2 Telltale Signs Your Roof Decking is Damaged

There’s more to your roof system than the shingles you can see. Just beneath the surface are layered components working together to protect your home from weather damage. One of these is the roof decking, which serves as one of the foundations of your roof system – the other being the trusses.

Roof Decking is Damaged

While not as exposed to the elements as the shingles, the decking can still sustain damage. Here’s how you’ll know this crucial roof component is already compromised:

1. The roof system is sagging. This is probably the most obvious sign. If the decking is continuously exposed to water, it’s only a matter of time before mold and rot set in. You already know just how damaging they can be. Mold and rot can weaken the deck and this, in turn, compromises the entire roof structure. Because the deck is no longer sturdy enough to hold up the shingles, some sections of the roof will start to bow in the middle.

2. There’s water damage inside your home. Roof leaks are the primary reason for roof deck damage. They not only weaken the decking and cause the roof to sag but also result in excess water damage to your home interior. The water stains on your ceiling, the wet streaks on your walls, the peeling wallpaper, and the presence of mold and mildew all point to a compromised roof deck.

When the roof decking becomes damaged, it would make perfect sense to just have it repaired, right? Unfortunately, that’s not going to work. A damaged deck is a clear indication that the roof is already shot, meaning it’s already letting enough water to actually reach the deck. The more ideal solution is a complete roof replacement – a project that a local GAF® Certified Master Elite® roof contractor, The Great American Roofing Company, will be more than happy to help you with.

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