Hopefully, every homeowner frequently checks on the condition of his/her roof because the roof provides valuable shelter, comfort, and safety for a home’s occupants, their furnishings, and valuables. But what about all the elements of a roof’s structure, including the things that aren’t readily visible like the decking? When roofing problems are identified or even suspected, it is time to call a professional East Bay roof repair services.
What Are the Three Most Important Materials That Make Up a Roofing System
First, and most important, is decking. Decking is the wooden flat sheets of wood that comprise the framing of a roof. The decking holds up the roof shingles, tiles, slate, and other components on the rooftop. Sheet decking, or sheathing, is simply flat sheets of wood. Decking comes in two types: plywood and oriented strand board (OSB.)
Second is the underlayment which is a felt or synthetic material laid over the decking to provide additional protection.
Third are the shingles, tiles, or other materials that comprise the top layer of the roof—the part that is visible to all observers.
All the roofing elements can be professionally installed by experienced East Bay roof repair services.
Signs That You May Need a Qualified East Bay Roof Repair Contractor
Here are some signs that you may need a qualified East Bay roof repair contractor:
- Sagging areas in the roof structure.
- Obvious leaks and water damage are seen on the ceilings and walls of a home.
- Daylight is seen through holes or cracks in the roof when you look into the attic.
- Evidence of rotting wood or musty smells in the attic.
- An accumulation of algae and moss on the roof.
- Significant changes in heating or cooling bills.
When Should You Replace Roof Decking
If there is any evidence that the decking’s integrity is compromised, or if there is damage or rotting, the wood should be replaced. Because the decking is the foundation of the roof, you want to make sure it provides the support critical fire safety needed for the home. Using old decking can create future problems if the material isn’t completely sound.
If you are putting on a new roof, it makes sense to use new decking rather than try to reuse old decking that may have questionable longevity. An expert East Bay new roof installation service can do this work reliably.
Choose a Professional Bay Area Roofing Contractor
Contact Century Roof and Solar, your certified roofing contractor for expert roof repair service and installation. Century Roof and Solar takes a systems approach to roofing, delivering high-quality roofing solutions with every component.