Your roof deck or sheathing supports your roofing materials. The entire roof can look wavy if your roof deck is damaged. But how do you identify roof deck damage?
In this post, Arrowhead Roofing discusses the telltale signs of roof deck damage and what you can do to fix this problem.
Signs of Roof Deck Damage
Water causes significant roof deck damage. It can seep through your asphalt shingles and underlayment. Moisture that remains too long in your underlayment will cause the material to deteriorate and eventually reach your roof deck.
Holes in the roof and a sagging or wavy roof are signs of wood rot deforming the roof deck. Leaky roofs and wet spots on the ceiling indicate water infiltration in the roof deck. Furthermore, the presence of mold and mildew, flashing damage, and ceiling and wall water stains indicate roof deck damage.
Can You Repair Roof Deck Damage?
It’s best to replace the roof deck instead of repair it. Roof decks are seamless plywood boards glued together or made as a composite material. Roofers have to replace the damaged material entirely if you want your new roof to be long-lasting. Arrowhead Roofing can provide you with the necessary services and ensure quality results that will help you address extensive water damage, mold growth, and other issues.
How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Roof Deck
Roof inspection and maintenance are usually enough to keep your entire roofing system in good condition. During routine inspections, experts check for issues in the gutter, roofing, and attic. They also perform regular gutter cleaning to prevent water overflow. Then, they replace missing asphalt shingles to prevent leaks. The roofers also replace damaged underlayment to protect the roof deck and attic.