Wood Rot Repair

Wood Rot Repair

Wood Rot Repair

Wood Rot can come up as a nasty surprise. Since the plywood in your home is located beneath the shingles, ice and water shields, and other barriers of protection, it is hard to determine the state of the plywood until the roof is opened for a repair or replacement.

When wood rot is left untreated, it can spread and eventually lead to more damage to your roof and safety. It is always critical to take action and replace the damage before putting on new shingles.

WHERE TO INSPECT FOR WOOD ROT/ PLYWOOD ROT

  • Underside of roof decking
  • Roof Framing
  • Fascia(where gutters are attached at the trim)
  • Rake Boards(trim on the gable, usually at ends of a roof)
  • Exterior Windows

WAYS TO PREVENT ROOT ROT

There are many factors that can cause wood to rot, however, there are ways to prevent this problem and mitigate the risk to your home.

  • Roof ventilation: Every single roof needs a proper ventilation system. This expels water vapor that builds in your home and helps maintain the moisture accumulation around your roof at safe levels. Ridge vents, box vents and soffits are the ventilation systems that maintain the air flow of most homes and reduce the humidity in your home and lower the moisture content.
  • Roof Damage in other areas: The main cause of root rot is water getting in through the layers of your roof. If you have a roof that has missing, torn or cracked shingles, then the roof is not properly protecting the interior materials and water is getting in. It is essential to maintain a roof and arrange the necessary repairs in order to limit the risks of wood rot and roof leaks.
  • Gutters being misaligned or clogged: A proper water system is essential for every home. If water sits for too long in one place, it can cause some damage. Proper cleaning and maintaining your gutters ensures that water from rain storms flows away from your home.

Was very impressed with Oscar Roofing, they exceeded my expectations! They were able to review the work, had an estimate that was more than fair and got the job done right on time. I will definitely recommend Oscar Roofing to anyone who needs a roof repair. Thank you!

Linda Green

We Repair Wood Rot At The Source

Wood Rot can be primarily found along the trim of your home, or perhaps by your soffit and fascia. Really, wood rot can show up on any part of your home that has wood components present. Not only that, wood rot can also begin quickly and spread fast. In fact, one of the fastest ways that wood rot shows up is by water pooling on a wood component and over time, the wood deteriorates and water  keeps entering the structure.

Water can show up from rain, snow storms, snow melting and ice dams. Some signs that water is pooling include paint being worn down or caulking and wooded areas that are soft to the touch. If you suspect that any wooden area of your home is starting to deteriorate because of water rotting damage, it’s best to get a home inspection. A qualified inspection will get right to fixing this issue and stop it from spreading throughout the home.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Most wood rotting happens because of water moisture in the air, usually because of lingering water being present for a long period of time. Over time, the water causes the wood to deteriorate.

We suggest calling a general contractor right away. Do not attempt to repair these issues yourself, it could get worse. Especially if you suspect the wooden boards on your roof or chimney are deteriorated, it can be dangerous to walk on the roof to fix it.

Our trained exterior inspectors take a look at your house overall to determine how it’s being affected by the elements and to keep it in good condition. We get some minor damages here and there but we look for special cases where immediate attention is required. We inspect all areas, including your chimney, decks, garage, frames, siding, trim and more. You can also take care of these issues yourself b ut we do not recommend that unless the problems are relatively minimal.

  1. Fascia Boards help by binding the roof’s overhangs and provide an area for gutter installations. This type of board is exposed fascia can be prone to water deterioration if your gutters are not working properly and water is pooling in certain areas. This is why if you see your gutters not working as they should, never leave them alone and fix them right away. A solution for these fascia boards is to replace the wood, seal it thoroughly and give it a fresh coat of paint.
  2. Cedar trim boards along the chimney line can start to deteriorate and it’s hard to tell from  the ground floor. Some noticeable signs include faded color and caulking.
  3. Fascia boards of any type can deteriorate over time. You will see chipped wood parts or rotten areas along the bottom.
  4. Trim Boards along the siding of your home can start to look discolored and deteriorate over time. The paint starts to chip no matter if its cedar trim or any other type,  like LP. flaking and wood chipping away are major signs of damage. Replacing and fixing these is the best way to help your cedar trim woods. Seal them correctly after installation so there won’t be any more issues.

There is boral, PVC, unfinished white pine boards, exterior primed trim boards, square edge cedar boards, S4S Genuine hardwood boards.

Standard thickness of exterior trim boards are ¾ inch, however, the width varies on the material, for example, saw lumber and cedar have different sizes. Exterior trim sizes vary from the interior ones because of the outside variables. Fascia boards 5 1⁄2 inches are very popular and the width does not go over 6 in

Repairs can be done in as little as a couple of hours to two days, do not wait. If the rotting spreads, it can lead to more damage. Call us for your next repair or replacement today.