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SFW Construction Home Repair Blog

Do Your Windows Leak When It Rains?

04/11/2022|Categories: Leak Intrusion|

4 MIN READ

Do you notice your windows leaking when it rains? Leaking windows cause household damages. A leaking window presents many household complications. Unwanted water seeping into your home and down your walls can cause structural and property damages as well as electrical hazards. Sopping wet carpet is not healthy, and wet floors are slippery and present potential slip and fall situations. Keeping warm and dry is a priority, as is keeping the rain and moisture outside of your home.

Repairing Rotted Wood Around A Window

03/24/2022|Categories: Dry Rot Repairs|

4 MIN READ

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.

Leaking Sunroom

03/18/2022|Categories: Leak Intrusion|

4 MIN READ

A sunroom, also known as a solarium, is maybe the cleverest way to enjoy nature's beauty and the sun's warmth without leaving your enclosed dwelling. In Latin, the word solarium means “a place of sunlight,” – which is why solariums are also referred to as sunrooms. The solarium is an enclosed room constructed of glass. Whichever term you use, the glass is so thick it enables the sunlight to heat the space even in the colder months of winter.

What Are Targeted Siding Repairs?

03/08/2022|Categories: Targeted Home Repairs|

2 MIN READ

SFW Construction is the Pacific Northwest leader in Targeted Siding Repairs (we even coined the phrase). Our carpenters are highly-skilled craftsmen who know home exteriors and waterproofing details better than anyone else. They can inspect and repair a damaged area of your home's exterior and finish the repair with a flawless integration into your existing material without the need to "fix" or replace the rest of your home's siding that is still in good shape. This saves you money by prolonging the cost replacing all of your home's siding.

Safety Comes First

02/24/2022|Categories: General Contractor|

4 MIN READ

The number one priority for professional contractors is safety. As a leading professional contractor providing a full spectrum of home construction work—from siding replacement to roofing to home refurbishment—SFW Construction follows comprehensive safety guidelines, including adherence to OSHA standards. Safety on the Jobsite is essential because it protects workers, homeowners, and your property.

Fix Leaky Siding

12/01/2021|Categories: Leak Intrusion|

3 MIN READ

From the looks of it, your siding appears to be the main barrier that keeps rain from permeating your home. While siding sheds water away quickly, without other essential safeguards and layers of protection, siding can't control the rain from seeping into the structure or interior of your home. And like any other building materials, siding ages and weathers with time and eventually breaks down and falls apart.

What To Know About The Contract In General Contracting

08/30/2021|Categories: General Contractor|

4 MIN READ

If you are looking to get some work done for your home, one of the essential pieces of material involved in the process will be the contract you sign. Construction contracts come in a few different forms, and each has pros and cons. This article will showcase two types of construction contracts: an estimate and a time and materials-based contract. While you should carefully consider each type of construction agreement, the most crucial part of the contracting process is finding a trustworthy contractor.

Repairing Rotted Wood Around Your Garage

08/06/2021|Categories: Dry Rot Repairs|

4 MIN READ

The 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.

How To Repair Or Replace Rotted Trim

06/16/2021|Categories: Targeted Home Repairs|

4 MIN READ

Protecting your home as the safe environment in which you and your family live, knowing it is one of the most significant investments you'll ever make, is a top priority for most homeowners. Part and parcel of home maintenance is repairing or replacing rotted trim on your house. SFW Construction is a recognized and established home restoration company serving the Pacific Northwest for decades and can help you improve your house trim and preserve the integrity of your home.

Common Signs Of Wood Rot Around A Window

05/27/2021|Categories: Window Repairs|

4 MIN READ

In the exceedingly moist rainforest climate of the Pacific Northwest, wood rot in homes is a very common occurrence. Window frames are especially vulnerable places for wood rot to develop because rain and moisture tend to collect around windows that don’t have proper flashing and can seep in through cracks in the window frame sealing. Depending on the year and style of home you have, the issue could present itself differently.