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Rotted Roof Sheathing and What to Do About It

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Severe Sheathing Damage

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.

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Happy National Roofing Week!

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National Roofing Week Image

Along with the National Roofing Contractors Association, we’d like to wish you a Happy National Roofing Week! 

With roofs always “going over our heads”, it’s easy to take them for granted and forget about them, but they protect EVERYTHING in your space–whether it’s your home, your office, or your school!

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3-Tab vs. Architectural: A Quick Run-Down

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3-tab versus architectural visual side by side

Definitions:

3-tab shingles became the standard roofing material in the 1950s. They are single strips of shingles with a single layer of asphalt. They have a flat appearance and have almost a 2-D brick pattern when you see them on a full roof. They got their name from how the shingle pieces are cut into three tabs per shingle (see below). 

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How do sunlight and high temperatures affect my roof?

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sunlight on roof causing high temperatures

On a hot sunny day, the temperatures of a traditional roof can be more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the outside temperature! On some days, you could even fry an egg on your roof. However, we don’t recommend it. It doesn’t taste good.

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How much will a roof replacement cost?

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Asphalt shingle roof example
CertainTeed Landmark Driftwood

So you need a new roof. The first question you are probably asking is, “How much does a roof replacement cost?” Great question! Obviously, it depends on the size and complexity of your roof. However, this diagram below outlines the standard costs of roof replacements by material.

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