A leaking or damaged flat roof over living space or even a garage sometimes serves as a deck too. As a well-respected Pacific Northwest roofing contractor, SFW Construction is very skilled in repairing these types of decks, or flat roofs. Typically, water can safely pass through deck boards to the ground and as long as your boards and posts are protected and maintained, your deck will last a long time. If your deck is above living space, it must be sealed and flashed on the sides and where it attaches to the house.
Prevent Mold, Mildew, And Dry Rot
If water is able to penetrate the outer layer of your deck/roof through faulty seals or the deck ledger and get past the protective exterior products of your deck/roof. As a result, you can end up with water damage, mold, mildew, and eventually, if left untreated, dry rot. If you suspect your deck/flat roof has been compromised, make sure to hire a flat roof repair contractor who specializes in all aspects of the job: roofing (specifically flat roof repairs), decking, water-resistant barrier repairs, and dry rot repairs.