Dry Rot Repair
Dry Rot Repair Orange County, Ca
South County Roofing is a local Dry Rot Repair company. We can help you by replacing or repairing dry rot and termite damaged wood around your roof on your Orange County home.
We are Fully Licensed and Insured and we have been specializing in this specific type of carpentry work for Orange County Customers since 1997. We are located in Lake Forest, Ca right next to the 5 and 405 freeway.
With 100’s of completed dry rot repair jobs under our belt we have the experience and technical expertise to properly identify this problem and replace it for good. With your help we will navigate through the process of identifying these spots on your home and tailor our services to fit your budget.
It is recommended that a thorough dry rot inspection of your property be done on an annual basis to keep these problems from getting out of control.
Dry Rotted Fascia Repair
It’s easy to walk around our houses and spot some boards with dry rot damage. If you look carefully at your window trim or fascia boards (especially the corners) and under your eave portion of your home you probably will find some damage.
Dry rot damage can appear to be paint that is pealing or a bad paint job that needs to be redone. Upon closer examination if you touch dry rotted wood you will notice that it has become soft or hollow.
These soft or hollow boards become a feeding ground for termites. It is not uncommon for the wood to be so weak that you can poke your finger right through a piece of dry rotted wood.
Eave boards under the roof get dry rot damage when the original roof edge has not been properly treated with edge metal and eave riser metal for tile roofs. If your tile roof is missing these metals there’s a good chance you will be finding some dry rot around the roof edges.
Who should repair the dry rot or termite damaged wood on your Orange County home?
The process of replacing any wood attached to a structural member (wood beam) of your home or wood that is installed directly under the roof involves a great deal of expertise and a complete understanding of how your home is constructed.
Rest assured you have found the company with the expertise, skill, experience, and the tools needed to properly repair and replace all types of dry rot.
Mold Damaged Decking under The Roof
South County Roofing has the experience necessary to use techniques such as:
- Mitered corners for better appearance
- Make joints that are tight and solid
- Preparing the wood by sanding in order get the surface just right
- The use of a level, and a conscious effort toward aesthetics and structural integrity. The structural aspects of these repairs are often ignored by unprepared workers.
If your accidentally hire an unprepared worker or the wrong contractor you take the chance that many things could go wrong such as:
- They could use the wrong species of wood.
- Cutting a structural member and not properly bracing it.
- Use of the incorrect fastener.
- Inadequate priming and painting, loss of structural integrity, and a poor finish.
The expertise needed for properly leveling, aligning, sanding, priming and painting, and installing these boards is a skill not normally associated with roofers, termite guys, or your average contractor.
The person you need to hire to properly execute these repairs will need a skill set that overlaps the roofing, waterproofing, rough framing, and exterior finish work trades into one.
If the person who you hire is lacking in any one of those areas your home and the job will suffer because of it. Unfortunately it is not as simple as just hiring a roofing, termite, or general contractor. Call the Orange County Dry Rot repair experts for any dry rot related repairs near your roof.
How Long have we been doing this?
We have been doing dry rot repair work for in Orange County since 1997 with CSLB license number 737515. We are knowledgeable and skilled in the cutting, measuring, and repairing difficult wood jobs.
We are meticulous about priming and painting. We always use the right wood for the right job. We won’t cut corners we doing your Orange County Dry Rot repair job.
We know how your house is designed to distribute weight and carry weight loads.
Our Orange County Roof Repairs are done to last a lifetime and are intended to strengthen the structural integrity of your home and not just replace damaged boards.
We have specialized tools for many of the jobs you see and the experience of replacing thousands of board feet on Orange County Dry Rot repair jobs since 1997.
Orange County Eave Board Dry Rot Repair
Dry rot damage is typical for tile roofs in Orange County. We inspect roofs that have dry rot on the edges and around the perimeters of the roof. Some of the dry rot we find is not easy to see.
You need a trained eye to find the early sign of dry rot repair around your home. We have the experience of performing roof inspections for dry rot repair and roof leaks all over Orange County.
One of the most common problem we find when inspecting roofs for dry rot damage is that most roofs are not properly water proofed at the edges. Tile roofs in Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo sometimes lack the proper drip edge metal.
Another problem we often find when inspecting Orange County homes for dry rot repair is the lack of proper roofing applied at the edges of your roof your eave boards and fascia is a big problem. The continued wetting and drying that the wood endures starts the dry rot condition.
The dry rot condition in turn eats away and softens the wood. The softening of the wood combined with the wetness due to a lack of proper water proofing will attract termites.
When you get active termites and dry rot damage in the same location the damage gets really bad. What most contractors don’t do is remove enough of the roof in the area of the termite and dry rot damage in order to expose the full extent of the damage.
With the felt exposed we can then cut out and remove the damaged felt and replace it with new and stop the damage from occurring again.
If you are not experienced with tying new felt into an old roof you can cause more damage and ongoing leaks. It is not as easy as we make it look.
You can clearly understand there is significant tile and felt removal needed to be done to properly replace board under your roof.
If you hire a Orange County Dry Rot repair contractor that does not properly address the underlying issues that caused the dry rot or leaks that attracted the termites you will be revisiting this repair job sooner that you will want to.
If you have concerns about any dry rot or termite damage to an area of your home that is under the roof then give us a call for a free estimate.
If you have a quick question about your roof you can always send us a picture of your concern is and email it directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our office manager will get back to you right away.
If you have a specific concern and need it taken care of right away, then please fill out our contact form. Filling out the form allows us to quickly know where you are, what you need, and allow us to sometimes immediately dispatch a repair technician or sales rep. to your home.
Lastly, if it is raining you must fill out the form. Rather than us calling you back, leaving messages, returning your message, playing phone tag, and then getting all your info over the telephone.
The contact form cuts straight to that and you will get scheduled much more quickly.