Made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), the decking is the innermost layer of your roof. It holds the other roof layers — the shingles and the underlayment — while also ensuring the structural integrity of the entire roofing system. Given its placement, however, any damage it sustains makes repairs impractical. In this blog post, residential roofing contractor Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC explains why roof decking repair is not feasible.
Why Roof Decking Can’t Be Repaired
The fact is that the roof’s decking is made of large plywood or OSB boards. Since it serves as the substrate for the moisture barrier and the shingles or sheet metal panels, finding out if it has damage would require the removal of everything on top of it. That’s a reason why spot repairs on damaged roof decking is impractical or not feasible.
If you are planning to invest in a roof replacement, a complete tear-off of the old shingle or metal roof layer can help determine if the decking has succumbed to rot or accumulated moisture. In this instance, your roofer may recommend removing the boards as well to make way for new ones. It’s never advisable to install new underlayment and shingles/metal panels on an old, moisture-ridden decking. This will most likely result in expensive repair bills months or even years down the line.
Signs of Roof Decking Damage
Before a roof replacement, a thorough inspection carried out by a reputable roof maintenance and repair contractor can detect and identify the following signs of roof decking damage:
- Sagging or uneven roofline
- Interior water stains or leaks
- Exterior water damage
- Damaged shingles or roof covering
- Nails or fasteners popping
- Spongy or bouncy roof feel
- Visible mold or rot
- Increased energy bills
Why Choose Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. for Your Roofing Needs
Trained roof repair professionals have the necessary skills and experience and understand the local climate and building codes. At Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC, we place a premium on providing top-tier service. We understand the importance of a sturdy, durable roof for homes in Eugene, OR. Our team of seasoned experts is committed to delivering high-quality, reliable results that ensure the longevity of your roof and, ultimately, your peace of mind.