Over time, both regular and extreme weather conditions can cause damage to your roofing shingles. Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop there. The component located below your shingles called the decking is also susceptible to damage. When left unchecked, damaged decking can lead to host a number of serious structural issues, and consequently, a shockingly-high service bill.
How Can Your Roof Decking Get Damaged?
Most times, roof decking is damaged by heavy snow loads, especially if the snow sits on the roof for extended periods of time, however this is not a concern for Florida homeowners. Areas where shingles are curling or missing as a result of old age, high winds or UV deterioration can also allow for damage to the decking. Another factor that can lead to damaged roof decking is excessive moisture due to poor ventilation in the attic. Vents allow hot air to escape, so when they fail to function properly, the attic will become warmer until it begins to affect the roofing system and cause the decking to warp.
Common Signs of a Damaged Roof Deck
While you’ll need the assistance of a roofing expert to accurately determine the scope of the damage to your roof decking, there are a few easy-to-spot symptoms you can look out for without having to climb onto your roof. Common signs of a damaged roof deck include:
Mold and mildew growth in your attic.
Roof sagging that’s visible from both the exterior and the interior.
Curling, buckling or missing shingles.
Deterioration around skylights, chimneys and other fixtures on your roof.
Should Your Roof Decking Be Repaired or Replaced?
When it comes to severe roof decking damage like rot, repair is not an option. The component must be fully replaced with a brand-new deck. The longer you put off deck replacement, the more problems it can create, such as stained drywall, waterlogged framing and water-damaged electrical systems, which are not only time-consuming to restore but also extremely expensive.
Whether you need to repair a minor roof leak or replace your entire roofing system, choose Bone Dry Roofing – Florida. No job is too big or too small for our skilled, experienced team. Contact us at (941) 343-5622, or fill out our convenient online form and one of our reliable representatives will get back to you shortly.