Here’s a news flash! For those of you that may not be aware, the South Bay has a ton of dry rot damage. Perhaps it is because of the damp evenings and moist mornings. In any event, exposure to the moisture element creates a condition that is conducive to the decomposition of organic matter; your fascia and siding. You can also place blame those cheap a$$ builders from the 1970’s for using pine as a major lumber species in fascia and siding. Regardless if you are in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach or Torrance, redwood and cedar are the best bet for longer lasting wood trim.
Termites are something else to contend with. These critters are drawn toward exposed wood. If your house has peeling or chipping paint, it’s time to do something about it. Once the paint begins to separate from the lumber, it becomes a snowball effect. Moisture will penetrate behind the existing paint while expanding and contracting the wood fibers, which cause additional paint to chip off. The sun will also help bake the finish on the wood, eventually exposing the wood directly to the elements. In dark, damp corners fungi will begin to grow. Fungi manifests in a white, chalky flakes. Now it’s time to replace the entire board. Springtime is the best time to take a look at the eves around the house. Poke at them with a broom handle or ski pole. Look for soft spots. If you locate a damaged area call a professional to remove it ASAP so that the dry rot does not spread. If it goes unchecked, dry rot repair and termite damagerepair can cause a tremendously expensive amount of damage to a home.
Your home is your biggest asset, so you'll want to protect it at all costs. Our blog has plenty or articles about home maintenance to help you fight any termite damage and dry rot. If you need additional information regarding termite damage and dry rot you can read the articles below.
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