Going Down To The Decking

May 11, 2020

On your roof, there are 3 layers of weather barrier to protect interior air space and your home’s living areas:

  • Roof Deck
  • Underlayment
  • Roofing Shingles

Your roof decking – typically an OSB, or plywood sheet mechanically fastened to the rafters. It is imperative to have a healthy substrate to fasten shingles to. In some states, it is required by law to remove an old roof system to the decking when replacing a roof. In Texas, it is not required by law for roofing contractors to go down to the decking.

Underlayment is historically a rolled asphalt felt product, but Roofing Solutions always upgrades our customers to a more efficient breathing Synthetic Felt Underlayment – pattern nailed with soft cap nails to the roof deck

Shingles are typically the focal point of our residential customers roofs. There are several choices our good customers have here in the metroplex …

  • Asphalt shingles: This is the type of roof most homeowners first think of when envisioning a roofing project. The three-tab asphalt shingle is most commonly used for economic value. However, even though most only offer a 20 or 25 year warranty on their 3 tabs, Roofing Solutions can still achieve a 30 year warranty in the Traditional Three Tab Shingle market for our good customers should you desire the Traditional shingle on your property.
  • Architectural shingle: Similar to an asphalt shingle, the architectural shingle is made to be thicker and the layers are staggered to give the roof a more architectural look. These shingles are slightly more expensive than asphalt shingles.

Roofing Solutions offers you many choices in the type and manufacturer of your roofing shingles to enhance your home and protect you from bad weather-related events.

Roofing Solutions will ensure a quality roof and peace of mind.

We will accommodate your request as it relates to removing felt to the decking. It is our preference to remove all materials and get a good visual of the roof deck, especially should we identify potential soft spots, an inadequately ventilated roof deck and on older homes. We will be providing our warranty based on the condition of this roof deck so we want to be sure and keep our percentages high in the way of optimum performance and results on your behalf.

We will accommodate your request should you wish to simply add an additional layer of felt to provide you with multiple layers of underlayment. As long as we are comfortable with the substrate and our results for you.

Whatever your desire is, Roofing Solutions will Provide You Quality Service, and we will Produce Quality Results to ensure your investment dollar is maximized whenever we assist to accomplish your property improvements and upgrades.