Key Benefits of a Sound Roof Deck
- Safely resist impact loads, such as a pile of shingles.
- Hold uniform loads, such as heavy snow and support the roofing materials and worker.
- Provide resistance to wind force and securing the roofing fasteners.
- Provide resistance to expansion / contraction and is dimensionally stable.
Roof Deck Repairs and Carpentry
- Roof Deck Repairs
- Rafter Repairs
- Wood Fascia and Wood Soffit Repairs
- Insulated Base Systems
What is a Roof Deck?
The roof deck is part of the structural surface over which the roofing materials are applied. The roof deck surface should be a smooth solid surface which permits all roof covering to be securely fastened. Acceptable roof decks include but are not limited to:
- Plywood Min 3/8’s up to ¾”
- OSB – Oriented Strand Board
- Wood Deck Sheathing Roof Boards 6” Tongue and Grove (T&G)
- Com-Ply Panels
- Pre-Assembled Nailable Insulated Ventilated Decks
Why is the underside of the roof deck a good place to find roofing problems?
When performing an attic inspection, a great place to look for problems is on the underside of the roof deck. Inspecting the underside of the roof deck is like taking an X-Ray. Finding some of the following problems can help you identify and locate roof leaks, moisture problems and attic ventilation concerns. Some of the following problems may indicate roofing problems:
- Black stains around the roof nails that penetrate the roof deck
- Problem Attic Ventilation – Insulation
- Large Black Stains or Mold Spoors
- Problem Attic Ventilation -Roof Leaks
- Water Stain running down a rafter or around a roof penetration
- Problem Roof Leak -Ice Damming-Animal Damage-Wind Driven Rains
How Much Repair Work will be Needed Beyond the Roof Covering?
When removing and repairing roof sections it’s important to take the time to evaluate the substrate to ensure the roof deck will securely receive the fasteners. At the very least, apply waterproofing adhesives that will secure the new roof coverings to last the life of the existing roofing materials.
When should I Contact a Professional to Evaluate my Roof Structure?
If you’re not sure about the condition or the quality the roof substrate, if you haven’t been in your attic recently and you’re still not sure what to look for… you could be experiencing problems and not even know it. Contact a professional who understands how these components work together as a system, and how they impact your home’s performance, so they can help you identify your needs.
Contact us today to book a service call with one of our professionals to inspect and asses your needs. You will be glad you did!
Rapid Roof Repair is a licensed roofing company serving residential and commercial customers in the city for several years now. As a fully insured roofing contractor, we have the skills and expertise to handle any type of roofing project, big or small. We proudly offer high quality roof repair, replacement and maintenance services to homeowners and businesses throughout DFW and the surrounding areas.
We specialize in handling all of your roof repairs and roof replacement at an affordable price rapidly. We provide residents with free estimates, and emergency roof repair services. If you are on a budget, our roofing contractors provide quality roof repairs and roof replacement at an affordable price.
The team at Rapid Roof Repair provides business owners, property managers, and home owners with superior services at craftmanship. We believe that your roof is an important asset that requires the skill and care of a contractor that you can partner with. Your best interest is always at our heart.
When you work with our team, you are not just another caller – you are treated like family. We understand that your project can seem overwhelming, so we will help you through each step of the process and make you feel confident in our services.
What Roofing Services Do RAPID ROOF REPAIR Offer ?
Our company employs a staff of highly trained technicians that are dedicated full time to roofing repair, cleaning, and maintenance. We specialize in all Roof Systems and Roof Related Components:
From re-roofing to skylight replacement, we have the tools to tackle just about any repairs you may need. In addition, we can repair most roof types, including tile, shingle and slate roofs:
Reroof all composition, treated shake roofs & PVC single ply membrane for Flat roofs, Tear off all roof types, Chimney reflashing and counter flashing, Repairing loose shingles and shingle nail pops, Skylights: Replacement and re-flashing, Dry rot: replacement and repair, SPECIALTY ROOFING, MATERIALS, Clay Tile
Roof Deck Repairs
The process begins with a simple phone call to the insurance company. You just inform the person on the phone that you would like to file a hail damage claim. They will ask a few identifying questions, and take your information. An insurance adjuster will be assigned to your claim, and will contact you to set up an appointment. Let us know when the adjuster is coming, and we’ll meet them there to represent you!
You cannot be penalized for a storm damage claim, however, the reality is that a hail storm causes damage to an entire area, which will likely result in increased premiums for all homeowners in the area, it makes sense to take advantage of the coverage provided by the insurance company.
Its unlikely but maybe your lucky, Hail doesn’t usually skip houses it covers the entire area. It is very unlikely that your neighbors would have damage, yet your home or business would not. If your claim has been denied, give us a call. We’ll come inspect the property, find any damage that is there, and walk you through the next steps. If the claim was denied, that’s not the end of the story. There are other steps we can take to help get your property restored