‘tis the season for South Carolinians to bring their houses back to top shape, and one of the main concerns among homeowners and contractors right now is the roof. Despite how simple it seems, the roof is much, much more than just shingles, tiles, or metal panels. Roof systems include dormers, trusses, underlayment, and several other essential parts which roofing contractors need to inspect regularly.
One important part of the roof that needs the same level of professional attention as all the rest is the roof deck. Roofing Magazine explains just how crucial the roof deck’s role is:
The roof deck is the backbone and an integral component of all roofing systems. Its main function is to provide structural support for the roof system and, therefore, is a building element that needs to be designed by a licensed design professional because proper support of the roofing above is critical to the roof system’s success.
Roof decks also add thermal performance and fire resistance and ratings, provide slope for drainage and enhance wind-uplift performance. They must accommodate building movement and often determine the attachment method of the vapor retarder, insulation and membrane.
All this is why the roof deck needs to be part of the roof inspection process—not just because it adds aesthetic appeal to the interior of the house, but because it can make or break the overall performance of the roof structure. Keep in mind that roof deck maintenance is best done by a professional Charleston roofer.
CMS Roofing, one of the leading roofers in Charleston SC, is a fully licensed and insured contractor offering a full range of roofing services at affordable rates. They are committed to delivering quality workmanship on all their roofing projects and have solid partnerships with GAF, Carlisle, HydroStop, and more of the country’s biggest manufacturers of roofing materials.
(Article Excerpt and Image From Fall Roof Decks: Don’t Underestimate the Backbone of the Roof System, roofingmagazine.com)