Common Question: Why Is It Important to Re-nail the Roof Deck?

An overlooked, but extremely important, part of your roof are the nails used to fasten your roof deck. Over time, these nails can become loose or damaged and need to be re-nailed. In this article, the A.O. Roofing team will take a closer look at re-nailing decking.

Renailing Decking: Why It’s Important and How It’s Done

Weather, roof traffic, and general aging all loosen nails over time. Due to this, re-nailing needs to be done periodically, most often during a roof replacement, but also after severe weather events or a part of routine maintenance. 

The process ensures the decking has a stable, strong base for the roofing materials that will go on top of it, like underlayment and shingles. Otherwise, your new roof can become easily compromised, creating a slew of problems, including structural issues. 

Your roofer will first inspect your roof deck to identify damaged or loose nails, and they may remove old roofing materials in the process, especially if doing a roof replacement. They’ll then go through your roof decking and replace old nails, ensuring the roof is severely fastened. If any sections of the roof deck are damaged, they’ll likely need to be replaced before re-nailing. 

Benefits of Re-nailing

Re-nailing your roof deck provides many benefits, such as:

  • Preventing future roof failures and ensuring the longevity of your roof by reducing movement and wear
  • Saving you money on repair costs in the long term by improving durability and longevity
  • Ensuring a uniform, stable, and aesthetically pleasing roof
  • Enhancing resistance to uplift from strong winds
  • Ensuring compliance with building codes and insurance requirements

Because of this, re-nailing your deck during a roof replacement is highly recommended. 

Security With Longevity and Durability

The nails in your roof deck are essential for the structural integrity of your roof, and re-nailing ensures your roof deck can keep protecting your home for years to come. Need re-nailing or other roofing services? Contact A.O. Roofing Services today to get started with a free estimate. 

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