Your roof deck serves as the workspace for your contractor to craft the best roofing system for your home. There are four main types of roof decks that you can install on your home.
A steel deck is thick and extreme weather resistant. It lasts for a long time, too, since it has great corrosion and moisture resistance properties. This is also the perfect material for homeowners who wish to speed the installation process because of its lightweight and easy on-site handling.
Wood sheathing is one of the most cost-efficient deck material choices. However, you’ll have to install additional insulation to guarantee thermal control. You have three options to choose from with a wood sheathing deck: sawed lumber, plywood and oriented strand board (OSB). You can ask your roofing contractors for a recommendation on what wood material would work best for your roof deck.
For concrete decks, you can choose between having a lightweight insulating concrete system or a poured and precast concrete system. Lightweight concrete has been formulated to meet today’s energy requirements. It is ideal for homeowners looking to improve energy efficiency. Meanwhile, poured and precast concrete provides a sturdy foundation for a roofing system. It’s the ideal roof deck feature for every house located in areas that experience severe weather.
The composite slab roof deck has plenty of advantages in terms of versatility, wind resistance, quick installation and cost reduction. Don’t be fooled by how lightweight it is. It holds up well against harsh weather.
When in doubt, call Roofing by Curry for assistance with your roof repair, replacement and maintenance efforts. We guarantee more than satisfying results, and we offer you a long-lasting partnership. Call us at (941) 270-4770, or fill out our contact form to request a roof estimate. We serve homeowners in Sarasota, FL, and other surrounding areas.