing issues, including sagging roofs. Today, we explain the things that can cause roofs to sag and how to address the problem.


What Causes a Roof to Sag and How Can It Be Fixed?

Why Do Roofs Sag?

A roof sags when there is not enough structural support for its load. The load that a roof needs to bear can include snow and ice, the sheathing, the roofing materials themselves and even the wind. Structural issues that can cause this problem include environmental factors, failure of other supporting systems (the walls and home’s foundation), damage to the roof’s structural elements and improper roof design or construction.

A sagging roof can come manifest in a few different ways. A ridge that droops in the middle is usually caused by missing or inadequate internal bracing or undersized rafters. A roof that sags in between trusses or rafters is usually caused by sheathing that’s too thin for the span. As an experienced roofing contractor, we strongly recommend contacting us if you suspect that your roof is sagging. We can pinpoint what’s causing the issue and provide the right solution.

How We Can Help

A sagging roof is a serious structural issue that requires professional attention. We will need to thoroughly inspect your roof and its structure to determine the best solution. For example, we might recommend replacing the entire roof and improving your roof’s framing. If the problem is localized, then we might be able to perform repairs. We will evaluate several important factors before making our decision.

We are the roofing company you can trust for all of your roofing needs. We will combine our in-depth knowledge and skills with premium materials to provide the best results possible. In addition to roofing, we can also help you with your gutters, siding, windows and more. Call us at (610) 264-3333 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate.

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