How Can You Tell If You Might Have Dry Rot In Your Hillsboro Home?
Because the fungus that causes dry rot eats away at the structural integrity of the wood in your Hillsboro home, you can typically tell if you have dry rot based on signs that indicate weakened or deteriorating wood. For instance, floors that have spots that ‘give’ or squeak when you walk on them may indicate that the wood beneath your floor is compromised. Any wood that appears darker than usual, discolored, seems to be softer or looser than normal or looks as if it is shrinking or cracking may be affected by dry rot. Musty mildew smell is another good sign, and if any wood surface in your home has a growth on it that looks like mushrooms, cobwebs, or cotton, you are likely dealing with an advanced stage of dry rot.
Tackling The Dry Rot Problem In Hillsboro Requires A Specialist
Although it’s called ‘dry rot,’ the dry rot fungus thrives on moisture in the wood. Living in the northwest, where being wet is a general rule of thumb, the fungus that causes dry rot has a virtual buffet of fine dining options throughout your beautiful home! If you suspect you might have dry rot, SFW Construction can provide you with a free on-the-phone consultation as well as an affordable in-home inspection. We’ve been tackling Hillsboro dry rot problems for years and know how to detect and remove dry rot, as well as repair your damaged wood structure so that it is restored to a healthy and fully functional condition.
SFW Construction is the perfect specialist to fix your Hillsboro dry rot problem. We are a full-service general contractor that is extensively experienced in siding repair and can repair any dry rot associated problem your home may have. Hiring a professional to eradicate the dry rot in your home is essential because if you don’t get all of the dry rot, right down to the microscopic spores that it comes from, the problem will likely resurface and continue to do damage to your Hillsboro home. Also, keep in mind that the longer you wait, the more pervasive and damaging the dry rot will become to your home.