Wood Rot Repair

Wood Rot Repair in Albany, Saratoga Springs, & Nearby

Roof repairs prevent wood rot & increase resale value

Roof vent installation

Roof vents allow warm air to escape, lowering the moisture and relative humidity in the house and preventing wood rot.

Wood rot can often go unnoticed until it is too late. For example, when you hire a roofer to replace asphalt shingles, that is when you could learn the decking, rafters, or ridge board is rotting. If left unrepaired, wood rot can spread, causing foundation damage, including structural beams or joists rotting in the basement or crawl space. And if your home has significant signs of wood rot, it can cause a loss in resale value. So it is crucial to take action at the first sign of issues.

Klaus Roofing Systems of Upstate NY provides reliable roof repairs that help prevent wood rot. We even offer wood rot repairs and other restoration solutions. We follow strict standards under The Klaus Roofing Way, protecting your system at every layer while promising the best materials, service, and craftsmanship to ensure a roof that lasts for years!

Schedule a roof inspection or a free service estimate to learn more. We serve homeowners throughout Upstate New York, including Slingerlands, Clifton Park, Schenectady, and areas nearby.

What causes wood rot anyway?

The fungal spores that cause wet and dry rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active – and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot and wet rot are common fungi decay caused by spores already present in the wood. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it firm when exposed to moisture and high relative humidity:

  • Dry rot: From the fungal spores of Serpula lacrymans, this wood rot only requires 20% moisture content to grow. Dry rot hides in areas like floorboards or behind walls. If left unrepaired very early, dry rot can spread throughout the home and cause significant damage.
  • Wet rot: From the fungal spores of Coniophora puteana, this wood rot grows in timber and other porous building materials at 50% moisture. If your roof has wet rot, the spores stop spreading once we remove water leaks and other moisture.

Once we identify and eliminate sources of moisture that cause wet or dry rot, we repair affected roofing. In both instances, the affected timber will need to be replaced. Some signs of wet rot and dry rot include:

  • Moss & mold growth
  • Deteriorating shingles
  • Musty odors
  • Damaged & weakened wood
  • Sinking roof deck
  • Black, orange, & brown spores
  • Mushrooms on wood
  • Roofing debris in gutters

How we identify wood rot during a roof inspection

When identifying wood rot, Klaus Roofing Systems of Upstate NY inspects areas where rot often gains a foothold with an awl or a small screwdriver. We use the tool to poke into suspected spots that look blistered or soft to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:

  • Exposed framing in a basement or crawl space
  • Exterior window sills & door thresholds
  • Exterior window & door casings/trim
  • The underside of roof decking, if accessible from the attic
  • Roof framing, if accessible from the attic
  • Fascia, the trim to which gutters are often attached
  • Rake boards, the trim on the gable end of a roof

A solid roof can help prevent dry rot damage

Roof Rot

Excess moisture can cause dry rot on the roof and inside the home. But routine roof repairs can reduce water infiltration and keep everything secure.

Most strategies for fighting dry rot begin with your roof. Roofing problems and sagging, clogged gutters can cause tremendous amounts of home water intrusion and saturate the ground around your foundation. So here is how we prevent wood rot and home water damage with reliable roof repairs:

  • Leak-proof roofing: As the leading roofing contractor in Upstate New York, we offer comprehensive roof repairs that help maintain the condition of your system. That includes repairing leaky roofing, missing or broken shingles, and other areas that can lead to water intrusion.
  • Roof ventilation & ridge vents: The roof is where your home exhales. Roof vents expel much of the water vapor that builds up. They also play a crucial role in keeping the moisture content in building materials to safe levels. We install vent openings along the ridge and soffits at the eaves. These roof vents are usually continuous to maintain adequate airflow. Warm, often humid, air naturally rises through the ridge vents – and replacement air is drawn in through soffit vents to replace it.

Eliminate wood rot with The Klaus Roofing Way

Are you looking for an effective solution to wood rot in New York? Reach out to Klaus Roofing Systems of Upstate NY today! With The Klaus Roofing Way, we follow strict standards to ensure a durable system that provides reliable home protection. We guarantee skilled craftsmanship, quality service, and proven materials for a roof built to last.

Schedule a roof inspection or a free service estimate to learn more. We proudly serve areas throughout New York, including Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, Albany, Schenectady, Slingerlands, Guilderland, Troy, Latham, Amsterdam, Queensbury, and nearby.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Annandale On Hudson
  • Ashland
  • Barrytown
  • Bloomville
  • Bovina Center
  • Davenport
  • Davenport Center
  • Delhi
  • Denver
  • East Meredith
  • Edmeston
  • Elka Park
  • Franklin
  • Garrattsville
  • Gilbertsville
  • Glasco
  • Grand Gorge
  • Harpersfield
  • Hobart
  • Lake Katrine
  • Laurens
  • Maryland
  • Meridale
  • Milford
  • Morris
  • Mount Marion
  • Mount Upton
  • Mount Vision
  • New Berlin
  • New Kingston
  • New Lisbon
  • Oneonta
  • Otego
  • Portlandville
  • Prattsville
  • Red Hook
  • Roxbury
  • Ruby
  • Saugerties
  • Sidney
  • Sidney Center
  • South Kortright
  • South New Berlin
  • Stamford
  • Tivoli
  • Treadwell
  • Unadilla
  • Wells Bridge
  • West Davenport
  • West Oneonta
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Klaus Roofing Systems of Upstate New York
1205 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
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