The Anatomy of a Quality Roof Deck - Custom Installations

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The Anatomy of a Quality Roof Deck

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When completing a new roof installation, many homeowners and contractors focus their efforts solely on the type of shingles used. Although this an important factor to keep in mind, it is not the only one. It is also vital to consider the foundational structure which is below it too. The roof deck helps by providing the proper support needed for a long-lasting, durable roof. When considering roofing contractors, make sure to choose one that is committed to installing a proper roof deck using quality materials and craftsmanship.

Here are some things you should know about roof decks:

  • Roof decks are often constructed of wood or plywood. The plywood used for roof decking is typically called sheathing and is often stamped with both a load and span rating.
  • Roof decks provide support for insulation and waterproofing materials.
  • When roof decking becomes rotted it must be replaced as soon as possible. Early detection can help lessen the likelihood of leaks inside the home as well as prohibit mold and fungus growth in the area.
  • Roof decks should be adequately ventilated to prevent excess condensation within the space.

The next time you are in need of an experienced partner for your roof installation needs, consider one with a proven track record of quality craftsmanship such as Custom Installations. Since 1969, homeowners throughout the North Shore area have benefited from our commitment to excellence. We also provide siding and window installations, offer exterior home repair services and specialize in historic restorations.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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