Lake Forest Park Dry Rot Repair2020-07-29T14:08:01-07:00

Lake Forest Dry Rot Repair

We Specialize In Dry Rot Repairs Including Damaged Or Missing Wood

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SFW Construction Specializes In Lake Forest Dry Rot Repair And Replacement Throughout King County, Washington

SFW Construction is the number one Lake Forest Park dry rot contractor. Dry rot is a destructive problem that can lead to dilapidation and decay in your home. If you think your home has dry rot, the best course of action is to call SFW Construction for a free phone consultation—because the longer you wait to address dry rot, the worse it will get. Fortunately, wood rot is very treatable by trained professionals who can eradicate the dry rot fungus and restore your Lake Forest Park home to a healthy condition.

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3-Step Dry Rot Removal Process

Find The Root Cause

Perform A Targeted Repair

Seal The Exterior

The SFW Construction team is experienced and knowledgeable. We specialize in resolving all your dry rot issues and eliminating your problem from the source. With our targeted repair process we can restore your home’s structural integrity to its pristine condition and provide you with a long-lasting solution. SFW Construction understands the skill, care, and work needed to inspect, locate, and effectively remove and remediate moisture along with making the necessary repairs caused by dry rot. If you do not want the structural support of your property at risk, give our professionals a call we would be glad to help.

Professional Dry Rot Repair Experts

Being a homeowner can be challenging, especially when unexpected problems arise where you need a contractor. If you have not hired a contractor recently, the search can feel time-consuming and daunting. However, before you hire just any contractor or handyman, we recommend doing some research to understand your problem, what the solution entails, and how to pick the right contractor. Picking the right contractor will be well worth all the effort you choose to put into the search as it could save you from having to re-do the project in the future

“These guys came to fix another contractors mess. They did it right! They fixed mold and rot issues. Fast work!”
∼ Casey B., Portland, OR – (12/2022)

“Did a terrific job repairing trim on our home, including difficult work on our chimney. Professional and responsive.”

∼ Yvette B., Portland, OR (09/2022)

“Top of the line contractor. If you want it done right, call them. They have years of experience in the area .”

∼ Devin E.  Portland, OR – (06/2022)

Common Signs Of Dry Rot

Dry rot, also known as wood rot, is a serious problem that can threaten the structural integrity of your home by eating away and deteriorating the wood. While discovering dry rot you may also notice the discoloration of wood surfaces, a dank mildew smell, or areas in your floor that “give” when you walk upon it are all common indications of dry rot in your home.

Dry rot occurs in areas that are subject to excessive moisture including, but not limited to:

  • Areas of your kitchen and bathroom
  • Deck floorboards, ledger, and posts
  • Floor covering, subfloor, and joists
  • Framing around windows and doors
  • Inside posts, beams, joists, and sills
  • Roof shingles, gutters, soffit, and fascia
  • Walls, baseboards, stiles, and rails

How Dry Rot Takes Hold And Corrodes Your Home

Dry rot is, ironically, a condition caused by a wood fungus that feeds on wet or damp wood, robbing it of its vigor and strength. Though dry rot is progressive and advances through a few stages, the end condition of dry rot is wood that is basically worthless—cracked, crumbling and breaking apart under pressure. Obviously, wood that has been reduced to dry rot is not fit to support your home structure or surfaces and must be repaired.

Professional Lake Forest Dry Rot Repair

Removing wood rot from your Lake Forest Park home and restoring wood surfaces and structures that have been invaded by dry rot is a complex procedure. The first step involves removing all the wood fungus that cause dry rot, which includes the microscopic spores from which it is born (otherwise it will only continue). Then the dry rot itself must be removed, along with all the wood infected with dry rot. This process can entail structural restoration if previously healthy wood structures have been compromised by the dry rot.

SFW Construction is a comprehensive general contractor, licensed and certified to provide the full gamut of home construction, carpentry and remodeling. You may not need a whole lot of structural renovation, but it’s good to know that you have an experienced and qualified professional at your disposal if you do. We are a recognized and reputable Lake Forest Park dry rot repair specialist, providing high quality and cost-effective dry rot removal to homeowners for over a decade.

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