Serpula lacrymans is one of the wood destroying fungi also known as dry rot. Structural decay from rot damage can easily be confused with structural issues caused by pests like termites or other wood eating insects. While pests may physically eat away at the wood on your home, dry rot weakens its structure and will not slow or recover unless fully replaced by a professional.
The experts at Hometown Exterior Designs are trained to target the source of dry rot damage and replace your wood with brand new, safe products that are not susceptible to future rot or damage. We’re dedicated to making sure your home is safe for you and your family!
Our team will find and get rid of the rot in your home!
It’s important to properly identify the cause of decay on the structure of your home. If your home is affected by dry rot, you’ll likely notice your wood has begun to darken, crack or shrink. You may see a grey growth, sometimes mixed with patches of yellow or purple in less humid conditions. In humid conditions you might see a fluffy, while mycelium (fungus). Keep an eye out for rust-colored spores around the wood itself as well as a musty, damp smell.
Although it’s not difficult to identify rot damage, finding the source of the problem can be a challenging process. Dry rot typically affects wood that is damp. Because moisture can originate from many places in and around your home, it’s important to work with a professional who is trained to locate the fungus as well as remedy the underlying conditions creating unwanted moisture.
Hometown Exterior Designs is here to help! Our team members will not only repair your dry rot damage structure, we’ll also successfully locate the source of moisture in your home and address it to eliminate any hazards. We’ll make sure your home is is protected from future decay and keep you and your family safe for years to come!