Your roof is a vital part of your home, but like anything, it will wear down over time. It can start deteriorating due to weathering or neglectful maintenance plans, leading to more severe problems like weakened roofing structures. Severely damaged roofing systems may eventually collapse. But a roof doesn’t simply collapse overnight; there are usually quite a few signs of the impending collapse.
These are some of the most important signs that you need to be on the lookout for:
A Sagging Roof
A sagging roof shows that your roofing and home support structures have been significantly weakened and can no longer provide you with the support and protection that a functional roofing system can. This sagging structure can be worsened by heavy snow loads, water damage, or too many overlayed shingles.
Cracks In The Walls and Ceiling
Cracks in the walls are a serious indicator that your walls are under significant strain. If the problem is not tended to immediately, your roofing issues will affect your entire home, which can be a pretty expensive repair project. Cracks in the ceiling are usually the first sign that your roof is in trouble and that the inside of your home will be affected as well.
Warped Door and Window Frames
A sagging roof will likely cause your door and window frames to narrow, making it increasingly difficult to open and close. This may be one of the earliest signs that your roof is sagging. Prolonged sagging and strain on your door and window will lead to these structures buckling and eventually collapsing.
Audible Warning Signs
Your roof will audibly let you know that it’s in a bit of trouble. You’ll hear significant creaks, cracks, and wails for a few weeks before the roof actually collapses. Our advice? Investigate what those sounds are immediately; that way, you may actually have a chance of saving your roof before it collapses.
If your roof starts to sag or has collapsed completely, please don’t hesitate to call Lumen Construction Roofing. Our highly trained roofers will see to it that your roof is repaired or if needs be replaced as efficiently as possible. Give Lumen Construction Roofing a call today!