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Sealed Roof Deck and Why You Should Consider it!

If your area is hit with severe weather, and your shingles (and other roof covers) are ripped off, not having your roof deck sealed then allows rain to pour into your home through gaps in the roof deck. In this situation not having your roof deck sealed can allow up to 60% of rainwater to enter the attic. A sealed roof deck can prevent this water entry as much as 95%!

What is a Sealed Roof Deck?

A sealed roof deck is a type of roofing system where the entire roof surface is covered with a waterproofing membrane, creating a completely sealed surface. This type of system is designed to prevent water infiltration and damage, as well as to provide additional protection against UV rays and other environmental factors. Sealed roof decks are commonly used in flat or low-slope roofing applications, and can be made from a variety of materials, including PVC, TPO, EPDM, and asphaltic coatings.

In addition to providing superior protection against water damage, sealed roof decks can also improve energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer through the roof. However, proper installation and maintenance are crucial to ensure that the roof remains watertight and functioning effectively. Sealed roof decks require regular inspections and upkeep to identify and address any potential issues, such as punctures or tears in the membrane, to prevent water damage and prolong the life of the roofing system.

What are the Options for Sealing Your Deck

There are a few options to choosing how to seal your roof deck. Check them out below to see what will work best for your budget.

  1. Tape and Underlayment

Self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen flashing tape, applied directly to the roof deck to all horizontal and vertical joints in the roof deck; then underlayment or a reinforced synthetic underlayment over the entire roof deck. This option is affordable and a great way to help reduce the water entry.

2. Fully-Adhered Layer

A full layer of self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen membrane (peel-and-stick) is installed over the entire roof deck. This option is more expensive than the first but offers a broad range of protection.

3.2-Layers of Felt

Install two (2) layers of qualifying underlayment. This is also an option that many homeowners choose to save money and can help tremendously with protection from water entering your attic.

4. Spray Foam

Install a closed-cell polyurethane spray foam applied to the underside of the roof sheathing at the joints between the sheathing panels and along all intersections between roof sheathing and all roof framing members. This option is the most expensive option available to homeowners. This offers exceptional protection on your decking.

Accurate Roofing Pros focuses on residential roofing including roof installation, roof replacement, roof repair, new roofs for homes and commercial buildings as well as leak repairs. Accurate Roofing Pro's goal is to provide customers with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices while delivering outstanding customer service.

If you are looking for high-quality work on your home at a fair price then contact us today!



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