With every storm season in Raleigh, NC comes an army of roofers canvassing the neighborhoods. There are yard signs galore and construction projects daily. Before signing with the first roofing contractor available, we strongly recommend you do your research.
With hurricane season comes a lot of complications: Roof leaks, tree damage, insurance claims, and endless door-to-door solicitors and mailbox inserts. (Side note: We never go door-to-door. We think it’s annoying, too.)
Don’t roof leaks have the worst timing? Your life is already so busy, the last thing you want to deal with is a wet ceiling. To prepare you for any present or future leaks, we’ve put together a little (or not so little, more like a super thorough) guide for you.
For every roof, there is roof decking. This is the very bottom layer of your roofing system. Typically, it is comprised of many 7/16 OSB sheathing boards nailed into the rafter system of the roof. Every roofing contractor should replace rotted or damaged boards when they replace your roof. Unfortunately, many don’t.