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How To Solve Roof Sagging

Roofing issues can be minor or localized, or they can cause extensive damage. When it comes to roof sagging, make sure to address it immediately.


Why Does Roof Sagging Occur?

You’ll know that you have a sagging roof if you notice the ridge is drooping in the middle, creating a saddle-like shape, or if your roof starts dipping in between the rafters and trusses. The main cause of roof sagging is an old roofing system. However, this issue can also occur if the roof deals with excessive weight – for instance, if too many shingles were added during a reroofing project, causing the structure to weaken over time.

Furthermore, when executed poorly, roof replacement that involves significant modifications to the structure can also lead to roof sagging. For example, a contractor may have installed undersized rafters or inadequate internal bracing to support the structure. In some cases, the decking material may be too thin to support the roof shingles, causing the roof to sag. That said, ensure you’re working with a skilled roofer for any roofing projects.

How to Prevent Roof Sagging

You can prevent roof sagging by fortifying its internal elements, such as the framing. In some cases, however, this may not cut it if the issue is already more serious than what you initially thought. For extensively damaged roofs, it’s best to opt for a roof replacement done by your trusted roofing contractor.

You can make your roofing project an exciting prospect when you work with Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. We offer top-notch workmanship and flexible financing options to fit various needs. Call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.