The True Orange County Roof Leak Mystery
First of all, understand Dry Rot…
Termite and Dry rot look very similar. Yet, with a closer inspection, you can see and feel the difference. With dry rot, the wood is rough and flakes apart. When it’s termite damage, it’s smooth and dry. Take a screwdriver and press it into the wood, you can see and flake off pieces. Sometimes it will completely penetrate the board. This is a good way for you to see the difference between two similar areas of damage.
The moisture in our coastal area can also cause the growth of fungus on your roof, eaves, fascia boards and beams. Which in turn, can also be responsible for more damage. An ongoing roof leak will create moisture. Contributing to fungus growth causing even more damage. When this happens, it may be time to call a professional roofing contractor to do an inspection, like Atkins Roofing in South Orange County. The professional roofer will fix and help prevent further damage to your roof. At times, we have also found this issue with new roofs. Meaning that the new roof was not installed right. Which would lead to similar issues and damage.
Dry Rot and Termite infestation is a big problem. The only way to get rid of the dry rot and termite damage, is to remove the infected wood. That often means that entire sections wood on eaves, fascia and sections of roof need the work. Dry Rot is hard to get rid of once you have it. You can help prevent this, by having annual roofing inspections. We here at Atkins Roofing recommend it. Give us a call Today! 44 years of fixing roofs right. Our Roof Repair Guaranty is the best Orange County, CA. “If we can’t fix your roof leak, you don’t pay for it” and at AtkinsRoofing.com