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Why is My Roof Sagging? Causes and How To Fix It

Updated: Apr 7, 2023


Sagging shingles on a Florida roof

Does your roof suddenly seem uneven? Or do you see a dip in the roofline? Roof sagging can be caused by different things but should not be taken lightly. Your roof structure could be damaged due to storms or old age. This is the time to call an experienced local roofer to see if you need a complete roof replacement. If there is structural damage, any repairs could be costly.


It is never a good idea to go up on your roof to inspect it yourself. But you can probably spot issues from the ground if you know what to look for. There are some warning signs that indicate it's time to call a roofer. We get up on your roof and can identify trouble areas. A free inspection by Triangle Roofing Ormond Beach could save you a lot of money.


If your roof is older and overdue for replacement, you might not be surprised at sagging. But if your roof is new and sagging, that's another issue. It may not be installed correctly. Dampness and wet wood are serious problems that need to be looked at quickly to protect your house. Structural support is nothing to mess around with.


High winds can cause shingles to loosen and moisture can get underneath them. Over time the weight of this load can cause a roof to sag in places. In coastal areas like Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, and New Smyrna Beach high winds are common. Keep a close eye on your roof if you live on a barrier island.


Do you have more than one layer of shingles? This may cause a roof to deteriorate faster as well. This extra weight, combined with moisture, can affect your walls too. A skilled and experienced roofer will be able to assess your individual situation.


It is likely you will need a complete roof replacement, especially if your roof is older. If you need a new roof, make sure to get pricing for new sheathing or extra plywood. Most older roof decks need to have some plywood replaced. In the long run, this will be the best solution when you make this investment.


Immediately consult a professional roofer if you see your roof sagging! An experienced roofing contractor like Triangle Roofing Ormond Beach can safely inspect your roof and determine the best way to proceed. Contact Joe at Triangle Roofing for a free quote.

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