The Roof Decking

Sep 8th

The roof decking is the material covering solid beams and provides a surface for attaching roofing such as shingles or steel roofing. The builders used many materials to the roof deck. Each of these materials has its own technical installation. Proper roof installation provides a safe that will withstand high winds and other meteorological phenomena.

Small Roof Decking
Small Roof Decking

Materials wood roof decking

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Typically, builders use plywood or oriented strand board (OSB for its acronym in English) for the hoods. These materials are sold in sheets of 4 x 8 foot (10 x 20.3 cm). Plywood or OSB 15/32 materials may be used if the beams are placed 16 inches apart, but materials used half inch (1.7 cm) for beams spaced 24 inches (60.9 cm). Wooden boards labeled as 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick, but commonly brushed to 4.3 inch (1.90 cm) are also used for the roof, which limits the boards 8 inches (20.3 cm) wide or narrower to prevent warping.

Catchers of the roof decking

The builders use nails or screws to hold the materials for the roof of wooden beams. 8d use of 2 1/2 inches long (6.35 cm), for most installations of plywood or OSB. The screws of the same length provide greater holding capacity than nails and are commonly used in areas prone to high winds or hurricane conditions.