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Can Dry Rot Hurt Your Health? How To Spot Dry Rot! DC Construction Home & Roofing Blog

Dry rot is a common problem that can cause serious damage to your roof if left untreated. At DC Construction Inc, a woman-owned roofing business that has been serving the Greater Sacramento Area for over 30 years, we know how important it is to detect and repair dry rot as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your home. In this DC Construction Home & Roofing Blog post, we will teach you how dry rot can hurt be hurting your families health as well as how to spot it.


Dry rot is a type of fungus that can grow in the wood of your roof, causing it to decay and weaken over time. If left untreated, dry rot can spread to other areas of your home and even cause your family health problems due to the growth of mold and other bacteria becoming airborne. Dry rot can lead to much bigger health and structural problems and should be taken very seriously.


The effects of dry rot on a roof.

One of the key signs of dry rot is a musty smell in your home, as well as visible signs of decay such as cracks, splits, or discoloration in the wood of your roof. If you suspect that your roof may be affected by dry rot, it's important to contact a professional roofing contractor as soon as possible to inspect and repair any damage and prevent health risks.


At DC Construction Inc, we are dedicated to preventing damage at the source and offer only the highest quality materials available to ensure the longevity and durability of your roof. We are proud to use only synthetic underlayment to repel moisture, not traditional felt which can trap and absorb moisture. Roofing underlayment lies beneath your roofs shingles and

Benefits of synthetic roofing underlayment.

protects your wood by acting as a barrier to condensation when outside

temperatures and humidity change. Traditional felt underlayment can trap and hold moisture, leading to moss and algae build under your shingles, which can cause shingles to warp and curl at the edges and allow moisture to penetrate. Synthetic underlayment is far less absorbent, repelling moisture at the source and preventing algae growth before it begins.


If you suspect that your roof may be affected by dry rot, we encourage you to check your home for signs of damage and contact us for a free estimate. Our team can provide you with a detailed assessment of your roof and recommend the best course of action to address any issues that may be present.


Don't let dry rot cause structural damage or put your family's health at risk. Contact DC Construction Inc today to schedule a roof inspection and repair any damage before it gets worse. Thank you for reading our DC Construction Home & Roofing Blog!

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