How to Tell if Your Roof Deck Is Damaged

Your shingles are supported by the roof decking. Maintaining a healthy roof and a dry house depends on the condition of your roof decking. It connects every part of your roofing structure; that’s why it is important to keep your roof deck in good shape. Damaged roof decking will compromise the integrity of your roof. That said, it helps to know how to detect a damaged roof deck.  

How to Tell if Your Roof Deck Is Damaged

Signs of a Damaged Roof Deck

The roof decking is located above the rafters. Its boards are usually made of oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood. The following signs may indicate roof decking damage:

  • Roof leaks
  • Walls and ceilings with stains
  • Sagging ceilings or rooflines
  • Several holes in the roof
  • A mold- and mildew-infested attic
  • Damaged flashing around the chimney
  • Unexplained increase in heating or cooling bills 
  • Curling or buckling shingles
  • Damage to skylights, vent pipes, chimneys and other roof fixtures

Hire a Trusted Professional to Replace Your Roof Deck, Not Repair

The only way to repair a rotted roof deck is to replace it entirely. When damaged roof decking isn’t replaced, it can lead to more problems and costly repairs. Make sure to replace your damaged roof decking with the help of a roofing professional. 

Roof deck repairs are often risky and more expensive because they cannot guarantee that the problem is addressed fully. A damaged roof deck can lead to more problems or recurring issues. That’s why a roof deck replacement is usually the best option. 

When it comes to repairing or replacing your roof, you need a roofing professional that installs quality products. At Sterling Exteriors, we only use durable roofing materials from trusted manufacturers to ensure your roof will last and withstand the elements. Call us at (513) 685-8055, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment. We serve clients in Cincinnati, Loveland and Newtown, OH.