Dry rot is the term used to describe rotten wood, specifically in the context of construction. This “wood rot” affects all wood members exposed to the elements, such as rain, sun and wind. A destructive fungus develops, damaging the wood, which leads to the condition that we know today as “dry rot”. These conditions develop due to continuous moisture exposure from rain, sprinklers, roof leaks, plumbing leaks or gutter/ downspout malfunction. Dry rot is found in many areas of a structure including: windows and doors, trims, siding, decks and patios, eaves and roofing members, framing and sub-framing. Poor house maintenance will expedite the rotting process, increasing future repair costs.

Like a cancer, the only way to repair affected areas is to remove the rotted members and treat the adjacent framing, trims, siding, etc. with a registered fungicide. There are also measures that can be taken to prevent dry rot damage, and they are these:

  1. Sealing all seams and nail holes with caulk/ silicone
  2. Painting the structure every 5-10 years
  3. Utilizing quality wood for construction
  4. Redirecting water sources away from wood members

Here at Good Life, we are a leader in dry rot repair, servicing the greater Sacramento region within a 50 mile radius. If you are getting your home ready for sale or just being a proactive homeowner, we are here to consult and provide professional repair services. We offer a free estimates and inspections, quick scheduling and timely project completion based on your needs and requirements.


Sacramento, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Carmichael, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn, Rocklin, Lincoln, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Natomas, Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento

If you would like to evaluate the condition of your home or address an ongoing “DRY ROT” issue, contact our office today at 916-833-1379.
Every inspection visit is FREE of charge and a detailed estimate will be provided outlining all necessary repair descriptions and associated costs. We are glad to perform a follow-up visit to walk through every item and and answer questions before scheduling work.

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