Like most things, your roofing is going to deteriorate over time. This deterioration process is usually sped up by an overexposure to severe weather conditions as well as a lack of a thorough maintenance plan. 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 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
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 is going to be affected as well.
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 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 Industrial Roofing Contractors out of Philadelphia. Our highly trained roofers will see to it that your roof is repaired or if needs be, replaced as efficiently as possible. Give Philadelphia’s trusted roofers a call today!