Windows are an essential component of the house you live in. As intermediaries between the outside and inside of your home, windows are especially vulnerable to large amounts of moisture. Any water damage around a window indicates that the frame is not functioning correctly or that water from the outside of the home is leaking inside—which will eventually cause the wood around your window frame to rot.
Jerry Goshaw, Senior Structural Restoration Consultant for SFW Construction, is a seasoned home restoration pro who specializes in structural dry rot repairs. He likens his work to detective's work—identifying the extent of rot, removing affected areas, and implementing preventative measures. 'It’s about honoring the home’s aesthetic while making it stronger and safer,' he says."
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.
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.
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.
4 MIN READThe garage feels like a distinctly American component of the modern home. It’s a place you can park your car, store your extra stuff, do the laundry, or even convert into a shop or casual hang-out space. However you use it, the garage is also the unique part of your home that marks the transition between the outside world and the inner sanctity of your dwelling, which makes it especially susceptible to garage rot – areas where wood surfaces and structures are rotting.
2 MIN READMost home repair projects require a licensed contractor, and dry rot is one type of project that does. When dealing with dry rot, no matter how complex the issue is, many different systems in the home can be affected if the area is not repaired correctly.
4 MIN READDry rot is a term that describes various stages of deterioration in wood which compromises its capacity to function properly in your home. Caused by a fungus that invades and feeds on moist or damp wood, dry rot can be more easily removed and the wood more readily repaired in its earlier stages.