Whenever the topic of roofing systems is brought up, most homeowners know that their roof consists of the shingles, flashing, underlayment and the deck. However, when it comes to their roof’s decking, some homeowners don’t actually know much about it. As a homeowner, however, it’s your responsibility to learn as much as you can about your roof, and that includes the roof deck.
Here’s everything you need to know about your roof’s deck.
The Different Types
When it comes to the roof deck, some homeowners mistakenly believe that there’s only one type they can install. This is actually far from the truth as there are many different kinds of roof decks you can consider. These include the tongue and groove, plank sheathing, oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing, plywood sheathing and step sheathing. Each has their own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Your home’s roof deck is a vital part of your roof’s overall structure, and, once attached between the trusses and joists of your roof, it can now do what it was made for in the first place – adding an extra layer of protection between your roof and your home against moisture infiltration. Basically, with a roof deck, you can protect your home from water damage.
Believe it or not, you don’t necessarily have to replace your roof deck when you’re replacing the roof itself. According to experts, to determine if your roof deck needs to be replaced, roofers will examine the deck during the roof replacement process. If there are any signs of rot or bending, the damaged sections will be replaced while the ones in good condition will remain.
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