Have A Sinking, Sagging Roof? What To Know Now To Get The Repairs You Need

Posted on: 7 October 2022


As a homeowner, it isn't common for you to stare at your roof, but if you've suddenly noticed that there is an area that is sagging, you want to get in contact with a roofing professional right away. This could not only indicate that there are problems with the roof, but also the structure and safety of your home. 

A roofing company should come over quickly to do an inspection. The professionals will educate you on why the roof is sagging, what the damage is, and what needs to be done for the repairs. Be ready to consider the following.

Causes of the Sagging

The roof can be sagging for several reasons, the most common reasons are:

  • Old, rotted, and warped tresses
  • Damage from the weight of snow, water, or ice on the roof
  • Foundation problems

After the inspection, the roofing expert will be able to tell you how badly the structure of the roof is damaged, what the likely cause was, and what will need to be done for the roof to be fixed.

Restoration or Replacement

There are a lot of different factors that will go into your decision to repair the damaged areas or to replace the roof. These factors are:

  • The age of the roof
  • The current condition of the entire roof, not just the sagging areas
  • The condition of the shingles 
  • The budget for the roofing repairs

If the roof is at high risk of needing more work because of its current condition and needs to be replaced to improve the safety and structure of the home, you will want to budget for the cost of a new roof. This cost will vary based on the size of your home, where you live, and on the company providing you with a quote.

Additional Roofing Improvements Needed

While you are having repair work done to your roof, ask about getting new gutters, gutter screens, and insulation below the base of the roof. These will also help to protect the roof. New ventilation added in may also be a need.

Don't ignore a sagging roof; you don't know what type of damage you have and how long the damage has been there. Call a few roofing companies in your area to come to your home and assess the problems. From there you can look at the quotes, explanations for the sagging, and what the best options are to repair the area quickly.

Contact a local roofing service to learn more.