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How your Foundation Effects Your Roof

While we focus on the roof of homes across the Kitsap Peninsula, a home's foundation is the backbone of the entire structure. It supports the weight of the home, which means any problems with the foundation can have a domino effect on other parts of the house.

One area that can be significantly impacted by a home's foundation is the roof. Let's talk more about how issues with your foundation can impact your roof.

Cracked Walls and Roofs

A home's foundation is not just responsible for supporting the weight of the house; it also helps to distribute that weight evenly across the structure. When the foundation settles unevenly, it can cause the weight of the house to shift, which can result in cracks forming in the walls. These cracks can extend up to the roof, causing damage and making it more susceptible to leaks.

Warped Roof Decking

The roof decking is the base layer of the roof and provides support for the shingles or other roofing materials. If the foundation of the house is uneven, it can cause the roof decking to warp, which can lead to problems with the roof's structure. A warped roof decking can cause the shingles to become loose or damaged, which can lead to leaks and other problems.

Improper Drainage

The foundation of a house is also responsible for directing water away from the structure. If the foundation is damaged or uneven, it can result in improper drainage, which can cause water to pool in certain areas of the roof. This can lead to leaks and other problems, which can be costly to repair.

Gaps in the Roof

When a home's foundation is compromised, it can cause the entire structure to shift, which can result in gaps forming in the roof. These gaps can be small or large, but they can all lead to problems with water infiltration and leaks. In some cases, gaps in the roof can be repaired, but in other cases, the entire roof may need to be replaced.

If you have issues with your foundation, we will be sure to inform you of this as we complete our complimentary roof inspection. We want to make sure your new roof will last you for years to come.

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