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WOOD ROT REPAIR

Wood Rot Repair in Greater Boston & MetroWest

We Stop Wood Rot from Damaging your Roof & Devaluing Your Home

Preventing wood rot. By allowing warm, humid air to escape, roof vents lower the moisture content of building components in your entire house. Lower moisture content and reduced relative humidity help prevent rot.

Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board is rotted.

Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior window sill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Worse is when you’re in the basement or crawlspace and notice rot in structural beams and joists!

Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action.

O’LYN Roofing specializes in roof repairs that can help prevent wood rot. We offer expert wood rot repair and roof repair services throughout the Greater Boston & MetroWest area. Contact us for a free repair estimate.

What Causes Rot Anyway?

The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.

To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.

Where to Inspect for Dry Rot & Wood Rot

Armed with an awl or a small screwdriver, inspect locations where rot often gains a foothold. Use the tool to poke into areas that are suspects (blistered or soft) to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:

  • Exposed framing in a basement or crawlspace
  • Exterior window sills and door thresholds
  • Exterior window and door casings (trim)
  • The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
  • Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
  • Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)

What Our Clients Are Saying

5 stars for sure!!! Extremely happy with the work provided by O’Lyn. They were able to start 2 weeks before we thought they would be able to, arrived promptly, were very professional, extremely quick and cleaned so well you would wonder if they were even there! The roof looks amazing! Would highly recommend!

Trish H.

O’LYN installed a roof for me this past November. They did an excellent job. The workers were prompt and courteous. They started the job in the morning, 8AM and finished by 4PM. All materials were picked up and the surrounding areas were spotless! I highly recommend them.

Eva O.

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