WARNING SIGNS OF A COLLAPSING ROOF
Before a ceiling collapses, there are many warning signs that will hopefully help you prevent this from happening. Some things to look for include a sagging ceiling, peeling and discoloration, cracks, and roof leaks of course.
When you start to notice your ceiling sagging or bowing downwards, this is a good indication that water has begun to warp the structural materials and should be addressed quickly to avoid the worst outcome: a collapsing roof or ceiling.
PEELING AND DISCOLORATION
If you noticed the outer layer of your wall or ceiling starting to peel, this means that water has been damaging your property for quite some time and will need remediation as soon as possible. This holds true for when discoloration of your property’s interior starts to appear as well.
CEILING OR WALL CRACKS
One of the most serious damages due to water leaks is when your ceiling and/or wall begin to crack. This is an indication of structural damage and should be taken seriously.
If you are experiencing recurring or major leaks in your property, this is a sign that water has been leaking for a long time except now, it is visible. Take precautionary measures as your roof or ceiling is at serious risk of collapsing.
LEAKING ROOF COLLAPSES: WHAT TO DO
If any of the prior warning signs are happening to you, follow these steps to prevent further damage or bodily harm. First, you will want to clear the area completely. This includes furniture, electronics, and any personal possessions. You will then want to lay a tarp and/or buckets to protect the floor. Next, you will want to hire professionals and find the source of the leak. This may take some time and patience. Once the leak is located, it will need to be repaired and everything must be dried thoroughly. Lastly, the ceiling/roof will need repairing.
All Phase Roofing aims to provide the highest quality service to satisfy our customer’s residential and commercial roofing needs through professional service, hard work, and integrity. If you are unfortunately going through a roofing disaster and need some professional advice, call us today for your free quote!