Elite Home Exteriors NW

Dry Rot Repair

Your #1 James Hardie Preferred Siding Contractor! 
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As a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, you can rest assured that all products will be installed properly for ultimate performance. We comply with James Hardie Preferred Installation Best Practices and maintain a satisfactory credit report.

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    Expert Dry Rot Repair

    For homeowners in the Pacific Northwest, they are well aware that rain is a regular part of the regional weather. Wet and rainy climates can take a severe toll on homes, especially ones that still have wood siding. The damage that moisture can cause is known as dry rot or wood rot. It is a type of fungus that grows in damp wood. Wood rot is a considerable concern to the homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. Elite Home Exteriors NW has you covered when it comes to your home’s dry rot issues. As Vancouver’s leader in siding installation contractor, we know what it takes to handle dry rot repair of any size. Call our team of siding specialists to have them come to check your wood siding for any possible sign of rotting or damage caused by fungus and moisture

    Dry Rot in Wood Siding Explained

    Many homeowners may not be entirely familiar with dry rot and why it occurs. Wood rot gets brought on by a specific type of fungus that develops from spores that land on wood and thrive with the right amount of moisture. It may present itself in a white or grey form as a growth on wood. Some of the signs of wood rot include paint that has blistered, cracked, or peeled, darker wood than other areas, or even green algae on the wood. The fungus needs consistent moisture to grow, so it generally thrives in climates like that of the Pacific Northwest. It’s difficult to stop the rotting once it has started, but there are different ways to prevent it in the future. Properly treating and sealing wood while maintaining the finish can help prevent wood rot from destroying the siding panels.

    Wood Rot Repair Service Experts

    When all else fails when it comes to the prevention and maintenance of your home’s wood siding, homeowners should get professional repair help. Dry rot can spread quickly and can end up being costly. If the fungus can spread rapidly, it can cause extensive damage to your home. The repair process from Elite Home Exteriors NW is thorough. When one of our siding experts comes to your home, they’ll inspect:

    • The wood to see if it is soft or showing signs of rot
    • The base of your siding
    • The sub wall underneath
    • The areas around your windows and doors

    If dry rot has started to affect your siding, we will then begin the repair process by removing the affected wood and boards, rebuilding the wood, and applying treatments like anti-fungal solutions. If your T1-11 or cedarwood siding has become soft or rotten, don’t hesitate to call the expert siding repair team at Elite Home Exteriors NW today and fix your home’s siding! Choose our professional contractors to treat your wood siding and prevent dry rot in the future. We can repair your cedarwood or T1-11 siding panels to look good as new and adequately treat it!

    Is Mold Dangerous?

    Mold poses significant dangers to both property and health. When left unchecked, mold can spread rapidly, causing structural damage to buildings, weakening foundations, and compromising the integrity of surfaces. Moreover, mold releases spores into the air, which, when inhaled, can trigger allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and exacerbate existing conditions such as asthma. Certain types of mold, such as black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum), produce mycotoxins that can be harmful if ingested or inhaled over a prolonged period, leading to serious health complications. Prompt identification and remediation of mold are crucial to safeguarding both the physical structure and the well-being of occupants within an affected space.

    Lead-Based Paint Certified

    In addition to repairing your home’s siding, Elite Home Exteriors NW is Lead-Based Paint Abatement Certified, meaning we can work on homes that have used lead-based paint. Companies are unable to work on lead-based paint homes without this certification. We make sure that we can work on every home, without any issues, and that we have gotten appropriately trained in the correct methods of how to remove siding with lead-based paint. That is just another aspect of what makes an elite siding company!

    Elite Home Exteriors NW is your Siding Expert and preferred choice for siding installation and siding repair in Vancouver, WA! Our experienced contractors provide a wide variety of services for your home’s exterior, including:

    • Siding replacement
    • Windows and Window Trim Replacement
    • Painting, Priming, and Weatherization
    • Water Intrusion Repair
    • Vapor Barrier Installation
    • Construction Defect Repair
    • Dry-rot/Mold Repair and Remediation

    For quality work and excellent customer service, call us today and have us come out to your Vancouver home for all your siding needs!

    Why Elite Home Exteriors NW Recommends James Hardie Siding!

    The wet, humid climate of the Pacific NW can test the limits of your home exterior, but not with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding. 

    James Hardie siding is the perfect siding for Pacific NW homes and is durable enough to withstand the weather and climate for years to come. 

    We recommend James Hardie siding to our clients because it is:

    • #1 Rated Durability
    • Rot-resistant
    • Fire-resistant
    • Insect-resistant
    • Uncompromising Performance
    • Elegant Aesthetics 

    James Hardie siding requires little to no maintenance and is way more cost-effective than other siding options like Cedar.

    If you’re looking for a beautiful, natural-looking exterior and long-lasting investment, you can’t go wrong with James Hardie siding.

    Elite Home Exteriors NW is a Certified Preferred James Hardie Installer And Contractor

    Elite Home Exteriors NW proudly serves the Portland and Vancouver areas as a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. 

    We comply with James Hardie Installation Best Practices and maintain a satisfactory credit report so we can provide all of our customers with a 30-year non-prorated warranty on James Hardie siding.

