Many homeowners are only concerned about damage to their shingles. After all, that is the part of the roof that is visible. But strong winds, heavy snow loads, and torrential rain can also cause quite a bit of damage to the structural component of your roof – your decking. In today’s post, one of the top roofing companies in Hamburg, NY, explains why a damaged roof deck cannot be repaired.
What’s a Roof Deck?
As mentioned above, your roof deck plays a big role in the structural integrity of your home. Also known as sheathing, it is the layer of plywood or composite material located directly above your rafters and below your felt underlayment and shingles. Since its purpose is to act as a support for your roof, it should be strong enough to bear the weight of your roof and any additional loads, while still being flexible enough to give just slightly.
Why Can’t You Repair Roof Decking?
As with many of your home’s major components, water is your roof deck’s number one enemy. A water-damaged roof deck will have mold issues, leaks and rot. While it is difficult to tell when your roof deck is in bad shape because it is hidden from view, one sure sign of a badly damaged roof deck is a sagging roof. If you notice a portion of your roof drooping, then you definitely need to call a roof replacement company.
A sagging roof is no joke and isn’t something that you should take lightly because It is usually a sign of low-quality materials, a poor installation job on your roof deck, severe rot, age or excess weight. This is why no contractor worth their salt will suggest a roof repair and, instead, will recommend that you replace your roof deck right away.
Whether you are in need of a minor roof repair or a full-on roof replacement, trust in your friends over at Expert Contracting. If you are a home or business owner in Hamburg, NY, or its surrounding areas, be sure to give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to set up a free consultation.