The decking or sheathing is one of the important parts of your roofing system. It may not be visible, but it’s still an essential component because it holds your shingles together and makes sure that your roof is durable enough to withstand harsh weather. But like other parts of your roof, the decking can also suffer damage. This begs the question: Should you have it repaired or replaced? Roofer Chicks answers this question and more.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Damaged Roof Decking?
Roofing contractors don’t recommend repairing roof decking for numerous reasons. The wood panels that make up the decking may have been exposed to moisture for a long time, resulting in rot. Trying to fix this issue through simple repairs isn’t feasible, especially when rot affects large sections of the wooden material. The only way to deal with the damage is to replace the panels completely during roof replacement.
What Are the Signs of Roof Decking Damage?
You know your roof decking is compromised once your roof repair and replacement contractor detects the following during a thorough inspection:
- Water stains and spots on ceilings, which are an indication of severe roof leakage
- Sagging roofline
- Mold or mildew in your attic
- Decking discoloration
Keep in mind that when any of these signs are apparent on your decking, it could also mean that your roofing system is nearing the end of its life span. If this is indeed the case, you’re better off having the decking replaced together with the underlayment and the shingles.
For your residential roofing needs, turn to Roofer Chicks. Count on our team of experienced roofers to install a quality roof that provides increased comfort, safety and protection and is backed by extensive warranties. Call us today at (830) 629-7663 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in and around New Braunfels, TX.