Wood has been the leading building product in Vermont. Its beauty, versatility, and strength are hard to beat, but it has a significant 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.
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Types of Rot
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.