    With Elite Home Exteriors NW, you can expect a professional James Hardie siding installation or replacement with a satisfaction guarantee.

    Call us today to schedule a free estimate for your James Hardie siding installation or replacement.

    See what homeowners are saying about our work!

    Colleen Hass
    Colleen Hass
    Choose this company for you siding, you won't be sorry! The owner Ian, is far and above best contractor I have ever worked with. Excels at communication, follow up and explains everything in a friendly non-pressure way. I interviewed three other contractors, before settling on Elite. I knew I would be in good hands for this huge investment with Ian as he was genuine and sincere about providing the best result. Both the siding and the paint crew are top notch professionals, with a great work ethic and attention to detail, they are Hardie trained so you can be sure the installation was done to the highest standard and it shows! We went from ugly worn out 20 year vinyl to James Hardie siding, and the difference astounding, very very happy with what feels like a new house now.
    Colton O’Neill
    Colton O’Neill
    Ian is extremely knowledgeable at his craft. He was so patient with all of our questions and concerns. We felt so comfortable from the moment we met him. We met with a few other companies to do our due diligence but Ian was the clear choice.
    Adam Tuck
    Adam Tuck
    My home has a fairly complex exterior, and we were looking to re-side the home as we were dealing with constant issues of water intrusion. I was searching the greater Portland/Vancouver area for Siding Contractors for Hardie Siding, as we really just wanted something that would hold up against the elements and protect us in the case of any nearby fires (we’re close to some woods). After meeting Ian from Elite Home Exteriors, we decided to go with him and we couldn’t have been happier that we decided to go with him as out Siding Contractor. We had additional problems from the water damage too, and the folks he recommended were also top notch. Ian and team are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Siding Contractor, which means basically that he’s passed the highest certification for installing James Hardie siding products. I would work with him again, but based on his fit and finish, I probably won’t need to! Thanks Ian!
    D Gray (DGray)
    D Gray (DGray)
    Working with Ian and his company was an absolute pleasure. I currently own 2 homes and have had 3 previous houses, so I’ve had experience with many contractors over the last 20 years and most are not good. My husband and I had a water intrusion issue (undisclosed to us during a house purchase) that we subsequently discovered for ourselves 6 months later in the rainy season. After meeting with many contactors to figure out how to execute the repair, we decided that their prices were outrageous even for just a patch job and we decided to do the right thing and replace all the wood siding with Hardie plank. My husband found Ian online, and we met with him. He is excellent at communication, through emails/text and/or phone calls. He was always pleasant to meet with and didn’t talk to me as if I was a dumb homeowner, which happens quite a bit in this industry. He was happy to answer all my questions and work with us on a documented design for adding architectural details so there was no questions on how the job would look. He and his crew were always punctual and professional. They finished the job ahead of schedule and did everything promised. Honestly, the water intrusion situation was very stressful, but Ian made it a pleasure to get resolved. I am so happy that we went with him and have had excellent results. My high-strung HOA was even happy about his work and gave us a compliment. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and I would be happy to talk to anyone wanting a reference about our pleasant experience. It isn’t every day that such a huge job is completed with such ease and professionalism. I 100% recommend working with Ian and Elite Home Exteriors NW – you won’t be disappointed!
    roxanne sutton
    roxanne sutton
    The South wall of the house had rot and cut siding from a previous connected wood deck. Ian was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional from start to finish. He answered detailed questions, gave me several options to fit within my budget. Ian communicated with me throughout the process, and was accommodating when I requested more detail, or a change during planning phase. His crew shows up on schedule, were friendly and courteous of my property, and cleaned up thoroughly before leaving. The job was completed quickly and within budget. The new siding and paint is an asset to this house and exceeds my expectations. I enjoyed working with Ian, and would recommend Elite Home Exteriors NW to anyone considering a siding update for their home.
    Justin Acciavatti
    Justin Acciavatti
    Glad I hired Ian and his team to replace siding on the south-facing side of my house. Communication with Ian throughout project was as good as any contractor I've worked with. The work was done well, went smoothly, just what you want. Also glad to see them not show up in expensive vehicle wrapped graphics, etc that the customer pays for. I'll have more siding to do on my house and will hire them again.
    Lori Clark
    Lori Clark
    Great communication by the company. The workers are skilled, arrived on time, and they are very friendly. We love the work they did on our house. The new siding makes our older home look like a new house!
    Keith Belshaw
    Keith Belshaw
    I chose to contract the team at Elite Home Exteriors NW to replace my siding as they had a fair price and provided a detail guide of materials, process and standards. They exceeded my expectations by finishing work early, were quick to communicate, did a fantastic job of replacing the siding and the team that did the install were friendly and helpful. I would solidly recommend Elite Home Exteriors!
    Brendan Greenen
    Brendan Greenen
    Elite Home Exteriors NW did an outstanding job on re-siding our home. From the initial survey and quote, to scheduling and completing the work, they were extremely transparent, communicative and professional! Very happy with our new siding and paint for our home!
    Kosal Sam
    Kosal Sam
    Ian and his team done a fantastic job. We resided our home with new siding and exterior paint. We are very happy of the outcome of their work. They did a great job!

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