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Why It’s Best to Leave Roof Decking Repair to Experts

Your roof is more than just the asphalt shingles you see from the curb. It is supported by a layer of decking or sheathing, which serves as the anchor that keeps the entire structure in place. Made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), it must have the flexibility and strength to hold the weight of the roof covering and the other materials that make up the roofing system.

Despite its placement underneath your shingles and protective underlayment, it may still sustain damage over time due to moisture damage, wood rot, or even pest infestation. This begs the question β€” can it be fixed with spot repairs? Read on as roof replacement expert Jack The Roofer answers this question and explains the matter further.

Common Signs of a Damaged Roof Deck

Here are some signs that your roof deck is damaged and would require immediate attention:

  • Visible sagging or dips in the roof
  • Dark spots on the roof or ceiling below
  • Water spots on the ceiling
  • Blistering paint or loosened shingles
  • Cracked, split, or missing shingles
  • Leaks in the attic or eaves
  • Roaring or popping sounds in the attic space
  • Obvious damage to the sheathing

Repairs Aren’t the Solution

Many would assume that repairing the damaged decking can help solve the roof’s underlying problems, but roofing contractors are most likely to recommend replacing it entirely. Spot repairs are impractical to begin with; after all, you’ll have to peel back the layers of shingles and underlayment just to check if the decking also has noticeable damage.

The good news is that protecting your roof decking from being exposed to moisture damage is possible through regular roof inspections and timely repairs. Taking advantage of routine maintenance is vital to either preventing moisture infiltration or mitigating its effects should there be obvious roof leaks.

How Jack The Roofer Can Help You

At Jack The Roofer, our committed team provides top-quality roof repair and replacement service. With us, you can rest assured your roofing needs will be met with the utmost care. We serve homeowners in Parker and Castle Rock, CO. Call us at (720) 722-2255, or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to serving your roofing needs.