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Preparing the Roof Deck


Preparing the Roof Deck

Preparing the Roof Deck – Roof Crafters

In roofing, nothing is more critical than preparing the surface under the shingles. If there is damage below the shingles, the best thing to do is to tear them off. Roof Crafter’s trained professionals will use specially designed roofing tear-off shovels to remove the existing roofing materials. We will make sure to get rid of all waste and debris from the roof deck and then sweep it clean. Roof Crafters understands how important it is to pay attention to all roofing details.

  • Nothing is more critical in roofing than preparing the surface under the shingles
  • When old materials are removed you will have a clean deck allowing you to see problems easily
  • Use specially designed roofing tear off shovels to remove existing roofing materials
  • Failure to use dry materials can cause failure that will distort the underlying roof

In roofing, nothing is more critical than preparing the surface under the shingles. When the old materials are removed with a roof tear-off, you will have a clean deck that allows you to see any possible problems. If there is damage below the shingles, the best thing to do is to tear them off. It is much more difficult to know what is underneath when an old roof is still in place. The deck could have problems that need to be addressed. This will affect not only the look of the roof, but also the performance.

Cedar shakes, tile, or slate roofs must be torn off before installing asphalt shingles. Roof Crafter‘s trained professionals will use specially designed roofing tear-off shovels to remove the existing roofing materials. Good tools will ensure that the tear-off goes faster and easier. Pry bars will be used to carefully remove galvanized soil stacks and vent flashing. We will make sure to get rid of all waste and debris from the roof deck and then sweep it clean.

Any empty spaces in the roof will be filled in with new boards in order to provide a smooth nailing surface for the asphalt shingles. If the deck needs replacing, high-quality exterior-grade plywood, sheathing boards, or Engineered Wood Association approved exterior-grade, non-veneer structural panels will be used. We will make sure that the decking we install is dry, because failure to use dry materials can result in deck movement that will distort the overlying roofing materials.

Watch the video for additional information about preparing the roof deck.

If you are looking to change the appearance of your home or business by installing a new roof, or your current roof is in need of repairs, get in touch with Roof Crafters. We are the leading roofing company in the Savannah, GA, area.