Dry Rot and Siding Repair Contractor
Targeted Siding Repairs • Dry Rot Remediation • Window Leak Repair
Targeted Siding Repairs, Dry Rot Repair, Window Leak Repair
Tired Of Putting Off Those Dry Rot And Siding Repairs?
Founded in 2005 with a long and growing list of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers, we are the most experienced siding contractor in Portland specializing in siding repairs and siding replacement, dry rot repairs, leaking skylights, window leaks, window installations, lead paint removal, and exterior painting. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for the best siding repair contractor—certified and trained in the latest product applications and installation techniques.
“I had a leaky window, and SFW was fantastic at resolving the issue. Water was getting behind the siding due to improper construction when it was initially built. SFW Construction sent two carpenters to my house. They quickly determined the root cause of the issue, explained what they would do to fix it—and gave me a ballpark estimate of what it would cost. They then went to work to start fixing the leaking window. They exceeded my expectations, and the cost was a little under the ballpark estimate I was given. Very professional, considerate, and didn’t waste any time or materials. I will not hesitate to contact SFW again. They are absolutely fantastic!”
— Tim, April 2023
Is your siding damaged or showing signs of dry rot? We Can Help.
Targeted Siding Repairs
Why Siding Repairs Are Paramount
Siding is the first layer of defense in your home’s building envelope system. Your siding protects your moisture barrier, flashing, and other waterproofing components.
In short, it keeps the water out and protects the structural components from dry rot—designed to prolong the life of the outer layer of your home.
Neglecting Siding Repairs Can Result In Dry Rot
In wet climates, its critical to keep all that moisture out of your home. If water can penetrate your building envelope, it can lead to other issues, such as mold and mildew, dry rot, and structural damage.
Siding defects and damages can be a direct path to moisture intrusion. Siding repairs need to be taken care of as soon as possible by a qualified, experienced siding repair contractor who understands how to execute a targeted repair properly.
Dry Rot Remediation
Dry Rot Is A Leading Cause Of Damage In Wood Structures
We offer a lasting solution to dry rot by isolating the source of moisture intrusion and repairing the rotted structure. With surgical precision, our dry rot repair crews will safely cut out and eliminate the areas affected by dry rot.
Furthermore, we have the experience and training to ensure that the water-borne fungus will never come back to harm you or your home again!
Neglecting Dry Rot Can Lead To Structural Problems
If a screwdriver or knife can easily penetrate your structure you could have dry rot. We are professionals at uncovering the root cause and fixing a variety of exterior siding, wood framing, and structural issues with your home.
The rain in Oregon and Washington can penetrate the siding of your home and cause dry rot in wood studs, beams, joists, rafters, or trusses. This doesn’t mean you have to start over. It just means you need a dry rot contractor who can perform a targeted siding repair as well.
Window Leak Repair Experts
Many homes in the Pacific Northwest are built by cutting corners, without the best products—and improperly installed by unskilled people. Even if they do have the best products, many Portland siding contractors lack the knowledge and craftsmanship to do the job right—the first time. When it comes to weatherproofing homes in the Pacific Northwest, knowing how to and executing a comprehensive siding repair or new siding installation is essential to preventing window, skylight, door, roof, and chimney chase leaks.
Do Your Windows Leak When It Rains?
With the right weather-resistant barrier and window flashing installation, you can keep your home safe from the weather conditions we deal with here in the Pacific Northwest. So, next time you have a leaking window or a leaking skylight–remember that not just anyone can fix this issue. Do your research and understand the method behind the window leak repair; it will save you time, money, and the hassle of having multiple people touch your project—multiple times.
Why Choose SFW Construction
You Have Many Choices When It Comes To A Siding Contractor
However, we are more experienced and trained in these highly specialized areas of service. Siding repairs, leaking windows and leaking skylights, dry rot remediation, structural repairs, and lead paint removal is what we’ve been doing every day since 2005.
Most homes built before 2010 have dry rot. When it comes to dry rot, there is only one choice—SFW Construction.
Finally, with a dedicated interior & exterior paint division certified in lead paint removal, and multi-family repair division, few siding contractors even come close. So if you need a reliable company with a proven track record for your exterior home repair work, you’re in the right place.
SFW Construction Is The Only Siding Contractor Who Can Manage All Aspects Of Your Home’s Exterior
Dry Rot and Siding Repair Articles
Please browse through our video library, home repair guides, and siding contractor blog posts to learn more about our unique approach to dry rot and repairs.
Proper Flashing Installation, Deck to Ledger Board
3 MIN READDry rot occurs when timber remains damp for an extended period, creating an environment for wood-destroying dry rot. Improper deck flashing is the main cause, as it allows water to enter the deck-home junction. Properly flashing the deck's ledger board where it meets the home is critical in preventing dry rot.
Why Do Woodpeckers Damage Homes?
3 MIN READWoodpeckers damage home siding, chimneys, and trim. Every Spring about this time, we get calls and emails from homeowners in the Pacific Northwest to repair bird damage caused by Woodpeckers and Flickers. Most damage takes less than a day to repair, but left unchecked–can turn into thousands of dollars of damage.
3-Step Targeted Siding Repair Process
3 MIN READOur targeted siding repair process is unique, as we focus only on the damaged areas of your home. This targeted siding repair process has several advantages over comprehensive repairs that address all areas of your home. We save you time and money by isolating the source of water intrusion—eliminating it, and surgically repairing only the affected areas.
Why Is It Hard To Scope The Cost Of Dry Rot Repair?
7 MIN READMany contractors can only accurately estimate damages associated with dry rot by doing some exploratory work first.
It’s always best to work with an experienced dry rot contractor with deep knowledge of your home’s structural aspects, the construction methods used at the time, and the materials used.
Best Siding Repair Portfolio
Please browse through our portfolio and case studies to learn more about our unique approach to siding and dry rot and repairs.
Lead Paint Removal Project Green Lake Neighborhood
Seattle Lead Paint Removal. “Where do we start?” It's a question we often get asked when working on turn-of-the-century homes. From a contractor’s perspective, the answer is simple. “Let’s start with safety.” In this case, lead paint. Typically, when the paint fails, it stems from a moisture issue. For instance, it could be because of a leaky gutter, a lousy piece of roof flashing, or any other form of water intrusion. In most cases, especially in new construction, it means a lot of rot, which typically happens in less time; when it comes to older homes, that generally is not the case.
Granted, these paint failures are often mistaken for siding failures. In most cases, the siding underneath is outstanding. Although with enough exposure, all wood will succumb to dry rot.
1910 Portland Bungalow Undergoes A Complete Restoration
During our first encounter, the homeowner mentioned that his home in Portland was built in 1910–making it over 100 years old. His great-grandparents bought the house in 1916 and passed it down through the generations. Since the house had so much sentiment to his family, researching to find the best siding contractor to work on a historical home restoration project was going to be a challenge, and he knew it.
What made finding a Portland siding repair contractor so challenging? The homeowner's family knew that the project was a massive undertaking. If they were going to hire someone for a Portland historical home restoration project, it had to be someone who had experience out in the field.
We Only Use The Highest-Quality Building Materials
Whether or not we are residing in your home, or repairing dry rot, window leaks, and roofing issues, we only work with the best construction materials. Our siding repair crews are factory-certified DuPont Tyvek and James Hardie Siding Installers to ensure your dry rot and targeted siding repairs are done right.