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4 Early Warning Signs of Possible Roof Collapse or Cave in That You Should Never Ignore

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A roof collapse can render your home or business completely unusable, racking up significant repair bills and potentially putting your family or employees in danger. That's why it's so important to take action as soon as you suspect your roof may be at risk of damage or cave in. Here are the four key early warning signs of a roof collapse that you should never ignore.

  1. Sagging
  2. It's rare that a roof will collapse all at once. Instead, certain sections of the roof will usually begin to show signs of strain before the entire roof goes. Pay close attention to any sections of ceiling that begin to sag and investigate the cause immediately.

  3. Leaks
  4. Any leaks that you notice coming through the ceiling are a sure sign that water is seeping into the roof's structure, and the problem is a lot bigger than simply cleaning up the interior water damage. You should immediately take steps to find the leak's source and make sure that no structural damage was caused.

  5. Cracks in the Interior Walls, Exterior Walls or Ceiling
  6. Any cracks along your interior walls, exterior walls or ceiling are a sign of potential structural damage in your home or place of business, and those cracks in your masonry might signal a problem with your roof that only an immediate inspection can confirm.

  7. Hard-to-Open Doors or Windows
  8. If you notice that some of your doors or windows that used to open and close smoothly suddenly seem stuck or hard-to-open, it's a clear sign of structural shifting. Problems with your roof are one potential cause that must be looked into immediately.

If you suspect that your roof may be at risk of collapse, contact Premiere Roofing immediately to schedule an inspection and get more information on our services.


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