When it comes to the topic of residential roofing, most homeowners know that it’s composed of a few important components, such as the shingles, the flashing, underlayment and the roof deck. However, of the four, not a lot of homeowners know much about their roof’s decking system as it’s a part of the roof that isn’t always seen.
Here’s everything that homeowners should know about roof decks.
A common misconception that homeowners often have is that there’s only one type of roof decking available on the market. This isn’t actually the case as there are actually a few types of roof deck that you can consider. These include oriented sheet board (OSB) sheathing, step sheathing, tongue and groove, plank and plywood sheathing. Each has their own sets of benefits and disadvantages, but regardless of which type you choose, be sure to only have a professional install it on your roofing system.
According to roof repair experts, you don’t necessarily have to replace your roof’s decking when you’re replacing the roof itself. To determine if the deck needs to be replaced, your roofer will first need to examine it for any signs of rotting or bending. If these conditions exist in certain sections of the deck, only then will the damaged portions be replaced. The ones that are still in good condition will remain.
The deck is a vital part of the roof’s structure and is often placed in between the trusses and joints of your roofing system. When placed in between them, it’ll add an extra layer of protection between your roof and your home, preventing moisture infiltration and water damage in the process.
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