Bad Plywood

A Structural Problem on Your Roof

Plywood is one of the key materials when it comes to securing shingles on a roof. Good, stable plywood helps the shingles last longer and helps to ensure a safe, secure and dry home for years to come. Although plywood is strong, and sturdy, its not impervious. By the very nature of its laminated construction, not every piece of plywood comes off the line perfect. Add to that the potential of water damage from a wet Fox Valley spring mixed with a small, long term leak seeping in and you can now have a potential structural problem with any individual sheet of plywood. Damaged or bad plywood can usually be noted by a telltale sagging of the roof line and an appearance of “sinking” shingles.

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If you should notice this damage in your Aurora area home, it’s an issue that is better addressed as quickly as possible. Depending on the original installation, the bad plywood can pull on the surrounding shingles and possibly break the protective underlayment in that area. This break can lead to leaks that you now notice in your home and can possibly affect the surrounding plywood.

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The correct way to remedy this problem is to remove the shingles from the entire affected area, replace the damaged pieces of plywood and recover with replacement shingles. Unfortunately this is generally not an inexpensive repair, but if left neglected it can turn very costly very quickly. Not only do you risk the increased possibility of water damage inside your home, continuous water infiltration can also contribute to a mold problem in your area home. This relatively simple repair can also extend the overall life of your roof if the rest of it is in good working order.

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NOTICING A ‘SAG’ ON YOUR ROOF, WANT TO GET IT RESOLVED? CALL US AT 630 898 3230 OR — USE OUR ONLINE ESTIMATE FORM AND LET US HELP YOU REPLACE THAT PLYWOOD ON YOUR ROOF!

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