The decking may not be visible (and it may not directly protect your home from weather damage like the shingles), but it’s still an integral part of your roofing system. There’s just one thing you should know: when the roof decking has become damaged, it will always be an automatic replacement instead of repairs.
But First, A Brief Overview of the Roof Decking
The roof decking – also referred to as sheathing – is the layering material that connects the trusses and helps support the rest of the roof. It also serves as an anchor for the roofing shingles and the nails that keep them firmly in place. The roof decking comes in different materials, including concrete and steel, but the most-used option is wood, specifically plywood and oriented strand board (OSB).
Why You Can’t Repair Your Roof Deck
Because the roof deck is generally made of wood, it is more susceptible to moisture damage. When water seeps through an opening formed by damaged shingles (and somehow manages to pass through the underlayment), it will find its way into the roof deck. The wood then absorbs the moisture, encouraging mold growth and rot. You probably already know that, once rot occurs in the wood, it can be extremely difficult to fix. To ensure your roofing system remains intact, the best idea is to have the deck replaced instead of repaired.
How to Tell Your Roof Deck Needs Replacement
You’ll know your rook deck has been damaged and may need replacement if:
- Your roof has serious and recurring leaks.
- There are water stains on the walls.
- You can see wet spots on the ceiling.
- The attic has a serious case of mold and mildew.
- There are openings on your roof that are big enough to let sunlight through them.
- The ceiling or the roofline is sagging.
Look no further than Goodrich Roofing for exceptional roofing replacement. We make sure that every crucial component that makes up your new roofing system -such as the roof deck – is not only made of top-tier materials, but installed to quality specifications as well. We serve the areas in and around Albuquerque, NM. Call us today at (505) 219-4450, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.