Right beneath your asphalt shingles is a layer of important components that helps keep your roof solid and well-performing. These include the decking, which refers to the plywood or composite material installed between the roof structure and the shingles. The decking, in fact, serves as the foundation of the latter. Without it, there will be nothing to install your shingles onto. And while the deck isn’t actually exposed to harsh weather conditions like other roofing components, it’s not exempt from damage. But is it possible to have the deck repaired?
The premier roofing contractor in the area, Barth Roofing Company, Inc. answers this here.
You Can, But It’s Not Ideal
The fact is that most roof decking available today is made of wood–or a composite of it–meaning it will be susceptible to moisture damage. If rainwater somehow gets past the shingles and underlayment, it will be absorbed by the decking, increasing the likelihood of mold and rot. These, in turn, weaken the foundation that provides support to the shingles above. Unfortunately, the roof decking can never be repaired once this happens. That’s because mold and rot become difficult to get rid of once they develop on wood. And if you do manage to deal with them, there’s no guarantee they won’t come back.
What You Can Do
Moisture damage to the decking usually indicates that the shingles have either sustained extreme damage from inclement weather (which is why rainwater has leaked through the roofing system) or are already nearing the end of their service life. When this is actually the case, your next step is to have the deck replaced along with the shingles. You should work with a professional like Barth Roofing Company, Inc. for this. Aside from roof repair, we also specialize in roof replacement and installation.
We are certified by a number of trusted industry names, including GAF® and CertainTeed®, giving you access to some of the toughest and most advanced shingle roofing systems available today. They are designed for superior weather protection and long-lasting performance, but they can also be customized with different profiles, colors and thicknesses to further enhance your home’s look. Thanks to the solid warranty coverage included with them, your investment gets an additional layer of protection, as well.
Call Us Today
Barth Roofing Company, Inc. is the Northern California asphalt shingle and solar roofing company you can count on to provide the highest quality service. Expect only a safe and worry-free experience when you choose us to handle your roofing needs. Call us today at (209) 833-9917 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Tracy, Sacramento and Danville, CA.