South County Roofing Qualifications
Owner began roofing full time in 1987
Licensed with the CSLB (Partnership) in 1992
Sole Proprietor Licensed (737515) with the CSLB in 1997
Achieved Industry Expect Certification with the CSLB in 1999
Certified by Owens Corning in 2002
Certified by Mull-Hide (low sloped roofing specialty manufacture) in 2003
Certified at the highest level Certainteed offers in 2004
Certified at the highest level by Elk roofing (manufacture) 2004
Certified at the highest level by GAF (manufacture) 2004
Service Magic Professional and Member since 2004
Awarded the Crystal Cove Historical Cottage rebuild contract (for the roofing of 21 cottages) 2004
Project managers now get certified by Certainteed 2005
southcountyroofing.com website 2007
Accepted by allexperts.com as a roofing expert 2008
Best of Lake Forest Award by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) 2008
Lifetime Exemption from Certainteed for the Quality Master Program 2008
Accredited by the Better Business Bureau with the highest rating possible A+ 2008
Certified By Eagle Roofing to Install their Solar Roofing Panels 2009
Best of Lake Forest Award by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) 2010
Achieved the “10 Review Badge” from Yelp.com 2011
Best of Lake Forest Award by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) 2011
Celebrating our 15th Year in business (License Number 737515) 2012
Dry Rot Repair - Where does it happen?
It is easy to walk around our houses and spot some boards with dry rot damage. If you look carefully at your window trim or fascia boards (especially the corners) and under your eave portion of your home you probably will find some damage. Dry rot damage can appear to be paint that is pealing or a bad paint job that needs to be redone. Upon closer examination if you touch dry rotted wood you will notice that it has become soft or hollow. These soft or hollow boards become a feeding ground for termites. It is not uncommon for the wood to be so weak that you can poke your finger right through a piece of dry rotted wood.
Eave boards under the roof get dry rot damage when the original roof edge has not been properly treated with edge metal and eave riser metal for tile roofs. If your tile roof is missing these metals there’s a good chance you will be finding some dry rot around the roof edges. Window trim is also a common place for dry rot damage to appear. Often the door or window contractor installs the trim with inexpensive caulking that can quickly shrink, dry, and crack. These conditions make the wood around your window susceptible to dry rot and termites. Also, you should be careful of your sprinklers. They may be watering the grass and plants and at the same time they may be watering your wood trim. It is very important that they point away from the house at all times and are they should not be allowed to spray or keep wet any wood trim.
Why does it happen?Seeing and finding the dry rot damage itself can be easy but can be difficult to find the reason the dry rot occurred. Why dry rot is damaging some wood around your house and not other wood pieces around your house? Identifying exactly what caused the dry rot is critical to dry rot prevention. What is even more critical is hiring the right person to do and oversee the job. If a contractor simply removes the damaged wood around your home and replaces it with new wood it will appear that the problem is solved. But, if the source of the dry rot was not found and properly corrected you may have made matters worse in the long run. Identifying exactly why the dry rot has occurred can be one of the most important tasks involved when repairing dry rot. Just about any contractor with some simple wood working skills can replace the wood but what you really need is a contractor with the skills to locate exactly where the problem originated and properly address and repair the area. This takes a great deal more skill, effort and time.
When it comes to wood moisture content matters. Wood is unstable when it is green, meaning that it will shrink, bow, and twist as it dries. The purpose of kiln drying is to stabilize the wood. Not using the correct wood will mean problems down the road and premature replacement. It can get really expensive trying to save money by hiring a cheaper contractor. It is critical your contractor know when to use kiln dried wood and where to get it.
Who should repair the dry rot or termite damaged wood on your Orange County home?
How Long have we been doing this? -
Orange County Eave Board Replacements -
To the left you see some dry rot damaged eave boards. Dry rot damage like pictured to the left is typical for tile roofs to have on the edges and around the perimeters of the roof. Most roofers do not water proof the edges properly. Because of this lack of detail on the edges of your roof your eave boards and fascia can suffer. The continued wetting and drying that the wood endures starts the dry rot condition. The dry rot condition in turn eats away and softens the wood. The softening of the wood combined with the wetness due to a lack of proper water proofing attracts termites. When you get active termites and dry rot damage in the same location the damage gets really bad. What most contractors don’t do is remove a lot of tile in the area of the termite and dry rot in order to expose the damage roofing felt that has been allowing the water to come into contact with and damage the wood. With the felt exposed we can then cut out and remove the damaged felt and replace it with new. But, this is only the half of it. If you are not experienced with tying new felt into an old roof you can cause more damage and ongoing leaks. It’s not as easy as just putting some new felt down on or around the existing felt as I quickly learned when I started doing this type of repair 20+ years ago
We service and have recently completed dry rot repair jobs in these cities:
Aliso Viejo Roofing, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills Roofing, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Lemon Heights, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, City of Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmore, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Heights, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunny Hills, Surf Side, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda Roofing.
We service and have recently completed dry rot repair jobs in these communities:
Bennett Ranch, Canyon Crest, Coto De Caza Roofing, Dove Canyon Roofing, Emerald Bay, Las Flores, Monarch Beach, Monarch Bay, Nellie Gale, Newport Coast, Rancho Mission Viejo, Robinson Ranch Roofing, Palisades, Portola Hills, San Joaquin Hills, Santiago Hills, Shady Canyon, Talega, Turtle Rock, Tustin Legacy, Tustin Ranch, Woodbridge.