Fixing Dry Rot from the Source Throughout the Greater Seattle Area
What is Dry Rot?
Dry rot is a specific variety of destructive fungal growth that does not require moisture to spread. Left alone, dry rot can break down the structural integrity of your building by feeding on wood and spreading into hard-to-reach areas. If you notice any signs of dry rot, it is best to consult a professional ASAP before it spreads.
There are two main varieties of fungal growth to look out for in your roof, deck, attic, basement, and other areas of your home. Wet rot is the more easily treated of the two, as cutting it off from moisture can greatly inhibit further growth. Dry rot requires more aggressive treatment as the spores can regrow and produce their own moisture after establishing themselves. Whether you have wet or dry rot in your home, it is important to take action right away.
Call Pro Roofing NW today at (425) 598-0998 for professional dry rot repair! We serve King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Kitsap County, and the surrounding area.
Signs of Dry Rot
- Damp, funky smell
- White fungal growths shaped like cobwebs (hyphae)
- White fungal growths like wool or cauliflower (mycelia)
- Brown mushroom-like fungus
What Causes Dry Rot?
The main culprit in dry rot is moisture. When a roof is not draining properly, particularly if the gutters need cleaning or are in disrepair, water pools on the roof and seeps into the wooden interior of the roof, beneath the waterproof shingles. If shingles are damaged during a storm or wear down over time, this also leaves the wooden structure vulnerable to dry rot. Dry rot is most common in humid conditions and in parts of buildings that do not receive much sunlight.
The best way to avoid dry rot on your roof is to keep moisture from building up: Order regular roof and gutter cleanings and keep up with any needed maintenance along the way. With your roof in top condition, you can avoid costly damage like dry rot. If moisture is trapped in the interior structure of the roof and dry rot does occur, we are here to help.
Does Dry Rot have Negative Effects on the Rest of the Building?
How can Dry Rot be Fixed Once and For All?
- The Pro Roofing team fully removes all affected wood in order to give your roof a fresh start. During this step, we pay close attention to the structure of the roof so that it can be built stronger than before.
- To keep the problem from recurring, we apply a spray to eliminate any remaining spores.
- Once the spray is fully dry, we provide a coating to protect the wood throughout the previously infected area. Like with an infection in the human body, the goal is a complete recovery with no chance for the dry rot to come back.
- The removed structure is replaced, generally involving epoxy or other materials that are immune to dry rot.
- Your roof is restored to its former glory with professional roofing materials and techniques
- We perform a follow-up inspection for any traces of dry rot. As the fungus requires no external sources of moisture to spread, this extra step can save you significant sums down the line.
For dry rot repair done right, call (425) 598-0998. We serve King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Kitsap County, and the surrounding area.