Dry rot can ruin any type of wood anywhere in your home, and that includes the roof!  Dry rot is caused by a fungus that infects the wood.  It spreads due to lack of ventilation from a source of moisture, and can weaken the roof deck and sheathing.

Here are some steps to protect your roof from dry rot.

  1. Keep your attic at a moderate temperature year round to prevent moisture buildup.
  2. Have your roof checked by a roof professional to look for signs of water damage, mold, or dry rot.
  3. Install a roof ventilation system, such as ridge vents, soffit vents or attic fans.
  4. Remove roof debris which can block water runoff on your roof and cause it to back up.
  5. Repair cracked or loose roofing shingles, and replace missing shingles.

Need your roof checked for signs of dry rot? Call the experts at J Adams Roofing!  Call us today to schedule your FREE roofing consultation today!

Sources:

DIYNetwork.com;  Top 10 Roofing Tips http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/exterior/top-10-roofing-tips

Networx;  What Is Dry Rot and How Can You Prevent It? http://www.networx.com/article/dry-rot