The reality of a lot of newer homes is that sometimes they’re mass-produced and built too fast, meaning that roofing problems occur. If you are experiencing your first roofing issue or want to prevent one, you should understand that a roof has several elements. A lot of people assume that the two main parts of a roof are the gutters and shingles. However, what goes under the radar is roof sheathing. Today we’re going to discuss what roof sheathing is and its benefits.
Roof sheathing is also known as roof decking. It’s the durable and thick layer of wood boards that attach to your roof’s trusses and joints. A professional roofing company attaches the shingles to these wood boards or planks.
Plywood or oriented strand board (abbreviated OSB) comprises the makeup of sheathing. Both of these are wooden materials, but OSB is a more lightweight material. It is also a more affordable option. Plywood, on the other hand, rates higher in durability and makes a roof much heavier. A lot of professional roofing companies prefer OSB unless they’re using plywood to match the heaviness of the other materials that they use. It’s typical and best practice for professional roofing companies to use concrete or slate roofing tiles with plywood versus OSB.
Sheathing boards help to strengthen a home’s roof. It offers a durable support system to ensure that a roof has a solid foundation. Other benefits include the prevention of leaks, roof support, and fire prevention.
If you believe that your roof isn’t up-to-par, then contact a professional and expert roofing company like us today.
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Baltimore County as well as Howard and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.
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