We can help repair wood rot before it becomes a BIG problem.
Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise to many homeowners in Kansas City. Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s important to take action. Often you can tell by looking at your siding and trim, but sometimes rafters, and/or ridge board is rotted, or even worse, structural beams and joists!
What causes rot?
The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.
To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.
A solid roof can help prevent dry rot damage.
Most of the strategies for fighting dry rot throughout the house begin with your roof. If your roof is not sound and your gutters are clogged or misaligned, tremendous amounts of water can enter your home and saturate the ground around your foundation (which can allow water to seep into your home). The first rule of proper home care is to make sure your roof is leak-free and in good repair.
Collins Roofing specializes in roof repairs that can help prevent wood rot. We offer expert wood rot repair and roof repair services throughout the Kansas City area. Contact us for a free repair estimate.