Extreme weather elements and other factors can cause premature wear to different components of your roof, including your roof decking. As with any other building issue, neglecting a damaged roof decking can lead to serious problems and expensive repairs.
Kroll Construction shares common indications that a roof decking replacement is necessary as well as the factors that cause these symptoms.
Signs of a Damaged Roof Deck
While consulting a professional roofer is still necessary to verify roof deck damage, there are some easy-to-spot signs you can observe:
- Visible holes in your roof
- Mold or mildew growth in your attic
- Missing, broken or curling shingles
- Roof sagging
- Deterioration of roof fixtures
Causes of Roof Deck Damage
- Heavy Snow Loads
This is particularly an issue if the snow sits on the roof for an extended period as it can cause damage to the roof deck. Issues can also occur in areas where shingles are missing as a result of high winds, UV deterioration or aging. Even though most roofs are designed to last long, the actual life span varies depending on the materials, workmanship and local climate.
- Excessive Interior Moisture
Typically, this issue is the result of insufficient ventilation in the attic. Over time, humidity can cause the roof decking to warp, especially if it is thin.
- Solar Panel Installation
Installing solar panels is a great way to minimize your home’s energy costs and carbon footprint. However, roof-mounted solar panels are usually heavy and may cause your roof deck to warp or split.
Do you need help with your roof decking? Look no further than Kroll Construction. We have a team of industry professionals dedicated to providing only the best roofing solutions. To get started, call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form.