Hello all. I wanted to get some professional opinions on a broken section of plywood I noticed in my roof.
I just purchased a new home and was in my attic for a wire running job when I noticed this huge break in the roof decking. I was not able to make it to the damaged area to inspect fully but I plan to take a closer look when I have better footing for my attic.
If the underlayment is intact, would I be able to just reinforce the broken section with a 2x4?
The previous owner (an investor/remodeling company) paid for the new roof and the warranty is supposed to be transferred to me. I am planning to call the contractor but I’d like to gather as much information as I can before making that call. I also suspect there may be other areas and I want to log them all first.
Any help here is appreciated
Should be visible from the outside. Is it under a dead gable maybe?
Yeah, I was also thinking it’s dead space above there. Otherwise it should be super viable from outside.
You guys might be right. There is an added section of roof (not sure on the term) in that area for an overhang for the porch. I looked at it from the outside today and I didn’t notice any major indentation in the roof. I will try to climb up there tomorrow and see if I notice any soft spots in that general area.
Out of curiosity, what is it that made you think it was a dead gable?
The valley? rafter running to the left in the pic. Shingles will conform to the deck, you would have had a big leak there by now.
This is the overhang I was mentioning from an old Zillow picture.
I don’t know if it really extends out to where that hole is at, but I will check it as soon as I can. Seems odd because that red coloring looks like underpayment to me. And it really has not rained much since the roof was put in over the summer.
Yeah so I went up there today and a small area in that general vicinity is slightly indented into a bowl shape. I tested to see how sturdy it is by slapping that section and comparing to another area and it’s definitely a softer feel than the rest.
I need to double check in the attic but I’m almost sure it’s that broken section.