Roofing problems are either minor like an isolated roof leak or serious like storm damage. But no issue is quite as severe as a sagging roof. So, what can actually cause this issue? More importantly, what can you do about it?
Why Roof Sagging Occurs
You’ll know your roof is already sagging if its ridge droops in the middle, creating a distinctive saddle-like shape, or if the system dips in between the rafters and trusses. There are a couple of things that can make your roof sag, with old age being one of the most common. But the problem may also occur because of unnecessary strain being placed on the roofing system. Layering new shingles over the old ones, for instance, adds extra weight to the roof structure, weakening it over time.
Any design and structural modifications to the existing roof system, when done incorrectly, can also lead to sagging. Perhaps, the rafters are undersized or the internal bracing has proven inadequate. There are cases where the decking material chosen for the roof may be too thin to handle the weight of the shingles, causing the entire system to sag. It’s problems like these that emphasize just how important working with a reliable roofing contractor can be.
What to Do About a Sagging Roof
You can mitigate a sagging roof by bolstering its internal framing, but this doesn’t always work. If the problem is more severe than you initially thought – and if the existing roof shingles are already old anyway – the ideal solution is to get a roof replacement from a trusted contractor like Goodrich Roofing. We are both a GAF Master Elite® and an Owens Corning® Platinum Preferred roofing contractor. It means that you’ll not only gain access to some of the toughest and most enduring asphalt shingle roofing systems available today, but will also get greater peace of mind knowing your project will be completed to quality specifications.
Call Us Today
Goodrich Roofing is your go-to company for high-quality roofing replacement services. Expect only a smooth and worry-free experience when you turn to us for this significant roof upgrade. Call us today at (505) 219-4450, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Albuquerque, NM.