3 Reasons Your Roof Is Sagging

If there’s anything in your home that you want upright, that would be your roof. It’s not hard to imagine then that a sagging roof would be a cause for concern. Fortunately, roof repair or replacement is not difficult. However, you do need to figure out first why the problem is occurring in the first place.

Common reasons for sagging roofs include:

1. Old Age – The older a roof is, the likelier it is to sag because its structural components have worn out, no thanks to the passing of time. Just how old you can expect a roof to last, however, will depend on the roofing material you have. For example, asphalt shingles can be expected to have a service life of 15 to 20 years, while metal roofing can log 50 years or more. Additionally, note that a roofing system is made up of different parts, not just the visible roofing.

2. Insufficient Roof Support – If your roof is sagging and it’s still relatively new, you might have a problem with the structural supports holding up your roofing system. This issue usually presents itself when a roof’s too heavy, which typically happens when you have too many layers of roofing materials in place. This is why it’s ideal to tear off an old roof during roof replacement instead of simply roofing over.

3. Poor Craftsmanship – If your roof is not old and you’re sure it’s not too heavy either, you may be looking at poor craftsmanship as a possible reason for your roof sagging. This is why it’s important to work only with an expert, especially one specializing in your roofing material of choice. Working with a pro keeps premature issues at bay, ensuring you make the most of your roofing investment.

As expert roofers, JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches takes pride in offering only the best roofing products and services. We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction and it shows in every job we do. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at [phone_number] or fill out our contact form. Schedule a free estimate today!