It’s not uncommon to pay little attention to your roof as long as it remains visually appealing from the curb. However, being more mindful of your roof’s condition can go a long way in keeping your home safe from the elements.
Even if it looks mostly intact on the outside, some of its layers, particularly the decking may become damaged. You won’t easily notice it, but in some cases, it can be so severe that it has already affected other parts of your roof.
Typical Causes of Roof Deck Damage
The deck is a layer above your roof’s framework that serves as the foundation for the rest of the roofing materials. It can be made of plywood or OSB (oriented strand board). But since this layer is hidden from view, the damage won’t present itself openly at first. It also becomes challenging to determine how much damage it sustained, so be sure to look out for some of the telltale signs such as premature deterioration and pest infestations. If not correctly addressed, deck damage can gradually lead to wood rot, water stains, mold growth, and even roof sagging.
Addressing Roof Deck Damage
Installing a brand-new roofing system can address deck issues and eliminate any existing damage, hidden or otherwise. Patching the affected areas of your roof deck won’t always guarantee a successful repair. The leaks that were addressed are only temporary to give you more time to plan for a complete replacement. This may require a higher upfront cost, but this is much more cost-efficient than frequently paying for repairs.
When finding the best roofing system for your home, you can count on Fields Roof Service, Inc. to ensure the success of your roof replacement project. Our team will guide you through the pros and cons of each roofing material so you can make an informed decision. Beyond that, we’ll deliver superior customer service from start to finish. No matter if you have flat or steep-slope roofing, our knowledgeable, full-time roofers will find one that is durable and reliable.
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