Interior and Exterior Dry Rot Repairs
No qualms about it, Portland is wet. Whether the source is construction defects, failed exterior paint, or a long term leak, moisture can cause devastating damage to your home through the wood rot process. SFW Contracting LLC, one of Portland’s most trusted General Contractors, can help you tackle your interior or exterior dry rot repair.
What is dry rot and how does it affect your home? Is wood rot repair important? Dry rot doesn’t have to cost an outrageous amount! Rot is the leading cause of damage in wood structures in and around the Portland Area. Dry rot which has also been called brown rot, wood rot, and even wet rot, can bring on other symptoms like mold and mildew. This is because dry rot is actually a fungi which can grow with no obvious source of moisture. In fact, this strange fungus can grow simply from moisture in the air. This makes dry rot difficult to spot prior to its spreading and impossible to predict. As it grows, the fungi literally eats away at the wood leaving the wood dark and crumbly. It can even be crushed into small chips or powder with your bare hand. Once dry rot starts to spread within a structure, it doesn’t stop.
Dry rot can infiltrate your home via interior and exterior sources because it can infest any wooden structure such as posts, beams, kitchen and bathroom floors and walls, deck framing, deck boards, eaves, roofs, foundations, sill plates, and cripple walls. You might find it near damaged gutters, in basements or crawl spaces, in bathroom flooring, or any number of places where there may be moisture. Dry rot can can quickly cause significant and expensive structural damage, so it’s best to get it taken care of early.
SFW Construction LLC can find and repair any dry rot found inside or outside your home. If the rot has damaged your siding, we can replace and repair that too, as well as paint any affected areas after the repairs are made. We are also a roofing contractor and can make any necessary roof repairs. Many companies will offer just one of these services, but as a full-service home remodeling company, we excel at many.
Our specialty, however, is locating and repairing structures in and around the house compromised by dry rot. The first step is locating the SOURCE of the dry rot and making whatever fixes are necessary to prevent it from reoccurring. Then we’ll repair and/or replace the affected wood (and if necessary, the siding, flooring, etc.) so that your house is as good as new. Very few Oregon contractors can match our experience when it comes to rot repair and remediation!
Signs That Your Home May Have a Dry Rot Problem
- You notice wood beginning to shrink, darken, or crack.
- You can easily penetrate wood surfaces with a screw driver.
- There is a musty odor present. Dry rot thrives in damp environments and a musty smell is a potential indicator of fungus.
- Wood surfaces are covered in something resembling the skin of a mushroom, or mold.
If any of these signs are present, particularly in a potentially damp area of the house, it’s imperative that you arrange to have a dry rot repair expert take a look. Ignoring it just means the rot is likely to spread and a relatively small issue can turn into a major one–with major associated costs!
SFW Construction specializes in identifying dry rot issues and fixing them right. Give us a call today and see why we’re known throughout the Portland, Oregon area and beyond as THE company to call for dry rot repairs!
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