Why Does My Roof Sag?

Posted on: June 24, 2015

If you’ve asked yourself the question “ Why does my roof sag? “, there’s no simple explanation.  Only a professional roofer can know for sure.  However, a sagging roof is nearly always a condition caused by sub-par roof construction.  While the Baltimore area has seen it’s fair share of snow accumulation, the weight of snow, on it’s own, is often not reason enough to cause a sagging roof.  Your roof should be built to withstand heavy amounts of snow and driving rain without sagging.

If your roof is sagging, it is generally indicative of a pretty major issue–either poor construction or structural components that have passed their safe, useful life.

Sagging is Structural

Wondering “ why does my roof sag?” can only lead to concerns of a structural nature.  A roof that can’t bear up under snow or ice, or becomes warped after rain and hail, has sustained structural damage, or wasn’t properly built in the first place.  It’s time to call in the professionals at Park Heights Roofing and make the necessary repairs, before your entire home sustains costly damage.

A roof can sag for many reasons, all of them structural.   If you’ve had any recent work done to your roof, or modifications done to your home, you may have undersized rafters, especially if your roof shows signs of sagging in the middle, or along the side.  If your roof sags visibly between the rafters, that’s usually indicative of sheathing that’s too thin, or past it’s prime and showing the effect.

Is Replacement Necessary?

Oftentimes, repairs can be made with little disruption to your day-to-day life, as these structural components are easily accessed through your home’s attic.  However, time is very much of the essence and you’ll need to contact a professional roofing company the minute you wonder “why does my roof sag?”.

This type of job means isn’t a suitable DIY project.  You need professionals.  Turn to the Baltimore area’s top roofing experts, Park Heights Roofing.  Park Heights has been serving Baltimore and surrounding area since 2001.  In that time we’ve honed a reputation for superior products, expert craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service.

Roof Repairs in the Baltimore Metro Area

When your roofline looks like it is sagging or unsound, contact Park Heights Roofing.  We’ll inspect your roof and have your answers in no time at all.  Putting off repairs could possibly cause damage to your home’s walls and even your foundation.  Contact Park Heights Roofing for your sagging roof.