Maintaining your home is a crucial task and it takes more than yard work and cleaning to keep your home in prime condition. Attending to the attic is a vital part of home maintenance. Many issues can arise in attics that could compromise the home: one such issue is dry rot.
Dry rot is a fungus that can get into the wood under your roof. It is a unique organism that can transfer water from one part of itself to another. So, if it has any contact with water, it will transfer that water across itself throughout your attic to further weaken it. Dry rot will remain dormant in poor growing conditions, so it can survive for seasons in silence before wreaking havoc on your home.
To identify it, begin by looking for any spots that a frequent water source may have affected an exposed part of your roof. Be sure to check all along the roof line and where it connects to the walls of the house as moisture can build up in these areas. Use a pick or a screwdriver to push into the beams; if the wood bends under pressure or the point easily penetrates the wood, then your wood has been compromised. Dry rot eats the wood and makes it soft and unable to hold structure. It is also a progressive issue, so once you discover it, it needs to be taken care of.
Cox Roofing is the best roofing company that Bethesda, Maryland, has to offer. They will come to your home, inspect your attic, and discuss repair options with you. If you have dry rot, or if you think you may have it, then their experts will look into it and help you solve your problems. Don’t leave your roof exposed to the threat of dry rot. The rot will spread not just to other parts of your attic, but to the framework of your home, causing an even bigger hazard. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes when you know your attic has been inspected and treated for all the ailments it could be suffering from. If you have suspicions that dry rot might have taken hold in your home, contact Cox Roofing.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.