Our home’s roof is our first line of defense against the extreme weather in Colorado, it needs to be secure, durable and well maintained.
If roof rot develops, homeowners will face a serious problem that must be rectified immediately in order to preserve the roof's integrity. There are many reasons why wood rot happens, but one thing is that it can bring in moisture leading to mold issues. There's always a danger that sheathing will degrade or develop wood rot if it's exposed to damp often or has little to no ventilation. Other times, the roof decking might need to be replaced.
WHAT CAUSES ROOF ROT?
- Roof defects
- Damaged roof materials
- Ice builds up
- Leaky or blocked gutters
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOOD ROT SPREADS ON YOUR ROOF?
Wood rot may wreak havoc on your roof, costing you a lot of money. The rot weakens the wood, making it more susceptible to wind and water damage. Over time, the rot will cause the wood to decay and eventually collapse.
HOW TO PREVENT WOOD ROT?
- To prevent roof rot and other related problems that can lead to costly repairs, it’s always a good idea to keep your flat roofing system in good condition
- Roof maintenance at least twice a year is a smart preventative strategy that can help determine possible issues even before rot appears.
- Ensuring good roof ventilation and keeping the roof clear of any debris are also helpful in keeping moisture at bay.
WHAT DOES OUR ROOFING INSPECTION INCLUDE?
- Facial boards and corner boards
- Siding (particularly if it is wood siding)
- Exposed framing in crawl spaces and basements
- Window sills and door thresholds and casings throughout the home
- Roof decking (specifically the underside or that adjacent to areas of high moisture such as garden beds or in heavily shaded areas)
- Roof framing, trusses