The roof deck plays an extremely crucial role in upholding the structural integrity of your roof. As the deck is the foundation of the entire roofing system, it’s important to ensure consistent peak performance. Here are some questions you should ask your roofing contractor regarding your roof deck.
What Condition Is It In?
A roof deck in its prime should be able to support all the layers of the roofing system – from underlayment to shingles. However, the deck is prone to deterioration as its durability decreases over the course of its service life. Make sure the roof deck’s condition is constantly monitored and thoroughly assessed. Your roofer can complete an inspection and inform you whether repairs or replacement is needed.
How Old Is It?
If your house was previously owned by someone else or constructed years before you acquired it, you may not know how old the deck, especially if you no warranty was passed on to you. It’s best to consult your local residential roofing expert regarding the age of the sheathing. Ultimately, knowing when the roof deck was installed will provide insights on what to expect from it performance-wise and what type of care it needs.
Can It Handle a Heavier Roofing Material?
Only your contractor will be able to tell you if your roof deck is stable enough to support additional or heavier roofing materials. Usually, shingles can be installed in a maximum of two layers. If you’re planning a roof replacement, talk to your roofer whether your roof deck is still up to the task or if it needs to be replaced as well.
The roof deck is the layer that ties all of the roof components together, so it’s important to always keep it in check through regular roof repair and maintenance. Look no further than Universal Roofing and Exteriors for all the services your roof deck might need. You may call us at (317) 257-0779. We serve Carmel and Zionsville, IN.