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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

How To Install Roof Decking When Repairing A Water Leak

by Martha Soto

If your home's asphalt shingle roof has developed a leak, then it is important to fix the damage before the next major storm blows through your area. A leaking roof always degrades its underlying plywood sheeting. While the plywood sheeting under your roof can tolerate a bit of moisture, plywood that has been repeatedly soaked with stormwater needs to be replaced or it will rot. If you don't quickly fix the leak, then the wood rot will spread and greatly increase your repair bill. 

Since your roof has leaked into the plywood sheeting, you need to know how to properly replace it without damaging the structure of your house and without negatively affecting the water-tightness of your roof. To do so correctly, follow this simple procedure:

Remove the Damaged Shingles and Affected Tar Paper

Start this roofing repair by removing all of the shingles from the area near the leak. You also need to remove the tar paper from the existing decking. Remove everything that appears it has gotten wet and when you are finished you want a square or rectangular area of decking to remove.

Cut Out the Damaged Decking with a Circular Saw

Once you have removed the damaged shingles and tar paper, then cut out the damaged plywood sheeting using a circular saw. Set your circular saw's blade to the exact same depth as the thickness of the plywood to avoid damaging the underlying rafters and cross supports.

Fix Structural Issues with Rafters

If you damage a rafter or batten, then sister it together with a fresh piece of wood for a solid mounting platform for you decking patch area

Measure and Cut New Plywood

Measure the hole in your roof and cut out a new piece of plywood to fit the void. 

Attach the New Decking Using Galvanized Nails

Place the new deck material in the void and attach it to the underlying rafters using galvanized nails. Galvanized nails are necessary for this project because if they happen to get wet, then they will not rust. 

Replace the Tar Paper and Asphalt Shingles

Once the new decking is nailed in place, then you need to install replacement tar paper. The new sheet of tar paper should go under the top shingles and over the lower ones to prevent future leaks.

Finally, install the new asphalt shingles by working upward and lacing them into the existing roof. Contact a company like Ray's Accurate Roofing for more information and assistance.