Like most things in life, your roofing system is going to deteriorate over time. This deterioration process is usually sped up by overexposure to weathering and a poor maintenance plan or a complete lack of a maintenance plan. Roofing systems that have been severely damaged over time may eventually collapse. However, a rooftop doesn’t simply collapse overnight; there are usually several early 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 indicates that your roof and your home’s support structures are no longer doing their job of holding up the roof accurately and safely. This sagging may be caused by excess strain placed on your roof, such as heavy snow, too many layers of shingles on your roof, as well as water damage.
Cracks In The Walls and Ceiling
When you find cracks in your walls, it’s no time to be complacent. 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. If the problem is not tended to immediately, then roofing issues will soon affect every side of your home, which can add up into a very costly repair project with both interior and exterior damages.
Warped Door and Window Frames
If you’ve noticed that walking through your door frame or opening up a window is proving to be more difficult than usual, the problem may just be your roof. A roof that’s on the verge of collapse will start to sag; this sagging will place a significant strain on your home’s supporting structures which will also cause your door frames to warp and your window frames to buckle.
Audible Warning Signs
Your roof will audibly let you know that your home is in a bit of trouble. You’ll hear significant creaks, cracks, and wails for few weeks before the roof actually collapses. Our advice? Investigate what those sounds are as soon as you hear them because you may save your roof and your home from a catastrophe.
If your roof starts to sag or has collapsed completely, please don’t hesitate to call Helsley Roofing Company. Our highly trained roofers will see to it that your roof is repaired or if needs be replaced as efficiently as possible. Give Helsley Roofing Company a call today!