Rot Damage Roofs

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Rot Damage Roofs

One issue that can lead to serious roof damage is rot.

Roof repairs can catch you off guard. Issues leading to roof repair can go unnoticed for quite some time. The key to keeping your home safe is to find and repair damage as promptly as possible.

One issue that can lead to serious roof damage is rot. Rotted roof decking not only weakens your roofing system, but also creates other problems. Mold and mildew can grow in rotting areas and spread quickly. When your roofing system is installed, a layer is placed over the decking and under the shingles. This layer helps waterproof your roof. When shingles are lifted or damaged during storms or by debris, this underlayer can become vulnerable. The edges of your roof and the seams of your roof are areas of particular concern. Water can begin to seep underneath the waterproofing layer and penetrate the decking of your roof. Continued water leaking onto the decking will cause the wood to soften and rot. This can be even more dangerous as the seasons change. A large snowfall adding extra weight to your roof could cause a collapse if your decking has begun to rot. 

It is important to protect your home and roof from severe damage due to rotting. Frequent inspections can help you spot damage before it is too late. Once you find rot damage on your roof, you may need professional help to complete effective repairs. Rotted roof decking cannot be repaired, it must be replaced. Your whole roof could need replacing or just a section, depending on the amount of damage to the decking. Accent Roofing of Amarillo has the experience you need to navigate repairing and replacing your rotted roof decking. Their professionals can help you make the best decisions to protect your home from further damage.

To begin, you must determine the location of the damage. Accent Roofing specialists can help you. The interior of the home should be inspected. On wet or rainy days, stained drywall or wood could indicate a leak. Once the leak area has been identified, shingles will need to be removed from the area. After the area is cleared, the old, rotting decking will need to be removed. Then a new piece of decking will need to be measured and cut. The next part of the repair requires the seams to be sealed and covered. Finally a waterproofing layer and felt will be added, followed by the shingles. The staff at Accent Roofing can complete this process quickly and ensure that the repair is properly secured in order to keep your home safe.

When dealing with rot damage on your roof, it is important to keep in mind that wood rot does not happen overnight. It is a gradual process. Yearly roofing inspections can help you detect wood rot in a timely manner and allow for quick repairs. Your roof offers your home and family protection from the storms around you. Improperly vented roofing systems can allow rot to take hold of your roof. Moisture will become trapped in your roof, creating the perfect environment for rot. Proper venting keeps moisture level in your home, discouraging rot.

For all of your roofing needs, Accent Roofing of Amarillo is there for you. We can perform roofing inspections to locate damage in a timely manner. Our professional staff is dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction and well-being. For help repairing rot damage on your roof, you can call Accent Roofing today.