As specialists in providing roofing in Nottinghamshire, the team at East Midlands Roofing commonly comes across cases of sagging. However, not many people often know what this is. We often get asked whether people’s roofing is experiencing it and what to do if it is. In order to answer some of these questions, we’ve put together the following guide.
How Do I Spot If My Roof is Sagging?
Depending on how early on you spot this will depend how obvious it is. For that reason, we suggest that you regularly check as if you catch it early, you may only need repairs. Depending on access, you can check whether your roof is sagging from both inside and outside your home. To check from the inside, you’ll need to visit the highest point of your home (often the loft) and see if there are any uneven parts of the roof that aren’t by design. It’s a good idea to regularly check this so that you also have a good understanding of what it should look like.
Looking from the outside can sometimes be more obvious, especially if the damage is quite significant. You should look for dips in the roof plane. Holding up something straight can often help you to identify this.
What Causes Roofs to Sag?
There are a number of reasons why your roof could be sagging. One of the first culprits is excess water. Your roof is expected to weather the storm of the UK’s unpredictable climate. However, if your gutter system is faulty, rainwater and snow can soon start to block your fascias and the soffits. This then causes moisture to get trapped and causes mold and mildew to grow which eventually weakens the roof enough for it to sag.
If this isn’t the case and the gutters seem fine, it could simply be the case that your roof is trying to handle too much weight. This could be from ice and snow or potentially puddles of water that aren’t properly draining. It could be a more structural problem too, in which case, action must be taken fast.
What Should I Do Next?
If you suspect that your roof is sagging, it’s important that you act quickly. This is because although what’s causing it could seem innocent, it could have resulted in serious structural damage. The fact of the matter is that it’s not going to fix itself either so it could keep deteriorating and eventually lead to injury or in some cases, worse.
By calling an experienced and trusted professional like ourselves, we can safely inspect your roof to find the cause and extent of the damage. The extent of the damage will dictate whether your roof is safe enough to just warrant repairs or whether you require a full roof replacement. Either way, our helpful team will be able to provide you with a free non-obligation quote.
Contact Our Team for Help With Roofing in Nottinghamshire
If you feel as though your roof may be sagging or experiencing any other issues, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries that you may have. By partnering with us, you’re guaranteed a free no-obligation quote to remove the pressure of the decision making process. Not only that, but you’re also guaranteed the very best workmanship and materials on the market.
Thanks to being a CompetentRoofer Certified Organisation, you can also feel confident knowing that our work has been rigorously audited and inspected to ensure that we match Building Regulations in England and Wales and the highest standards for roof refurbishment.