Dry Rot

The Danger of Dry Rot: How to Prevent and Repair Damage to Your Home


Protect the Structural Integrity of Your Home

Dry rot is a serious problem that can cause significant damage to your home if left untreated.  As a dry rot repair contractor, we want to help you understand the signs of dry rot, how to prevent it, and what to do if you suspect you have a problem.

What is Dry Rot?

Dry rot is a type of fungal decay that can affect […]

The Danger of Dry Rot: How to Prevent and Repair Damage to Your Home2023-06-30T18:41:43+00:00

Are You in Need of Dry-Rot Repair?


Dry-rot is a fungal decay of wood that needs three things: the fungal spores, moisture and food (the wood in your house). Fungal spores can be found anywhere.  The food you probably are wanting to keep in its current location. That leaves moisture as the easiest thing to eliminate.

Are You in Need of Dry-Rot Repair?2023-06-30T17:49:25+00:00

Dry Rot Repair: Roof & Gutters


Maintaining your roof & gutters is your best defense against dry rot repairs. Reputable contractors will only do dry-rot repairs on a “time and materials” basis unless it is absolutely clear on what is being fixed and what is not. A a home owner, you might be nervous about signing a blank check when it comes to repairs, but that is where the reputation of your contractor is paramount.

Dry Rot Repair: Roof & Gutters2023-03-02T22:01:25+00:00

Improper Flashing Leads to Dry Rot


After repairing storm damage on a clients roof, the owner asked us to look into the cause of some dry rot. When dry rot occurs, the fungi break down cellulose and hemicellulose, the components which give the wood strength and resilience. We found that almost all the roof penetrations were improperly flashed by the original roof installer which led to dry rot in multiple layers of the roof structure.

Improper Flashing Leads to Dry Rot2023-03-02T22:00:52+00:00
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