Roof Decking – the protective layer

This week is Part 1 of our four-part series.

Roof decking is the supporting sheets of plywood attached to the framing of your home or building that the shingles are placed on. Roof decking needs to be a solid substrate to secure the shingles to and to uphold a high volume of snow. Most roof decking is created with a layer of plywood, but other materials such as a plywood composite or metal can be used depending on the application.

Houses that were built 20 years ago may not have as thick a plywood as we use today or have larger spaced trusses that create weak or bowed centres. Making sure that the roof decking is in good condition is one of the most important aspects of any roof work as it functions as the protective layer that seals your home or building from the weather.

Our professionals can install new roof decking or remove and replace old roof decking. You may want to consider replacing the roof decking for a more durable long lasting roof. DiamondCut Roofing sources the highest-quality materials available to give you and our materials are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty so you can have peace of mind.

Contact us today at (587) 229-8076 to get your free estimate. DiamondCut Roofing is happy to take on any roof decking installation.