Dry Rot Repair
Serving Vancouver WA | Battle Ground | Portland OR | Clackamas
The Pacific Northwest is notorious for its winter rainy weather. This can take a huge toll on wooden structures, and can present significant obstacles for preserving and maintaining houses. Dry rot, also known as wood rot, is a type of fungus that occurs in damp wood, and it’s a big concern for homeowners in the Pacific NW.
What is Dry Rot?
Dry rot occurs when damp wood is infected with certain type of fungi. When spores of this fungus land on the wet roofs, walls, or the ground surrounding a building, dry rot can set in quickly. It needs continuous moisture to grow, and is especially a risk in wet winter months.
Dry rot causes wood to darken, split, weaken, and eventually crumble. Paint can blister and peel at the site of dry rot as well, and it’s a pretty good indication that dry rot has set in. The best way to prevent dry rot from destroying wood is to properly treat and seal wood, and regularly maintaining the finish on all wooden components of a structure.
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Structural Wood Rot Repair
Even the best of sealants or maintenance practices can fail, causing dry rot. Homeowners should seek professional repair contractor help as soon as dry rot is indicated, as it can spread quickly and cause potentially expensive damage. Repairing wood rot involves a combination of wood replacement, re-sealing, and antifungal preparations. The extent of the wood rot repair depends on when the dry rot was first noticed, when it was treated, the extent of the dry rot damage, and whether or not it continued to expand. The treatment process typically involves:
- Removal of the boards or affected wood.
- Rebuilding of the wood.
- Treatments, either anti-fungal or special strengthening solutions.
The cost of treating and replacing dry rot affected wood can vary, depending on the extent of the damage and the cost of the wood itself. Dry rot repair costs can be minimal if the wood rot is caught right away, but with more damage, the cost increases significantly.
Dry Rot Repair Contractors
Don’t risk the health of your home on an inexperienced dry rot repair contractor–you need someone who has experienced dry rot, knows how to treat it, and even more importantly, understands how to prevent dry rot in the future. By choosing a professional contractor who knows how to deal with dry rot, you’re potentially saving thousands of dollars in future wood rot damages. Contact Clark County Painting, Inc for more information on our dry rot repair services!
Dry Rot Repair IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR
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