Your property’s roof decking is known as the layer of materials found over the rafters and below the felt underlayment installed beneath your shingles. In most residential roofing applications, these are usually constructed with plywood or oriented strand board (OSB). To some households, meanwhile, the roof deck may be built of boards that are either butted together or connected with a tongue-and-groove joint.
Roof decks have a critical role in the structural integrity of a property. It must be sturdy enough to bear the weight of the roofing shingles. It must also be flexible enough to endure in warm and high winds and under load.
Common Signs of a Damaged Roof Decking
While the expertise of a reputable roofer is needed to confirm whether your household needs a roof repair, there are easy signs you can look out for, such as:
- Missing shingles
- Mold and mildew in the attic
- Visible sagging of the roof
- Curling or buckling shingles
Why Roof Decking Repairs Are Not Advised
- There’s no guarantee it won’t get damaged or broken again. Mold and mildew may still eventually develop on the boards, leading to rot. This, in turn, weakens the support structure of the roof system.
- Replacing the deck entirely is the better and longer-lasting solution as it helps prevent further damage to the system and ensures the roof materials can have a sturdier foundation. Hence, repairs are only a temporary option.
If a storm, wind or other catastrophe damages your roof, make sure your first call is to Crown Roofing at (604) 370-6288 for residential roof replacement. Our emergency response team will conduct a rapid inspection and perform short-term roof repairs to minimize any damage. Then, we’ll provide a complete recovery plan to help restore your BC roof to its original condition. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate.