Lake Oswego Dry Rot Repair2020-07-28T15:21:03-07:00

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

“Great company, great reviews. I certainly recommend SFW. I found carpenter ant damage and dry rot on the front of our home. SFW showed up with a team very quickly and came back on time every day until the job was complete. If your job needs to be done right – give SFW Construction a call. ”∼ Chris C. • Google – (09/2020)

“They repaired rotten wood and painted so that new gutters could be installed. I did not get a second bid because we used the company before and felt confident they would do a good job. I would highly recommend SFW Construction and would use them again.” ∼ Linda H. • Google – (09/2020)

“SFW Construction exceeded our expectations with the quality of staff and people working on-site. They were personable and friendly. They recommended job opportunities they saw, including ones they could complete beyond the scope of the job, giving me options.” ∼ Patrick P. • Guild Quality – (08/2020)

“SFW is exceptional at repairing dry rot, which included tear-out, rebuilding, insulating, and painting. Their carpentry is precise; they clean up after themselves and are pleasant to deal with. The finished work was much nicer than the rest of the existing house.” ∼ Rhonda H. • Facebook – (07/2020)

“The crew showed up on time, explained their approach, and got right to work. As a team SFW worked quickly and efficiently, removing bad siding, repairing areas that had rot, and replacing it with new siding. The siding looked amazing, was done expertly, and we are delighted.” ∼ Kevin R. • Angie’s List – (06/2020)

“Excellent experience! SFW was professional and thorough in their explanation of water damage, what they found, and the process to repair it. No half-way measures or just cosmetics, the work was done correctly! Very pleased with the clean-up and result. Will hire them for future projects.” ∼ Kate M. • Home Advisor – (05/2020)

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.

Lake Oswego Dry Rot Blog

Exterior Targeted Home Repairs

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Targeted home repairs focus on the source of your problem, rather than the treatment of your problem. Many contractors will simply patch damaged siding with new siding, or worse sell you a complete re-siding project—and call it good. On the other hand, SFW Construction investigates the underlying symptoms, usually dry rot that caused the siding to fail in the first place.

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