Structural Damage to Georgia Rooftops
Any type of damage that affects essential load-bearing structures in your home is considered structural damage. Even damage that seems minor visually can have disastrous impacts if it’s located on your roof or load-bearing walls. Your roof should be your starting point when surveying your home for water tightness and roof structure damage because if the trusses that hold up your roof are saturated with water, it can put the structural integrity of your entire home at risk.
If you’re worried your roof is failing or experiencing structural damage, you should contact a professional repair company for an evaluation as soon as possible. AquaGuard offers completely free, no-obligation visual roof inspections, so you can quickly discover the root of your issue and discuss options to repair or replace your roof.
Identifying Roof Truss Damage
WARNING: DO NOT WALK ON YOUR ROOF IF YOU SUSPECT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
Damage to more than one or two of the trusses holding up your roof can lead to roof failure, making it extremely dangerous to walk on. Survey the exterior of your roofline for damage from the ground to ensure your safety.
Only a professional roofing company can repair or replace the trusses in a damaged roof. The following are a few of the common warning signs of structural damage which you’ll notice both inside your attic and outside on your roof.
- Cracked or split wooden beams and rafters (inside)
- Metal connector plates separating from trusses (inside)
- Moisture/mold (inside and/or outside)
- Sagging roofline or sagging along outer roof ridge (outside)
- Rotted soffits or fascia boards (outside)
- Soggy insulation (inside)
- Wet beams and rafters (inside)
Repairing Roof Structural Damage
Depending on the extent of your roof’s damage, our team will either suggest repairing damaged portions or completing a full replacement of your roof. Because roof damage can have dire effects if left untreated and will only worsen over time, it’s best to call a repair company at the first sign of a problem.
AquaGuard Roof Repair
If you’ve noticed one or more of the telltale signs of structural damage to your roof in Atlanta, Marietta, Rome, or Athens, GA, call AquaGuard for your free inspection today.