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SFW Construction Specializes In Newcastle Dry Rot Repair Throughout King County, Washington

SFW Construction is the go-to company for top-quality Newcastle dry rot repair. The Pacific Northwest presents an intriguing environment filled with copious green plants and rainy weather. For all its beauty, the wet climate can also be challenging for Newcastle homeowners. Dry rot is a common household problem that is prevalent in damp environments; however, it can be treated effectively by trained professionals. SFW Construction has provided Newcastle dry rot removal and repair services since 2005.

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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.

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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

“SFW did a great job fixing the leaks on our house and making sure they won’t come back! SFW’s carpenters are very experienced and know what they are doing.”
∼ Gabrielle B., Seattle, WA– (04/2024)

“They did a great job fixing my siding. Good customer service on the phone too. I would use them again.”

∼ Paul R., Portland, OR (02/2024)

“Timely service beyond normal Seattle service areas. Quality materials and installation that eliminated water seepage issues. Excellent client/installer communication.”

∼ Linda S.  Belleview, WA– (01/2024)

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

The Dangers Of Dry Rot

Ironically, dry rot is caused by a wood fungus that thrives on the moisture in the wood. Once the wood fungus has invaded and ‘fed’ on the healthy wood, it then becomes dried out. The state of dry rot is one in which previously strong, healthy and firm wood becomes devoid of coherence and begins to crack, crumble, and break away when bearing weight or pressure. Wood rot is surfaces or structures in your Newcastle home that are in such a dilapidated state of disrepair are no longer functional and must be repaired.

When left untreated, the wood fungus leading to dry rot continues to spread throughout the wood in your home. Like a contagious disease, the wood fungus will infect and decay the wood in your home until removed properly and entirely – right down to the microscopic spores from which it is born. If your home has dry rot it is essential to have a professional dry rot removal specialist repair your home and restore the wood structures and surfaces to a good and safe working condition.

Addressing Dry Rot Now Saves Time & Money

Dry rot is a progressive condition, moving through initial to more advanced stages. Catching and remediating the problem early means less damage to your home and a lower expense to resolve the problem. In early stages, the wood fungus that causes dry rot appears as thousands of tiny spores that collectively look like reddish rusty dust on the wood. After this, the spores begin to grow and produce a cobweb or cotton-like growth on healthy wood. It is best to catch dry rot by this phase because in advanced stages dry rot consumes healthy wood and begins to regenerate itself to spread into new wood sources.

If you suspect your Newcastle home has been invaded by wood rot, your best option is to call a professional. SFW Construction provides cost-effective in-home inspections for dry rot wherein we conduct a thorough examination of this problem. If we find dry rot, we schedule a removal and repair plan that works for you. The ultimate goal is the complete eradication of dry rot and the wood fungus that promotes this condition, from your home – as well as restoration of your Newcastle home to a healthy condition.

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