Your Sagging or Wavy Roof Could be a Sign You Need Foundation Repair
Have you noticed sagging in your roof? Do your roof ridges have a wavy appearance? Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking roof problems are isolated. However, your home’s structure is interconnected. In many instances, a saggy or wavy roof is the result of foundation problems. It may be a sign that you need to invest in foundation repair.
The following are some things you should check to determine whether your roof’s problems are related to issues in your foundation.
- Unevenness in the foundation
Foundations should be level. If your foundation is uneven or inclined, it may be a sign of foundation movement. This movement often results from shifting in the soils around the foundation. The expansion and shrinking of soils due to the rise and fall of the water table or weather changes can cause the foundation to move and become uneven.
You can check for unevenness by simply placing a small ball on the floor on one side of the floor. The floor is uneven if the ball begins to roll faster in any particular direction.
- Foundation cracks
Have you noticed cracks in the foundation? Foundation cracks are often the first sign that you need foundation repair. Cracks in foundations are a sign of foundation damage. Having your foundation inspected as soon as you notice cracks is important. The position and appearance of the cracks will tell the contractor what the underlying cause of the cracks is. They will be able to provide you with a solution that will prevent further damage to your foundation. Investing in the repair of your foundation will help to secure your roof.
- Poor roof drainage
Poor drainage of your roof could cause your saggy or wavy roof. However, the damage isn’t being caused directly to your roof. Roof drainage is designed to protect your foundation from water damage. Water pools near your foundation will be absorbed by the soil, causing it to expand and exert pressure on the foundation walls. The pressure causes the foundation walls to shift. This, in turn, causes the roof to shift, damaging your roof.
We recommend fixing your foundation to ensure you can enjoy the long-term benefits of repairing your roof. Contact a foundation repair contractor to get started on your foundation.
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