Dry Rot Repair
Dry rot, also known as dry wood decay can be devastating to the structural integrity of your home. Luckily, Roofing Modesto Pro has a team of experts that have been trained in dry rot repair and know exactly what they are doing when it comes to dry rot repairs. Dry Rot Repair Modesto CA is an excellent search query for you to type on google if you need help with any kind of repairs related to this issue. Most likely, you'll be directed to our website, which happens to be the go-to resource for this matter.
What is a dry rot?
Dry rot, by definition, is a phenomenon of wood rotten by fungal infestation. The fungus gets into wood and starts to grow on the inside of it, making the structure weaker over time.
There are two distinct kinds of dry rot: white and brown. White dry rots (commonly referred as "dry-wood") start from an outside surface; this means they usually appear first on logs supported only at one end such as fence posts or decking posts when water is dripping down on them. Brown dry rot starts from the inside and usually appears first as a discoloration of wood when nail holes or other defects in the surface are exposed.
Brown dry rot should not be confused with wet rots, which become moist rather than dry over time because they start out in contact with water even before it gets into the wood's interior. Examples of brown-dry-rot fungi include spruce bark beetle and ambrosia beetles' galleries, which are visible as brownish tunnels in wood.
In general, brown dry rot fungus tends to grow more quickly than white dry rots (white ones can take up to six months to get started).
It's important to know that dry rot can be found in many places around your home or business with high moisture levels: gardens, basements, crawlspaces, garages, rooftop(!) – anywhere where there are damp spaces which have been exposed to air for a period of time without any protection against water damage.
As it pertains to roofing, however, brown dry rot is a particular concern and can be found in roofing materials such as cedar shakes, shingles, metal roofs, tar paper and wood. It's important to note that dry rot of any kind can cause serious damage to your roof if left untreated.
The good news about brown-dry rot fungi is that they are less of a structural threat than white rots because their growths tend to break off from the surrounding support material more readily. They also don't store as much water inside themselves so there's no risk of an infestation spreading deep into your home or business like you might see with black wet rots (due to this characteristic it would make sense for them to have another name).
However, if left untreated these kinds of fungus will continue to grow unabated until they reach the point where all wooden substrates are completely infected.
Do I have dry rot in my roof?
So, how do you know if your home has dry rot? A basic check would be to remove a few shingles from the roof and see what's underneath them. If there is no visible evidence of any white or light colored growths (or identifiable fungus) then it can't hurt for you to install some copper-based fungicides as a preventative measure before winter sets in.
The second step is going inside the house where we recommend that you have an area checked by an inspector who specializes at identifying structural damage caused by fungi such as brown rots...if they find anything suspect, they will let you know so that you can take appropriate steps with either hiring a professional or consulting DIY websites for more information.
In the meantime, you should keep an eye out for any changes in your house such as unusually high humidity levels or a musty smell and take immediate action to fix it if necessary. Hopefully these tips will help!
Whatever the case may be, we offer dry rot repair service that will get your home back in shape. Our dry rot repair service is considered top-of-the-line because of the following reasons:
- We're insured and bonded to ensure quality work.
- Our dry rot repair service is backed by a lifetime warranty. (conditions apply)
-We provide free estimates so that you know how much the job will cost upfront.
For more information about our services, please contact us at (209) 279-5012 or email us anytime for an appointment!