Dry Rot Repair

In Oregon, dry rot repair is one of the most common tasks we encounter when updating a home. What might begin as an exterior painting job can turn into replacement of rotted fascia boards, soffits, siding, and leaky gutters. It’s never a fortunate discovery, but it is a necessary issue to address, and that’s why we take the time to find these problems before they get worse.

So what is dry rot? In a nutshell, it’s the same microbial process that causes food to compost. The difference is that your house is not intended to fertilize your garden. That’s why it’s so important to catch these issues rather than painting over them and forgetting about it.

With Home Improvement Experts of Eugene, Oregon, you can rest assured that your dry rot repair issues will be addressed properly. My name is Mark Stilwell, General Contractor (CCB 204226), and I’d like to meet with with you to discuss your dry rot repair needs.

And here are a few examples of dry rot repair my team has done:

  • Dry rot on wooden beam
    White mold is often a sign of active fungi growth.

A few things to consider:

STRUCTURAL ROT:
If dry rot has expanded beyond the superficial areas of rot such as trim and siding, and moved into sheathing, framing, beams, or flooring, then it is essential that the problem be tackled professionally. As a general contractor serving Oregon for 20 years, I’ve been solving these kinds of structural issues for quite some time. If my team needs to place a side of your home on jacks to replace rotted boards, for example, we are qualified to do just that. In many cases, it can also be beneficial to treat non-affected areas with wood preservative as a preventative measure.

CAULKING:
There are many types of caulking, and not all of them work with the same degree of protection. There is density to consider, in addition to flexibility, adhesion, and proper application techniques. Too little caulking, and the seal might fail sooner than later. Too much caulking, and you’ll be left with sloppy work. My team is trained to apply caulking properly for aesthetics and protection.

HOUSE WRAP:
Oftentimes, rot may occur because water seeped through holes or seams where two pieces of house wrap came together but were not taped properly, or excessive staples were used, or age has deteriorated the wrap altogether. My team can address these issues which involve replacing siding. Whatever your dry rot repair needs are, Home Improvement Experts is here to solve your problems.

Feel free to call me at 541-999-5588. And be sure to like Home Improvement Experts on Facebook. Thanks, and have an excellent day!

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