So You Think That You Have Wood Rot?

Rotted Siding, window and trim.

Rotted Siding, window and trim.

There are many names for this problem. Some call it wood rot or dry rot. Others call it pest damage or water damage. Whatever you want to call it, and whatever the source of the problem; Wood Rot is a SERIOUS PROBLEM to have.

Typically, Wood Rot is only thought as a minor cosmetic issue. It might be right now but if it is left unaddressed, it will turn into a serious and dangerous problem as the integrity of the structure is compromised.

Rotted Structural Pillar

Rotted Structural Pillar

 

Wood Rot is usually caused by a water leak. The water leak must be found and fixed and not just cosmetically covered up. If the leak is not fixed, it will continue to cause deterioration to your home and allow MOLD to grow. Mold and fungus (Dry Rot) then can bring many health problems to your family, including allergic reactions, asthma episodes, irritated eyes, nose, and throat and other breathing problems. Water damage invites pests such as carpenter ants and termites. Termites are more aggressive and will enter a structure even if it doesn’t have moist wood. Either way, once the pests are infiltrated and left to themselves; they destroy the wood and cause  Weakening of the Structure.

Rotted plywood sheathing under window due to leak

Rotted plywood sheathing under window due to leak

Other pest damage that we have seen is caused by squirrels. If you see chew marks on trim or siding; chances are it is caused by a squirrel. They can even chew holes through the siding and trim so they can enter the soffits and/or your attic causing other issues. If these holes are not addressed properly; they can create homes for birds, bats and wasps and even catch water directing it inside the wall or attic causing potential structure and mold issues.

Window leak caused damage to the window, walls and sub-flooring

Window leak caused damage to the window, walls and sub-flooring

DHE is a local trusted Wood Rot and Construction Expert for residential and commercial properties. Let our experienced team correctly fix your Wood Rot problem the first time? We’ll remove the infected and damaged wood and address any mold issues that we find. If we find any structural issues, we’ll rebuild it to make it safe and structurally sound. Once your Wood Rot problem is fixed; we can repair any sheetrock damage and paint to match or repaint your entire house. The result is a full-service DRAMA FREE PACKAGE from design to completion.

Replace Rotted and Rusted Entry doors with a premium fiberglass door

Replace Rotted and Rusted Entry doors with a premium fiberglass door

Wood Rot and Water Damage Can Be Found In:


Structural Wall Studs
Load Bearing Headers
Floor, Ceiling, and Rim Joists
Sill Plates
Sheetrock
Siding
Windows
Doors
Trim
Brickmold
Chimneys
Soffits
Fascia
Sheathing
Decks/Porches
Handrails
Columns/Pillars
Roofs
Flooring and More…

Popcorn texturing a repaired water damage on the ceiling.

Popcorn texturing a repaired water damage on the ceiling.

Don’t trust your Wood Rot Repairs to a “Handyman.”

Hire only a local licensed Contractor so you will get a professional finished product without the drama.

Repaired the woodr rot damage and then Installed Hardie lap siding and Quaker Windows

Repaired the wood rot damage and then Installed Hardie lap siding and Quaker Windows

The complicated part of a Wood Rot Repair is the fact that most of the time it takes many skills sets to complete the job. Carpentry skills are needed to repair the damaged areas, to install new windows and to address any structural issues. Sheetrock repair might be needed due to cracks and leaks. Painters are needed to prepare the repaired areas and to paint to match. A roofer  might be needed to address the faulty roof flashing. This is where you need a Licensed General Contractor who knows the whole building process and can get the needed skilled craftsman in so you get a professional result.

Design to completion with one company.

Dream Home Enterprises

www.DHEwoodrot.com

816-779-9999

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