This Shawnee, KS home has some serious Decking/Sheeting Telegraphs going on. What does that mean? Look at the picture above and you can literally see the outline of the 4×8′ sheeting that was installed on this home. What causes this? There are a couple of things that can cause this and the first one that when they were installing the decking/sheeting the installer did not leave the proper spacing between the sheeting. There is supposed to be at least a 1/8″ spacing between the sheeting to allow for the expansion and contraction that occurs throughout the year as seasons change. If you but the decking/sheeting too tight then this is what happens. How do you know if you have the proper spacing when installing new decking/sheeting? There are H clips made for this specific purpose that allows for proper 1/8″ spacing throughout the entire roofline that will help ensure that this telegraphing doesn’t happen. Take a look at this picture below to see what the H clips look like.
The other thing that is cause this extensive telegraphing is the lack of ventilation. Over 90% of the homes in the Kansas City area are not properly vented and this creates hot air circulating in the attic which eventually causes condensation and decking/sheeting issues. To ensure that you have proper ventilation give us a call at American Roofing & Renovations Inc. and let us evaluate your home. We also provide annual maintenance inspections that help pinpoint issues like this before it becomes a costly repair. Stay tuned for some more informational blogs and check out this related blog http://www.kansascityroofs.com/?p=244 and remember that if you are an informed homeowner then you can ensure that roofing and/or other house issues will be minimized on your Kansas City home. Remember ” You Can Always Count On American”