Roof integrity: Plywood and Truss Support

VA Loan Texas
October 31 2023 | By Elevation Construction



Are you starting to notice that your roof is showing signs of weakening? Maybe it's sagging in some areas or even making you fear a potential cave-in? Today, we are going to delve into this issue with Chris from Elevation Construction. He's here to shed some light on the possible causes and provide some much-needed advice to help you avoid any disastrous consequences. 

The Dreaded Culprits: Plywood and Truss Support:

Chris explains that when it comes to roofs that appear to be caving in, two major suspects often come into play: bad plywood and lack of support from the trusses. Plywood is the foundation upon which your shingles rest, acting as a stable surface to protect your home from the elements. Over time, it can deteriorate due to age, water damage, or even poor installation. If the plywood is compromised, it can lead to a domino effect of problems.

But plywood isn't the only potential culprit. Trusses, those structural beams that provide support to your roof, can also be responsible for a sagging or caving-in appearance. If they were not properly installed or have been weakened by age or damage, your roof's stability may be compromised.

Why Investigating Plywood and Truss Support is Essential:

Now, you might be thinking, "Why should I bother investigating these issues when I'm replacing my roof anyway?" Well, the answer is simple: prevention is always better than cure. By taking the time to investigate the state of your plywood and truss support, you can potentially save yourself from future headaches and costly repairs.

Chris stresses the importance of replacing bad plywood during a roof replacement. Ignoring this step can lead to water seepage and leaks, especially in areas with heavy rainfall. And nobody wants water dripping into their living room on a rainy day, right?

Furthermore, ensuring proper truss support is essential to maintaining the structural integrity of your roof. By checking the trusses and framing in your attic for any signs of damage or weakness, you can prevent the dreaded roof sag and even potential collapse.

At Elevation Construction, our mission is to eliminate potential maintenance issues for their investor clients. They believe in thinking ahead and considering all possible problems so that you don't have to. Their expertise lies in not only replacing roofs but also providing thorough inspections to identify any underlying issues with plywood and truss support.

When it comes to roofs that appear to be caving in, it's essential to investigate the condition of your plywood and truss support. Don't wait until it's too late and you find yourself dealing with water leaks or even worse, a collapsed roof. Take the advice of Chris and the team at Elevation Construction to heart and be proactive in maintaining the structural integrity of your home.

If you want to learn more about this topic or get in touch with Elevation Construction, be sure to contact us. Remember, prevention is key, and a little investigation now could save you a whole lot of trouble down the line!