Let’s give your roof a break. Despite being one of the most prominent parts of your home, roofs don’t really get much attention until there is a problem. Ceiling stains, missing shingles, and mold growing on top are all reasons to seek a little help for your home’s cover. But sometimes what’s happening up there just isn’t so obvious until it all comes tumbling down. Here are a few signs that your roof has had enough and might collapse soon.
Like the mighty elephant, your roof carries the weight of all storms. From hail to high winds your home’s roof takes it all like a champ until it can bear no more. This is when it might begin to sag. If your roof becomes overloaded with burdens and the support structures begin to cave in, your roof will have signs of sagging. You might hear creaking sounds that signal you to evacuate. It’s time to reduce the stress on your roof, pronto.
Structural problems such as interior cracks can tell you a lot about the health of your roof. If you see fine lines on your walls or ceiling that show up without reason, it might be because your roof can no longer withstand doing its job. It’s a top priority to get a roof inspection to figure out what’s causing all the stress so you can take immediate action.
If your doors aren’t opening or shutting properly your roof might be suffering from warping. Door frames will bend under this sort of stress and they might suddenly pop open on their own. No, your house isn’t haunted, it’s in danger of collapsing. That’s quite scarier, isn’t it?
The most obvious sign your roof has placed an S.O.S. call is leakage. If water is flowing into your roof deck this signals a state of emergency. It’s not just cleaning up the mess or putting a bucket under the problem. Your roof is crying tears for help and any further leakage could signal a roof collapse in the near future.
All too often homeowners ignore the subtle (or not-so-subtle) signs of a roof collapse. The good thing is Heritage Construction offers free roof inspections throughout our many locations within the state of Texas. Contact us today to set up an appointment to ensure your roof won’t collapse on you. Don’t let it live in despair. Because once your roof gives up, it might let you know in the worst way. We can save the day. Contact Heritage today.