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Orange County Dry Rot Repair Specialist.

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 can remove or replace your damaged fascia and eave boards.

With over 20,000 plus board feet of dry rot repair 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 Rot Repair

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.

Dry Rot

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.

Termite Damaged Wood

Mold Damaged Decking under The Roof

If you look through the pictures of some of the jobs we do every day you will see expertly mitered corners, joints that are tight and solid, wood being sanded 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 you 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, incorrect fasteners, in adequate 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.

Dry Rot

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 know how your house is designed to distribute weight and carry weight loads. All our 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.

Eave Board Replacements

Orange County Eave Board Dry Rot Repair

Dry rot damage like pictured is typical for tile roofs to have on the edges and around the perimeters of the roof. Most roofs are not properly water proofed at the edges.

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 occuring 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.

Eave Board Replacements

You can clearly see there is significant tile and felt removal needed to be done to properly replace board under your roof. Because of impending rains and a bad leak that was destroying the inside of the home I informed the owner that I would remove and replace the damaged wood but I would not be able to do the priming and painting because of the weather.

Normally we like to completely prime the wood (if the case of wood fascia all six sides) and paint the wood but priming and painting does have to be done as weather permits.

We service and have recently completed dry rot repair jobs in these cities:

Aliso Viejo Roofing, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills Roofing, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Lemon Heights, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, City of Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmore, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Heights, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunny Hills, Surf Side, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda Roofing.

We service and have recently completed dry rot repair jobs in these communities:

Bennett Ranch, Canyon Crest, Coto De Caza Roofing, Dove Canyon Roofing, Emerald Bay, Las Flores, Monarch Beach, Monarch Bay, Nellie Gale, Newport Coast, Rancho Mission Viejo, Robinson Ranch Roofing, Palisades, Portola Hills, San Joaquin Hills, Santiago Hills, Shady Canyon, Talega, Turtle Rock, Tustin Legacy, Tustin Ranch, Woodbridge.

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