How Dry Rot Occurs In Your Home
Dry rot is the end condition, in varying stages, of the destruction enacted upon healthy wood by a wood fungus that thrives on sources of wet, damp, and healthy wood. In the earliest stages, dry rot begins as tiny reddish spores that spread across wood surfaces. As it advances, it eats into the wood and robs it of its durability and vigor. In the final stages, dry rot reduces once healthy wood to a state in which it is cracked, crumbling, and disintegrating. Because the wood fungus that causes dry rot feeds on wet wood, it can take hold in virtually any part of your home that has excessive moisture along with wooden structures or surfaces.
Eradicating Dry Rot From Your Home
Once it has invaded the wood in your Renton home, the spread of dry rot is difficult to stop. Professional help is typically required because all of the wood fungi must be extracted, right down to the microscopic spores. If not entirely removed, the wood fungus will continue to grow and spread. After the fungus is eradicated, the affected wood must be removed and repaired. Depending on the stage of dry rot in your home, this may require some structural restoration work.
Dry Rot Removal And Repair Expert
SFW Construction is a general contractor that provides professional Renton dry rot repair work as well as comprehensive structural restoration, if needed, including all carpentry work, siding repair, and roofing. We provide high-quality professional repair services that are tailored to be cost-effective and work around your daily schedule. Our customer service is top-notch, centered around providing you with all the information you need in a friendly and timely manner
The Critical Nature Of Repairing Dry Rot
If you suspect you may have a dry rot problem, it’s best to consult with a professional now and, if indicated, have an in-home inspection. Addressing and resolving the problem of dry rot now will save you additional hassle down the road, when the dry rot will have further dilapidated your Renton home. Prevention is always better than cure, but cure in earlier stages is always better than in later stages. Plus, dry rot in advanced stages can make your home an unsafe place for you and your family. You owe it to yourself and your family to protect your health and one of your largest life investments: your home.