Sagging is never a good sign. When your gutters sag, you need to call your contractor for gutter repair right away. The same is true for when your roof sags. Sagging roofs don’t happen all too often, but when they do, they’re often a serious problem. Sagging means the structure that holds your roof up has been compromised and delaying repairs could mean larger and worse problems in the future or, if neglected completely, cause the whole roof to fail and collapse.
To know how to prevent sagging, it’s important to understand the causes that could cause this problem in the first place. There are several reasons but the most common ones are the ones you have to keep an eye out for. Let our experts at Chase Roofing LLC explain some of the things that could lead to roof sagging troubles.
A humid attic does more harm to your roofing system than on the attic itself. Humidity means moisture and moisture means trouble. When warm humid air comes into contact with the cold underside of a roof, it condenses into liquid water that can settle on the rafters and joists that hold the roofing structure in place. Minimize moisture problems by asking your contractor to install adequate ventilation in your attic and your roof.
The most common reason for sagging is actually aging. Old roofs simply do not have the same strength and durability that they once had. This could lead to the support structures to warp or bend, which would then cause your roof deck to sag. If this is the case, it’s more practical to replace aging roofs completely than to repair the problem.
One of the reasons it’s always best to hire professional roof repair and installation contractors is because they will know how to properly install your roof. They will know how to correctly support the weight of your roof with the right amount of beams and joists to make sure that sagging does not occur.
Prevent roof sagging problems with the help of our experienced roofers at Chase Roofing LLC. Give us a call at (757) 872-0700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance and inspection, or request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Newport News, as well as surrounding VA communities.