Any project involving your roof requires careful budgeting. However, there are a few problems that can catch you off-guard and add to the overall cost of your project. Before any work starts on your roof, have it checked for the following problems.
Damaged or Rotten Decking
Because the deck lies underneath the underlayment, damage to the decking often goes unnoticed until it’s time to replace the other components on top of it. Unfortunately, damaged or rotten decking can be structurally weak, so it has to be repaired before new shingles can be installed over it.
Inadequate or Weak Decking
In some cases, the decking is intact, but still not strong enough to support the weight of newer, heavier shingles. If this is the case, the entire decking may have to be replaced to avoid the risk of the roof collapsing on its own weight. Roof repair experts say that this type of problem can cost even more than fixing damaged decking.
The Importance of Regular Inspections
Unexpected decking issues can be avoided if you stay on top of roof maintenance. For example, having a roofer check your roof for signs of problems once or twice a year should be more than enough to help detect problems like the ones mentioned above before the damage worsens and costs more to repair.
Working With Local Contractors
When having the deck fixed, we strongly recommend working with local residential roofing companies. In addition to being aware of common problems that plague roofing systems in your area and its specific climate, they’re also aware of local building regulations so you can be sure that the installation will be done “by the book.”
Have your roof replacement carried out by the best in the area. Universal Roofing & Exteriors is the leading roofing company in Carmel and Zionsville, IN. Call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.