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Why Replacing Your Roof Decking Is Mission Critical

29 Sep 2014 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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How healthy is your roof decking?

When it comes to any commercial roofing repair and replacement, the health of a roofing deck is important to consider. For newer buildings the roof deck is still strong and intact, nothing to worry about outside of extremely rare circumstances and storm damage. That’s not always the case with older commercial roofs. The biggest issue with roof decking is neglect and ignorance from owners. Roof decking can deteriorate and compromise over time, causing big-time risks to your substructure and workspace below. Replacing your roof decking begins with a full inspection of the roof joints, decking, and rafters.

Severe weather can create abnormally-sized holes in commercial roofing tiles or metal roofing. It may also puncture deeper into the roof decking. Deeper roof bruising can translate into increased exposure to weather elements and moisture building up under roof decking. This added exposure can bring risks, like mold, water damage, and structural issues if left unchecked. Larger roof damage can add even more risks during roof inspection and repair. At that point Justin Tyler, logistics manager for CentiMark Co. in Charlotte says, “The biggest fear is falling through the roof, not falling off it.”

A certified inspection by a roofing professional, such as our experts at R&A Contracting, will evaluate your roof, including roof decking, to monitor potential water and weather invasion during future storms.

If your roof needs to be replaced, check with your R&A Contracting roof inspector to see their notes on your roof decking. We are committed to providing a thorough evaluation of your roof’s health, including the most important part: your roof decking. Call one of our R&A Contracting team members to schedule your on-site roof inspection today!

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO