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Your Local Professional Wood Rot Repair Services

Wood rot is a type of decay that’s triggered by the presence of both moisture and fungi. In the environment, it’s a necessary decomposition process that turns fallen logs into nutritious soil — but at home, it’s a whole different story. 

That’s because wood rot can lead to a plethora of structural problems, from deteriorated support posts and beams to damaged floors and ceilings joists.

Fortunately, our technicians can remove rotted wood and restore your space to its like-new condition. Give us a call at (888) 261-3633 or schedule an appointment online for a free estimate.

 

Types of Wood Rot We Repair

We repair three main types of wood rot: brown or dry rot, white rot, and soft rot. Each type is distinguishable from one another by its color and texture.

Explore the table below to learn more about each type and the temperature it thrives in:

Type of wood root

Description

Temperature it grows in

Brown rot

Brown rot is often called “dry rot” because the surface of the wood looks dry. It targets the fiber in the wood’s structure and causes the wood to shrink, turn deep brown, and break into small cube-shaped pieces. Once it starts growing, it can spread quickly.

65–90 degrees Fahrenheit

White rot

If you notice the wood in your home turning white or light-yellow, the culprit is usually white rot. It breaks down lignin, an element found in a wood’s cell structure that makes it rigid. This can make the wood feel spongy.

65–90 degrees Fahrenheit

Soft rot

Soft rot decomposes wood much more slowly than brown or white rot. It takes on a honeycomb-like appearance, and is typically found in fallen logs and trees. However, it can grow inside homes if the conditions are right.

0–110 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Our Wood Rot Repair Services

Wood rot is prevalent in damp areas that don’t dry out and can cause problems to your home’s structure, windows, exterior, and much more. Our service professionals can repair the following types of rot.

Structural Wood Rot

Rooms with plumbed water fixtures like kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and basements are at risk of developing structural rot. That’s because leaks around water supply lines and drain pipes can keep those areas wet and provide the perfect setting for fungus to grow.

 For example, basements are prone to high humidity and moisture because the concrete walls are surrounded by wet soil. This can cause water vapor to develop on the surface of the walls and wooden ceiling beams. Once it starts growing, rot can spread rapidly and cause major harm to the foundation of your home.

 If this condition is not treated, your structure could fail.

 

Window Wood Rot

Nowadays, most windows are sturdy enough to prevent leaks. But it takes just a small gap that’s not properly sealed for rain to seep through and dampen the wood in the wall below the window.

Since the wood is not exposed to any air or sunlight, it will stay wet and provide the perfect condition for window wood rot to grow. Keep in mind that older wooden windows are at a greater risk for rot than newer ones. That’s because the water tends to sit on the window sill and seep through the cracks in the paint. 

Exterior Wood Rot

We also specialize in removing wood rot from the outside of your home.

We can repair rot on:

  • Decks and porches
  • Trim and wood sidings
  • Exterior doors
  • Roof decking and framing
  • And more

 

How Much Does Wood Rot Repair Cost?

There are many factors that can affect the cost of repair, including labor, the severity of the damage, and the materials needed for rebuilding. Our experts must first inspect your space before we can provide an accurate cost. Your local Five Star Painting can give you a free estimate. 

 

Find Wood Rot Repair Contractors in Your Local Area

We understand that dealing with rotting wood in your home can be a nuisance. But it’s important to identify the source of the problem before it becomes a bigger issue. Thankfully, our professionals can locate where the moisture is coming from before your wood experiences further decay. 

 Give us a call at (888) 261-3633 or schedule a free evaluation online

FAQs about Wood Rot Repair  

Should I replace or repair wood rot?

We recommend replacing the wood if the rot consumes at least 15% of the wood or if the rot is beginning to affect the structure of your home.

How long does wood rot take to fix?

Repairing wood rot usually can be completed in a day. However, it may take longer if the rot is severe or extends over a large area.

What happens if you don’t replace wood rot?

If you don’t replace wood rot, your structure will eventually become damaged. This means that the timber or any other wood in your home could deteriorate and collapse. It’s important to take care of the problem as soon as possible.

Contact your local Five Star Painting for help with any type of wood rot repairs.

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