Roof deck

Shingle roofs are generally installed over plywood decking. Most residential roof decks are 1/2″ plywood or Oriented Strand Board(OSB). Both types are acceptable for standard roofing applications in a non-coastal area. The picture here shows an OSB deck where the old shingles have been removed. When re-roofing a house it is important to make sure that the decking is clean and without damage.

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Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated lumber is the most common type of wood used for outdoor applications. It is a softwood lumber, typically southern yellow pine, that’s been chemically treated to resist rot, decay and termites. The boards are rolled into giant pressurized tanks where chemical preservatives are forced deep into the wood’s fibers. The result is an exterior-grade wood that’s ideal for building decks, fences, sheds, picnic tables, swing sets, and other outdoor projects.

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Tongue & Groove

The inside of this porch is finished using tongue and groove pine. We framed up the walls with pressure treated lumber than then covered it with the T&G boards. The trim was ripped from pine 1×8. The pine has a lot of character with the heavy grain and knots showing through.