As one of the most reliable roofing companies in the area, Roofing by Curry knows how vital decking is in residential roof structures. A typical roof consists of trusses, which make the basic frame, and joists, which support the roof and distribute its weight. However, these only make up the framework. With roof decking, you get a flat surface attached to the trusses and joists. This provides a surface for the weather-proofing materials to attach to, as well as an added layer of protection for your home.
How Roof Decking Works for Your Home
Roof decking serves as a base to support shingles, especially asphalt shingles. A single asphalt shingle typically weighs around 2.5 lbs. Decking also supports other layers of the roofing system, such as felt or tar paper. Decking helps distribute the weight throughout the roof structure, and can even withstand certain amounts of damage and severe weather. With proper decking installation, fewer leaks will likely happen.
Replacing Damaged or Rotten Decking
You won’t really need to replace your existing decking when you’re getting a new roof, but you’ll still need to have it carefully inspected by a trusted roof repair contractor. This should be done when the old shingles have been removed. If you see any sign of rot or damage, it’s best to have it replaced immediately. Doing this as you repair or replace your roof is much less expensive in the long run; choosing to ignore the problems will cause unwanted leaking and other damages later on, and you’ll end up having to spend more.
If your hired roofer has access to your attic, then they can view the underside of your roof and check its condition. They’ll also be able to tell if you have strep or plank sheathing installed. Once the shingles are removed, they may find some additional panels that need replacement, but overall there should be few surprises.
Our dedicated team of roofing contractors will get your deck repair and installation done according to your needs and preferences. Call Roofing by Curry today at 941-270-4770! You can also reach us via our convenient online form. We serve Sarasota and the neighboring areas.