Dry rot is a deterioration of healthy wood caused by an aggressive wood fungus that thrives in moisture. The term ‘dry rot,’ also known as ‘wood rot,’ refers to the decayed remains of previously healthy wood after the wood fungus has invaded it and eaten away all its strength and vigor. Having dry rot in the structure of your home is like having decay in your tooth – in order to restore your home to a healthy state all the dry rot must be removed along with the wood fungus that results in this condition. To do this effectively requires hiring a professional.
SFW Construction has provided the premiere dry rot removal service in Newberg, Oregon since 2005. Our crew of trained professionals is extensively experienced in addressing dry rot problems and removing all of the fungi that cause wood rot from the structure of your Newberg home. Removing the dry rot from your Newberg home is critical because the wood fungus that causes it will spread throughout the wood structure until it is eradicated. If you know or suspect you have dry rot it’s a great idea to consult a professional and take care of the problem before it gets worse and more expensive to address.
Here are a few common indications of dry rot:
- Floor “gives” or squeaks when walked upon.
- Wood surfaces are discolored or look like cobwebs, cotton, or mushrooms.
- Wood surfaces are shrinking and cracked or soft and loose.
- A damp and musty odor.
We are so effective at what we do at SFW Construction because we are a general contractor that can repair any problem with your home. Removing wood that is infected with dry rot may involve new construction work, siding repair, even fixing windows or door frames. As a full-scale construction company, this is the work we do day in and day out. Our ability to address all your home repair issues results in you saving both money and time.