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Lake Oswego Dry Rot Repair

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SFW Construction Specializes In Lake Oswego Dry Rot Repair Throughout Clackamas County, Oregon

SFW Construction has provided homeowners in Lake Oswego dry rot repair services for over a decade, making us the number one choice for your next repair. The rainy Pacific Northwest weather that presides in Lake Oswego results in the perfect environment for the wood fungus that creates dry rot, a condition that occurs when the healthy wood in your Lake Oswego home has been deteriorated. Although dry rot is a dangerous and unwanted affliction for any homeowner, SFW Construction has served as Lake Oswego’s dry rot removal and repair service for over a decade. Just give us a ring and we can discuss it with you and help to rid your home of the problem.

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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 Invades And Corrodes Home

Although it’s called ‘dry rot,’ this nasty problem is caused by a wood fungus that thrives on wood that is moist or wet, which means it is very prevalent in Lake Oswego and throughout Oregon. Beginning as a microscopic spore, the fungus feeds on the aspect of healthy wood that makes it strong and durable, eventually causing it to crack and crumble and fall apart – which means it will no longer do its job in your home very well.

The wood fungus that results in dry rot isn’t content to eat just one portion of wood; like a contagion, it continues to spread throughout any moist wood it can feed upon. This common Northwest problem requires professional dry rot removal treatment to rid it completely so it won’t reoccur. With over a decade of dry rot removal and structural home restoration, SFW Construction is well-suited to resolve any dry rot problems in your home.

While there are a few tell-tale signs of dry rot, it’s always best to consult a professional Lake Oswego dry rot specialist to obtain a comprehensive understanding of what’s going on in your home. SFW Construction provides free phone consultations and cost-effective in-home dry rot inspections. If we identify dry rot in your home, we’ll devise a workable plan to remove it and restore your home to health.

The following are common symptoms of dry rot:

  • A mildew-like or musty odor around wooden areas.
  • Floors or wood surfaces that are darker than usual or discolored.
  • Flooring with areas that become concave, “give” or squeak when walked upon.
  • Wood surfaces or structures are shrinking or cracked.
  • Wood surfaces or structure are softer than normal or seem to be loose.
  • Cobweb, cotton or mushroom-like growths appear on wood surfaces.

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