A roofing disaster can strike your property when you least expect it to happen. For instance, when you experience heavy rain, fallen tree branches, hailstorms, or strong winds in your neighborhood, your roof may get damaged, which will expose your family to harsh weather and create other costly consequences. A defective roof may collapse unexpectedly, which might leave you injured and homeless. Therefore, when your roof gets damaged, taking immediate action as a homeowner will protect your loved ones and possessions.
- The roof decking may also be referred to as the sheathing. It is the plywood underlayment that forms the base of the roof. Underlayment and shingles are attached to the decking, so it should never be exposed to the elements. Ideally, the decking will rarely require replacement and can be used under new shingles over and over again. Occasionally, though, damage can affect the decking. The following are types of damage that can necessitate the replacement of the decking.