Your roofing system plays a big role in keeping your family and the rest of your home safe and dry from the natural elements. But to ensure that it stays that way, regular roof maintenance must be done to address any minor issues before they affect its performance. One of the issues your roofing system may face is dry rot, which can weaken the entire structure and risk a collapse.
How Dry Rot Affects Your Roof
Dry rot is a type of damage caused by fungi on certain parts of the roof where there’s moisture present. It’s partly caused by moisture as it provides everything the fungi need to accumulate at a rapid rate. The invasive fungi can reproduce at almost more than five million spores per minute in just a few days, yet can stay dormant for years or until it comes into contact with moisture again. Older homes or roofs that are near the end of their lifespan are at higher risk of suffering from rot damage. This is because the wooden components were not treated properly and have already been exposed to the elements for a long time.
Addressing and Preventing Dry Rot
The most common way to determine if your residential roofing system has dry rot is to have it checked for areas for possible moisture or water infiltration. If you find dry rot and don’t take immediate action, the damage can spread to other parts of your roof. You’ll end up with costly repairs or even a full roof replacement!
You’ll need to find the source of the moisture that’s causing the dry rot to ensure it won’t happen again. We recommend that you have a trusted contractor inspect the roof thoroughly so that the pro can spot and address leaks or any other issues that can cause dry rot. While this will also prevent the fungi from spreading, it will only stop the problem from worsening. Any affected wooden components must be repaired and replaced to ensure the rot won’t spread.
Crown Roofing LTD is your best choice for top-notch roof repair and replacement services! If you live in Vancouver, Surrey or the surrounding areas, call us today at (604) 370-6288. You can also fill out our convenient request form online.