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Salem Dry Rot

SFW Construction specializes in dry rot repair

SFW Construction is the go-to company for top-quality Salem dry rot repair.

Salem homeowners who enjoy the lush environment of the Pacific Northwest must also cope with household issues that the wet climate engenders. One of the most prevalent problems homeowners face is dry rot – a condition that severely weakens the wood structures in your home, creating a dangerous situation for you and your family. SFW Construction LLC is a professional Salem dry rot removal specialist that can address any dry rot concerns or problems you have in your home. Call today for a free phone consultation!

Thriving on the moisture in wood, dry rot can occur in any wood that is exposed to a damp, wet or rainy condition. This means dry rot can occur in both interior and exterior areas of your Salem home. Common exterior locations are the frame and ledges around windows and doors, the wood around gutters, and the roof beneath loose shingles. Common interior locations highlight the floors, counter tops and walls in the bathroom and kitchen, but also include the attic, crawlspaces, cellar and floors throughout the home.

Once dry rot has taken hold in the wood structures or surfaces of your home it tends to consume the wood in an unbridled fashion. If left untreated, dry rot will gradually deteriorate whatever wood structure it has inhabited. So if you suspect you have dry rot it’s a good idea to consult a professional and have your home inspected. The sooner you address the problem the less damage the dry rot will inflict, and the easier and more cost effective it will be for you to have fixed.

Signs & Symptoms of Dry Rot

Any significant or unusual change in the condition of the wood structure or surfaces in your home may indicate dry rot, especially changes in appearance, functionality and odor. At advanced stages dry rot is easier to detect, but in earlier phases as well as when it is in out-of-view areas, it is harder to identify.

The following is a general list of dry rot signs & symptoms:

  • Wood surfaces or structures looks as if they are shrinking or cracked.
  • Floor has soft spots that become concave or squeak when walked on.
  • Wood surfaces or structure are softer than normal or seem to be loose.
  • Floors or wood surfaces are darker than usual or discolored.
  • Cobweb, cotton or mushroom-like growths appear on wood surfaces.
  • There is a musty, mildew odor around areas that have wood.

Addressing dry rot in your home is a process best conducted by trained professionals with dry rot removal expertise. SFW Construction LLC has years of Salem dry rot removal and repair service. As a full scale contractor we are able to address any and all issues associated with dry rot in your home, such as repairing or replacing damaged siding, restoring damaged wood structures and fixing the roof.

Dry rot is a pernicious and progressive condition that deteriorates the wood in your home. Call SFW Construction LLC today for a free consultation on how to resolve this common home problem!

Call or Email SFW Construction LLC today to talk with a friendly professional about our top-of-the-line dry rot inspection and repair services!