If you suspect that you have termite or dry rot damage it is important that you have your home inspected by a qualified termite and roof inspection company to determine the location and extent of the infestation. We network with excellent companies and will provide a referral or we will work with the termite company of your choice. We are a restoration company and we focus on corrective and structural repair when replacing damaged fascia and eaves. We prime the wood and use only #1 grade wood. We take care to match the existing wood texture and size as close as possible so that the repair looks as good better than the original. What really sets us apart from termite companies and others who do this work is that we make sure that the roof system is not damaged by the termite or dry-rot repair. When dry rot is the cause of damage we find how the moisture is creating the damage and repair the roof system to prevent the damage from reoccurring. We have saved our customers thousands in repeat repairs by combining the roof repair and the termite/dry-rot repair. Dry Rot refers to wood decay caused by certain species of fungi, also known as True Dry Rot. These organisms digest parts of the wood which give the wood strength and stiffness. The root cause of all dry rot and mold is excess moisture. Leaky roofs let in water which leads to excess moisture which in turn leads to dry rot problems and chronic mold issues. Dry rot may exist and be visible at areas of the roofing that are easily accessible such as the eaves, barge rafters, rafter tails, and fascia boards.
Whether to entirely replace a roof, or to simply repair it, can be a difficult decision for a homeowner. Some homeowners will neglect any necessary maintenance and repairs on a roof until there is evidence of either interior water damage or exterior dry-rot damage caused by roof leakage. Other homeowners will demand a roof replacement even though the useful life of the roof can be extended after repairs have been made to it. Many real estate transactions hang in the balance or are terminated when a buyer, who has limited resources and is buying a home in as-is condition, is required to obtain a roof certification from their lender, only to be told by their roofing company that they need a costly roof replacement. There are several important things that should be considered when attempting to make the decision between either repairing or replacing a roof.
All roofing companies are not the same and will not view your roof in the same way. Many roof inspections are subjective. Some roofing companies do not like repairing and certifying roofs from future leaks because they don't have the resources to repair future roof leaks on roofs that they have certified. These types of companies will find any reason to exclude a future repair under their roof certification. These companies are in the business of selling you a new roof, and will go out of their way to persuade you that your roof needs to be replaced. Safeguard will ensure you only acquire what is absolutely necessary or you request. At Safeguard, Integrity is always our number one priority.
Based on our experience, we have seen numerous instances where a homeowner has been told by a roofing company that they need a new roof, even though the roofing material still has many years left before it reaches its estimated life. For example, we often see 3-tab composition roofs in the 12-15 year old range, that are being called by roofing contractors for a re-roof. In almost every situation, we see roofing contractors call a wood shake roof for a re-roof even though that roof can still be repaired. There are instances, where roofs really do need to be replaced and there are situations where adequate repairs will be sufficient. With Safeguard you can be rest assured we practice under the strictest moral and integritable manner.