As we approach the final weeks of the summer, many homeowners feel as if
their roof decks have cleared another season of outdoor activities and
sunny lounging outside their home. However, the passing of another summer
does not mean your roof deck should be ignored until next May rolls around.
The fall brings the rainy season and any wear and tear that your roof deck
suffered over the summer could spell disaster later on if it becomes exposed
to moisture intrusion. Below, let's look at some of the things you
can do to treat your roof deck and ensure that it's ready to face
this October and November and provide long-lasting integrity for years to come.
Inspect Your Deck
Even if you've only noticed small signs of wear and tear to your deck
over the course of the summer, a deck inspection is advised. It may seem
as if small cracks or rust discoloration are only cosmetic flaws, but
they could lead to serious leaking issues—or signs that your roof
deck is already experiencing internal moisture intrusion.
If you have noticed leaking in your roof deck—or an inspection has
revealed moisture intrusion issues—then repairs and resealing could
be in order. Homeowners usually know that when they spot leaks, repairs
are needed immediately, but subtle signs, such as excessive ponding water
or soft spots in the deck surface, may indicate that the deck is already
experiencing moisture intrusion that will only get worse with more rain.
In some cases, roof decks have experienced extensive internal and external
water intrusion damage that cannot be remedied with traditional repairs.
In these cases, it is recommended that the roof deck be rebuilt. This
may seem drastic to some homeowners, but serious leaking and rot damage
cannot only make a roof deck dangerous, it can also expose more of the
home to significant water damage, as well.
DeckTech, Inc. our San Luis Obispo deck contractors have been inspecting, repairing,
and building quality roof decks for more than 25 years. If you're
looking for honest, experienced, and licensed professionals to assess
your roof deck before the upcoming rainy reason, then our team is ready
to hear from you.
Call us at (805) 250-4498 today!