5 Collapsing Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof this Spring

Winter’s chilly blast of cold air, ice, snow, and cold water will test the roof’s durability. Add the usual thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides, fires, and tree damage to winter’s blast and the roof loses every time. To determine whether the roof needs a replacement, look at the ceiling for five signs of interior roof collapse.

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A roof sagging from the inside is a sign of strain. If the sagging isn’t obvious, the sprinkler system or smoke alarm sticking out are noticeable signs. A sagging roof will continue to sag if left unattended. In fact, the likely endgame is a collapsed roof, creating holes and causing a headache during cleanup. The likely causes are rotting wood structures, water, mold, and mildew.


Cracks dividing the ceiling are a sign of roof failure. The cosmetic damage to ceilings is a visual sign of an upcoming roof collapse. Until then, the cracks will bring additional problems such as leaks and holes. Cracks will also continue to spread and get deeper.


A major sign of roof damage is leaking. Leaky roofs originate from tiny holes on the roof exterior. Rain and moisture from outside rotted out the roof, created a hole, rotted out the interior, created an interior hole, and seeped into the interior. Leaks lead to roof collapses, weakening floors, mold, and mildew if unattended.


It’s easy to brush off sounds as “an old house” or “it’s the squirrels outside,” but homeowners should pay attention to all sounds. A creaking sound (similar to what wood floors make), cracking sound, or a popping sound in the ceiling is not good. Roof-related sounds occur more frequently until the collapse occurs. Consider any roof sound a warning about the imminent collapse.

Door & Window Malfunctions

If functional doors and windows gradually become hard to open, won’t close, or burst open, confirm you or your family isn’t causing the ordeal. Then, chalk it up to structural damage. If there’s a structural shift going on, the likely culprit is roof stress.

A good view of the interior ceiling says just as much as viewing the roof’s exterior. If signs of roof collapse are showing, contact a roofing professional immediately. It’s possible the roof is salvageable. If a roof isn’t salvageable, roof replacement is mandatory. Moreover, it’s affordable with payment options, discounts, and special financing. In the meantime, Golden Spike Roofing recommends occupants leave the home with a collapsed ceiling and seek shelter with loved ones.

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