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7 Common Signs of a Damaged Roof Decking

The roof decking refers to a sheet of tough material that’s placed over the trusses (which serves as the roof structural framework) and provides the necessary foundation for asphalt shingles. It’s located at the lowest layer of the roof system, but despite that, the decking remains vulnerable to damage. You’ll know because of these telltale signs:

Damaged Roof Decking
  1. The roof has recurring leaks.
  2. You can spot damage around the roof flashing and chimneys.
  3. There are multiple openings on your roof.
  4. You can see large water stains on the ceiling.
  5. There’s rot in the rafters or trusses and even on the decking itself.
  6. Mold and mildew are present in the attic.
  7. The ceiling and roofline has sagged.

What Causes Damage to the Roof Decking?

If rainwater somehow gets past the shingles and underlayment, it will end up being absorbed and retained by the roof decking. This spells trouble since the decking is usually made of wood or wood composite. Continuous exposure to water or moisture promotes rot, causing the deck material to warp and distort. If the attic also has poor insulation and ventilation, the damage caused by rot is accelerated. And when the roof’s structural integrity becomes compromised, dealing with the issue through repair work is virtually impossible.

Roof Replacement Is the Most Effective Solution

A young and healthy roof won’t expose the decking to water in the first place. So when the roof deck becomes damaged, it’s usually an indication that your existing roof already requires a replacement. American Roofing & Construction, LLC can help you with this upgrade. As a licensed, insured and GAF Certified Master Elite® roofing contractor, we’ll make sure your roof replacement is done perfectly right the first time. No shortcuts or costly mistakes – just workmanship so high-quality you’ll be happy to recommend them to a friend.

Request a Comprehensive Roof Estimate

Don’t let a damaged roof deck leave your home vulnerable to inclement weather; just turn to American Roofing & Construction, LLC for prompt and effective solutions. Get in touch with us by calling (910) 964-0114 (Southern Pines, NC) or (919) 917-2118 (Raleigh, NC). You may also fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We remain the go-to company for exceptional residential roofing services in Moore and Wake counties in North Carolina.

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