Roof decking is the actual foundation of your roofing system. It’s what connects the roof of your home to the rest of the house. It supports the weight of roofing shingles and lays on top of your attic’s rafters. Nowadays, roofing companies use silicone roof coating systems to add an extra layer of protection from the elements to your roofing system. If your roof decking is rotting, it could mean serious problems ahead.
Signs of Damaged Roof Decking
It is important to consult a roof maintenance specialist to identify the condition of your roof deck. However, there are some warning signs you can watch out for to hinder bigger and costlier problems. These include:
- Missing shingles
- Curling or buckling shingles
- Visible roof sagging
- Visible holes in your roofing
- Mold or mildew in the attic
- Deterioration around chimneys, vent pipes, skylights, etc.
Should Roof Decking Be Repaired or Replaced?
Since roof decking is commonly built with wood materials, it is susceptible to rotting. If your roofer has detected problems in your roof decking, such as rot, a repair is usually not considered as a long-term solution to it. It’s best to have your roof decking replaced as soon as possible. The longer you go without replacing your roof deck that has been affected by rot, mold and other moisture-related issues, the more likely it is that severe and expensive problems will arise, compromising the overall structural integrity of your home. Sure, replacing a roof is often a large investment, but it is certainly less costly in the long run than having to replace stained drywall, water-damaged electrical connections, waterlogged framing joists and more.
Certified Roofing Solutions, LLC is your one-stop roofing service company in North and Central Florida. We are very knowledgeable and experienced in installing all types of roof systems, including bitumen roof systems. From new roof installations to roof repairs and everything in between, you can count on us to be of service.
We are committed to helping you address all roofing issues promptly and efficiently. To schedule a roof repair or new roof installation, or a free estimate with us, call us at (352) 309-1005, or fill out our contact form.