Dry rot is a fungus that feeds off wood structures. Dry rot can cause affected material to become brittle and weak. If the construction materials of your Newport home has been exposed to the fast-acting dry rot fungi, the dry rot can spread quickly with minimal moisture present. Making observing dry rot early very difficult before the wood decay starts to spread.
Dry rot often starts where moisture is likely to be present, but can spread to affect posts, beams, deck framing, kitchen and bathroom floors and walls, deck boards, eaves, roofs, near damaged gutters, sill plates, foundations, window and door framing, siding, cripple walls and crawl spaces, among others. Dry rot can enter your home through your home’s interior and exterior and infest any wood structure. Seeing the early signs of wood decay is not always easy; here are some of the common signs and symptoms to look out for.