DRY ROT REPAIR CALIFORNIA
WHAT IS DRY ROT?
Dry Rot refers to wood decay caused by certain species of fungi, also known as True Dry Rot. These organisms digest parts of the wood which give the wood strength and stiffness. The root cause of all dry rot and mold is excess moisture. Leaky roofs, let in water which leads to excess moisture which in turn leads to dry rot problems and chronic mold issues.
Dry rot may exist and be visible at areas of the roofing that are easily accessible such as the eaves, barge rafters, rafter tails, and fascia boards.
DOES ROOF DOCTORS INSPECT FOR DRY ROT ON MY ROOF?
NO, during their Free Roof Inspection, Roof Doctors does NOT usually inspect for dry rot at the eaves, barge rafters, rafter tails or fascia boards. We feel this is not cost efficient for the homeowner to do these repairs in excess of any that may be recommended or required by a Branch 3 Licensed Termite Company for a Certificate of Completion.
Roof Doctors do dry rot repair California, after a report has been issued by a Termite Company and prior to them issuing their Certificate of Completion. However, if a homeowner specifically requests that these areas be inspected, then they will become part of our Free Roof Inspection and an estimate will be given to repair any dry rot damaged areas that may be found throughout the roof.
HOW IS DRY ROT USUALLY DISCOVERED ON A ROOF?
When a Buyer is buying a home, they usually hire a termite inspection company to perform an inspection on their home. The inspection process will cover all accessible and visible areas of the interior and exterior of the home, following with the issuance of a “Wood Destroying Pest and Organisms Inspection Report”. Often times, this report will describe those areas of dry rot that were discovered at the eaves, barge rafters, rafters tails, and fascia boards. An appraiser may also notice dry rot during their appraisal of the home. Many lenders will not do the following until the Termite Company has issued a Certificate of Completion:
- Issue loan documents
- Fund a loan
- Close on a loan
This Certificate of Completion is a statement issued by the termite company that the home is free and clear of termites, wood destroying beetles or fungus damage within visible and accessible areas. In other words, they’re certifying that the dry rot conditions no longer exist and that the home is free from any dry rot organisms, including roof areas at the eaves, barge rafters, rafter tails, and fascia boards.