11 Gregory Drive, S. Burlington, VT 05403
+1 802-482-5777

Rot Repair

Rot Repair

Wood rot is a fact of life in Vermont. Wood has been the leading building product in our area. It’s beauty, versatility and strength are hard to beat, but it comes with a big downside: it can rot.

Some of the things that can cause wood rot in your home are:

  • Poor flashing on your roof can direct water into the house, causing leaks.
  • Poor or non-existent flashing around the siding, deck, doors, windows or trim allows water to seep into the walls. This not only causes extensive damage to walls, paint, and siding but if the water migrates into the framing of the house it can also cause structural damage.
  • Poor venting of the house can cause condensation and moisture build-up which can slowly eat away at the structure of the house.
  • Dirty or broken gutters that can’t perform their job of channeling water away from the house to an area where it can be absorbed.

Repairing the damage itself is only the first step toward solving the problem. To stop future rot recurrences, you need to identify the underlying cause and correct that as well.

TYPES OF ROT

Wet Rot

Wet Rot
When wood is saturated with water, and it doesn’t have a chance to dry, it becomes the perfect host for wet rot fungus. Wet rot is typically confined to the area of dampness because the mycelium does not spread into walls.

Dry Rot

Dry Rot
Serpula lacrymans, the fungus culprit of dry rot, only needs 20% of moisture content to start growing. This usually happens in areas with poor ventilation that cannot be seen. This fungus can spread throughout the complete building.

Wood rot only worsens with time and the longer you wait to address it, the more expensive the repair will be. Get in touch as soon as you spot any signs of rot. We can help repair not only the rot problem but the underlying issue that caused it in the first place. 

CONTACT US

11 Gregory Drive
S. Burlington, VT 05403

(802) 482-5777

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