Roofing Services in TX, including Arlington, Plano & Dallas.

Wood Rot Repair in The Metroplex and Greater DFW

We stop wood rot from damaging your roof & devaluing your home

Roof vent installation

Preventing wood rot. By allowing warm, humid air to escape, roof vents lower the moisture content of building components in your entire house. Lower moisture content and reduced relative humidity help prevent rot.

Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board is rotted.

Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior window sill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Worse is when you’re in the basement or crawlspace and notice rot in structural beams and joists!

Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action.

Titan Contractors specializes in roof repairs that can help prevent wood rot. We offer expert wood rot repair and roof repair services throughout the The Metroplex and Greater DFW area. Contact us for a free repair estimate.

What causes rot anyway?

The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.

To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.

Where to Inspect for Dry Rot & Wood Rot

Armed with an awl or a small screwdriver, inspect locations where rot often gains a foothold. Use the tool to poke into areas that are suspects (blistered or soft) to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:

  • Exposed framing in a basement or crawlspace
  • Exterior window sills and door thresholds
  • Exterior window and door casings (trim)
  • The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
  • Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
  • Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)

A solid roof can help prevent dry rot damage

Roof Rot

Stop the rot. Without excess moisture, rot cannot gain a foothold in your home. Properly maintained gutters and reduced moisture infiltration at the windows are good preventative measures.

Most of the strategies for fighting dry rot throughout the house begin with your roof. If your roof is not sound and your gutters are clogged or misaligned, tremendous amounts of water can enter your home and saturate the ground around your foundation (which can also allow water to seep into your home). So, the first rule of home care is to make sure your roof is leak-free and in good repair. As a leading roofing contractor in The Metroplex and Greater DFW, we offer comprehensive roofing services, including a variety of roof repairs to help you maintain your roof's condition.

Titan Contractors also understands that the roof is more than a barrier to rain and snow. It is also where your home exhales! A properly vented roof also expels much of the water vapor that builds up in the home and plays an important role in keeping the moisture content in building materials to safe levels.

Vent openings are typically located along the roof’s ridge and soffits at the eaves. These roof vents are usually continuous in order to maintain adequate air flow.

Warm, often humid, air naturally rises up (warm air rises) through the ridge vents and replacement air is drawn in through soffit vents to replace it.

Called convection, or the “stack effect,” replacement air may also be drawn from wall cavities that surround the lower levels of your home – and even from your basement. The stack effect normally helps maintain low moisture levels throughout your home.

Looking for an effective solution to wood rot in Texas? Reach out to us by phone or send us an email to schedule a free roof repair estimate in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Mesquite and nearby. We are one of Texas's finest roofers, maintaining a solid reputation and providing only the best services and products.

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Serving TX including the Greater Dallas area
Our Texas Service Area
Cities in Collin County, TX
Allen
Anna
Blue Ridge
Celina
Dallas
Farmersville
Frisco
Lavon
Mckinney
Melissa
Nevada
Plano
Princeton
Prosper
Wylie

Cities in Dallas County, TX
Addison
Balch Springs
Carrollton
Cedar Hill
Coppell
Dallas
Desoto
Duncanville
Garland
Grand Prairie
Hutchins
Irving
Lancaster
Mesquite
Richardson
Rowlett
Sachse
Seagoville
Sunnyvale
Wilmer

Cities in Denton County, TX
Argyle
Aubrey
Carrollton
Denton
Flower Mound
Frisco
Justin
Krum
Lake Dallas
Lewisville
Little Elm
Pilot Point
Ponder
Roanoke
Sanger
The Colony

Cities in Ellis County, TX
Ennis
Ferris
Maypearl
Midlothian
Palmer
Red Oak
Waxahachie

Cities in Hood County, TX
Cresson

Cities in Hunt County, TX
Caddo Mills
Greenville
Quinlan

Cities in Johnson County, TX
Alvarado
Burleson
Joshua
Venus

Cities in Kaufman County, TX
Crandall
Forney
Terrell

Cities in Parker County, TX
Aledo
Weatherford

Cities in Rockwall County, TX
Rockwall
Royse City

Cities in Tarrant County, TX
Arlington
Azle
Bedford
Colleyville
Crowley
Euless
Fort Worth
Grapevine
Haltom City
Haslet
Hurst
Keller
Kennedale
Mansfield
Naval Air Station Jrb
North Richland Hills
Southlake

Cities in Wise County, TX
Boyd
Decatur
Newark
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Our Locations:

Titan Contractors
207 E Ave East
Midlothian, TX 76065
1-817-854-3700

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