When you think of a roof that’s in need of maintenance or repairs, you’re probably thinking of stereotypical roof damage like ripped-up shingles, missing granules, and ceiling stains. But not all roof damage is easy to spy, and often, it’s the invisible damage lurking underneath the surface that presents the biggest threat to your home.

In this post from the residential roofers at J&J Roofing, we’re counting down some of the most common roof support problems that threaten your Michigan home. To schedule your residential roofing services, give us a call today!

  1. Sagging Roof

A sagging roof represents a serious threat to the structural integrity of your roof. Although this problem may not be obvious at first glance, sagging can usually be seen with a professional roof inspection. Sagging may be caused by construction failures in the initial construction process or may be due to damage from weather, rotting, and other structural issues. 

  1. Pest Infestation

Especially during the fall and early winter, animals will begin to look for places to nest. If your roof is damaged from moisture infiltration or rot, animals and insects may decide to build a nest inside the roof structure, which can lead to additional damage both to your roof and inside your attic.

  1. Construction Issues

Many rafter-style rooftops use bracing in the construction to support the weight of the rooftop. Unfortunately, corners can be cut during the construction process, a problem that may be visible when looking at the rafters. Down the road, rafter problems can end up leading to roof failure and weight distribution problems.

Additionally, the quality of the roof’s construction materials can play a role in the roof’s long-term outcomes, especially after years of freeze-thaw cycles. Anytime you’re having your roof professionally inspected, your roofing contractors should take a look inside your attic and assess the condition of your rafters, beams, and bracing.

Get a Professional Roof Inspection in Macomb County

Experts agree that the key to long-term roof viability is investing in regular maintenance, catching potential problems as early as possible before they can worsen over time.

How long has it been since you’ve had your roof inspected? If you live in an older home or you’re concerned about your roof’s structural integrity, it’s time to call our residential roofing contractors at J&J Roofing.

We even offer convenient online consultations! To schedule your roof inspection, give us a call at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to connect with a residential roofer.