Roof vents allow warm air to escape, lowering the moisture and relative humidity in the house and preventing wood rot.
Wood rot can often go unnoticed until it is too late. For example, when you hire a roofer to replace asphalt shingles, that is when you could learn the decking, rafters, or ridge board is rotting. If left unrepaired, wood rot can spread, causing foundation damage, including structural beams or joists rotting in the basement or crawl space. And if your home has significant signs of wood rot, it can cause a loss in resale value. So it is crucial to take action at the first sign of issues.
Klaus Roofing Systems by J Smegal provides reliable roof repairs that help prevent wood rot. We even offer wood rot repairs and other restoration solutions. We follow strict standards under The Klaus Roofing Way, protecting your system at every layer while promising the best materials, service, and craftsmanship to ensure a roof that lasts for years!
Schedule a roof inspection or a free service estimate to learn more. We serve homeowners throughout Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, & Hampshire Counties, including Westfield, Stockbridge, Springfield, and areas nearby.
The fungal spores that cause wet and dry rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active – and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot and wet rot are common fungi decay caused by spores already present in the wood. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it firm when exposed to moisture and high relative humidity:
Once we identify and eliminate sources of moisture that cause wet or dry rot, we repair affected roofing. In both instances, the affected timber will need to be replaced. Some signs of wet rot and dry rot include:
When identifying wood rot, Klaus Roofing Systems by J Smegal inspects areas where rot often gains a foothold with an awl or a small screwdriver. We use the tool to poke into suspected spots that look blistered or soft to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:
Excess moisture can cause dry rot on the roof and inside the home. But routine roof repairs can reduce water infiltration and keep everything secure.
Most strategies for fighting dry rot begin with your roof. Roofing problems and sagging, clogged gutters can cause tremendous amounts of home water intrusion and saturate the ground around your foundation. So here is how we prevent wood rot and home water damage with reliable roof repairs:
Are you looking for an effective solution to wood rot in Massachusetts? Reach out to Klaus Roofing Systems by J Smegal today! With The Klaus Roofing Way, we follow strict standards to ensure a durable system that provides reliable home protection. We guarantee skilled craftsmanship, quality service, and proven materials for a roof built to last.
Schedule a roof inspection or a free service estimate to learn more. We proudly serve areas throughout Massachusetts, including Stockbridge, Lenox, Pittsfield, Springfield, Westfield, Great Barrington, Longmeadow, Williamstown, North Adams, West Stockbridge, and nearby.
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