Also known as sheathing, decking is the layer of composite material or plywood between the roof’s structure and the shingles. While this component is not visible, it is vital to the structural integrity and strength of the roofing system. It is basically what holds the shingles and their nails in place.
Here’s why you can’t repair a damaged roof decking.
Signs Your Deck Needs a Replacement
The most common culprit behind roof decking damage is water or moisture. Heavy rains and snowfall can cause water-related damage to this part of your roof, such as rot. You will know your deck has sustained damage if your roof is leaking, the roofline is sagging, and there are stains on your ceiling or walls. A sagging roofline or ceiling, holes in the roof, mold growth, damaged flashing and increased energy costs are also common signs of roof deck damage.
Why Repair Is Not an Option
When your roof decking suffers from rot, it cannot be repaired anymore and must be replaced completely. Delaying a replacement is also not a great idea because it will only worsen the water damage. Aside from rot, you may also face issues, such as mold and mildew. For prompt and efficient roofing services, you can depend on Willi Roofing Services. We can also assist with your storm damage insurance claim.
Tips to Keep Your Roof Deck in Good Shape
You can avoid costly issues with regular roof maintenance. Keep your gutters clean, and address roofing problems immediately. Make sure to get regular inspections from professionals at least twice a year and after extreme weather events.
At Willi Roofing Services, we are always ready to assist with your residential roofing needs. We also offer quality storm damage repair services. Call us at (512) 394-8234, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Pflugerville, Austin and Lakeway, TX.