Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Sagging Roofs: Answers To The Mystery Behind Them

by Edgar Cruz

Have you noticed that your roof appears to be sagging? This is an unsettling realization for many homeowners, and many people do not realize the damages until they are obvious. This means that significant damages and remedies are usually needed to correct the issue. The following points will help you to understand why this phenomenon occurs.

Foundation Issues

The foundations of homes are the structural support. Problems with foundations can cause building materials to bulge and not be uniform in appearance. Sagging roofs are also an unfortunate consequence. Unstable soil is one issue that can cause foundations to sink or become damaged. 

Weight

Your home can only sustain so much weight. If it has too much junk or clutter in it, it may cause it to exceed what it can literally hold. This can place a strain on roofs especially if you store items in your attic. Sometimes it comes down to improper home design. For example, issues with bracing and rafters not being able to support the weight of building materials can cause sagging roof issues. It is also possible for heavy precipitation such as ice and snow to place too much weight on roofs. 

Materials

You are likely aware that there are different types of building materials and their quality also differs. Subpar roofing materials can result in premature aging of roofs. This can lead to the materials sagging sooner than better quality roofing materials. It is worth your time to consider quality materials if you need a roof replacement. Also, opt for materials that have impressive warranties. 

Water Damage

Roofs can get water damaged when there are drainage issues. A number of issues can cause moisture to not be able to properly drain away from roofs. Damaged and clogged gutters are one potential culprit. It is also possible for ice dams to interfere with drainage if your roof is exposed to extreme winter weather. Sometimes damaged shingles that are not replaced can allow water to infiltrate roofing materials leading to moisture buildup. Some roofs are not properly ventilated which can also lead to moisture settlement. 

Roofing contractors are good resources to use to determine why your roof is sagging. They will also know the best approach to remedying the situation. It is possible that you may have to enlist the help of additional professionals if you have issues such as foundation problems. It would be best to address the root cause of the sagging roof at the same time that you address any roof replacement or repair recommendations. 

Get in touch with a business like Pyramid Roofing Inc for more information.


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Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!

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