Can You Have Roof Decking Repaired
Your roof is more than just the shingles you can see from below. It is a mix of different roofing materials and features that come together to cover your home from the outdoors. While every piece of material plays its role on your roof, one of the most essential is roof decking. It is basically the groundwork for your whole roof system. This is why anyone considering getting a roof replacement needs to know about the importance of their roof’s decking. Roof decking (in simple terms) is the wooden boards that make up the framing of your roof. These boards are what your shingles and other pieces of roofing are installed on. Most roof decking available today is made of wood–or a distinct part of it–which means it will be exposed to moisture damage. If the rain somehow seeps past the shingles and underlayment, it will be soaked up by your decking. This is when the likelihood of mold and rot are increased. Therefore the foundation is weakened which provides support to your home’s shingles. Inconveniently, the roof decking can never be repaired once this happens. Mold and rot are very problematic to deal with once they grow on wood. If you are able to deal with them, there’s no assurance they won’t come back. The national average cost when you are dealing with a roof deck repair is around $15,000. Depending on your budget, where you live, and what material you are using you may be able to spend a significant amount less or a bit more. Most roofs are built to last about 20 years. A damaged roof deck from too much moisture from bad venting in the attic can deteriorate your roof much faster. Rooftop decks give a return on your investment when the process of getting the right materials is done right. New and additional construction of rooftop decks has been getting better and better for more than 15 years.