Roofing Services in MN, IA, & WI, including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids & Minneapolis.

Wood Rot Repair in Greater, MN, IA, and WI

We stop wood rot from damaging your roof & devaluing your home

Roof vent installation

Preventing wood rot. By allowing warm, humid air to escape, roof vents lower the moisture content of building components in your entire house. Lower moisture content and reduced relative humidity help prevent rot.

Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board is rotted.

Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior window sill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Worse is when you’re in the basement or crawlspace and notice rot in structural beams and joists!

Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action.

Platinum Roofing and Construction specializes in roof repairs that can help prevent wood rot. We offer expert wood rot repair and roof repair services throughout the Greater, MN, IA, and WI area. Contact us for a free repair estimate.

What causes rot anyway?

The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.

To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.

Where to Inspect for Dry Rot & Wood Rot

Armed with an awl or a small screwdriver, inspect locations where rot often gains a foothold. Use the tool to poke into areas that are suspects (blistered or soft) to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:

  • Exposed framing in a basement or crawlspace
  • Exterior window sills and door thresholds
  • Exterior window and door casings (trim)
  • The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
  • Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
  • Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)

A solid roof can help prevent dry rot damage

Roof Rot

Stop the rot. Without excess moisture, rot cannot gain a foothold in your home. Properly maintained gutters and reduced moisture infiltration at the windows are good preventative measures.

Most of the strategies for fighting dry rot throughout the house begin with your roof. If your roof is not sound and your gutters are clogged or misaligned, tremendous amounts of water can enter your home and saturate the ground around your foundation (which can also allow water to seep into your home). So, the first rule of home care is to make sure your roof is leak-free and in good repair. As a leading roofing contractor in Greater, MN, IA, and WI, we offer comprehensive roofing services, including a variety of roof repairs to help you maintain your roof's condition.

Platinum Roofing and Construction also understands that the roof is more than a barrier to rain and snow. It is also where your home exhales! A properly vented roof also expels much of the water vapor that builds up in the home and plays an important role in keeping the moisture content in building materials to safe levels.

Vent openings are typically located along the roof’s ridge and soffits at the eaves. These roof vents are usually continuous in order to maintain adequate air flow.

Warm, often humid, air naturally rises up (warm air rises) through the ridge vents and replacement air is drawn in through soffit vents to replace it.

Called convection, or the “stack effect,” replacement air may also be drawn from wall cavities that surround the lower levels of your home – and even from your basement. The stack effect normally helps maintain low moisture levels throughout your home.

Looking for an effective solution to wood rot in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin? Reach out to us by phone or send us an email to schedule a free roof repair estimate in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Des Moines and nearby. We are one of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin's finest roofers, maintaining a solid reputation and providing only the best services and products.

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Serving MN, IA, & WI including the Greater Minneapolis area
Cities in Allamakee County, IA
Dorchester
Harpers Ferry
Lansing
New Albin
Postville
Waterville
Waukon

Cities in Benton County, IA
Atkins
Belle Plaine
Blairstown
Garrison
Keystone
Luzerne
Mount Auburn
Newhall
Norway
Shellsburg
Urbana
Van Horne
Vinton
Walford
Watkins

Cities in Black Hawk County, IA
Cedar Falls
Dunkerton
Evansdale
Gilbertville
Hudson
La Porte City
Raymond
Waterloo

Cities in Boone County, IA
Boone
Boxholm
Luther
Madrid
Ogden
Pilot Mound

Cities in Bremer County, IA
Denver
Janesville
Plainfield
Readlyn
Sumner
Tripoli
Waverly

Cities in Buchanan County, IA
Aurora
Brandon
Fairbank
Hazleton
Independence
Jesup
Lamont
Quasqueton
Rowley
Stanley
Winthrop

Cities in Butler County, IA
Allison
Aplington
Aredale
Bristow
Clarksville
Dumont
Greene
Kesley
New Hartford
Parkersburg
Shell Rock

Cities in Cedar County, IA
Bennett
Clarence
Lowden
Mechanicsville
Stanwood
Tipton
West Branch

Cities in Cerro Gordo County, IA
Clear Lake
Dougherty
Mason City
Meservey
Plymouth
Rock Falls
Rockwell
Swaledale
Thornton
Ventura

Cities in Chickasaw County, IA
Alta Vista
Fredericksburg
Ionia
Lawler
Nashua
New Hampton

Cities in Clayton County, IA
Edgewood
Elkader
Elkport
Farmersburg
Garber
Garnavillo
Guttenberg
Luana
Marquette
Mc Gregor
Monona
North Buena Vista
Saint Olaf
Strawberry Point
Volga

Cities in Dallas County, IA
Adel
Booneville
Bouton
Dallas Center
Dawson
De Soto
Granger
Minburn
Perry
Van Meter
Waukee
Woodward

Cities in Delaware County, IA
Colesburg
Delaware
Delhi
Dundee
Earlville
Greeley
Hopkinton
Manchester
Masonville
Ryan

Cities in Dubuque County, IA
Bernard
Cascade
Dubuque
Durango
Dyersville
Epworth
Farley
Holy Cross
New Vienna
Peosta
Sherrill
Worthington
Zwingle

Cities in Fayette County, IA
Arlington
Clermont
Elgin
Fayette
Hawkeye
Maynard
Oelwein
Randalia
Wadena
Waucoma
West Union
Westgate

Cities in Floyd County, IA
Charles City
Colwell
Floyd
Marble Rock
Nora Springs
Rockford
Rudd

Cities in Franklin County, IA
Alexander
Geneva
Hampton
Latimer
Sheffield

Cities in Greene County, IA
Dana
Grand Junction
Paton
Rippey

Cities in Grundy County, IA
Beaman
Conrad
Dike
Grundy Center
Holland
Morrison
Reinbeck
Wellsburg

Cities in Guthrie County, IA
Jamaica

Cities in Hamilton County, IA
Blairsburg
Ellsworth
Jewell
Kamrar
Randall
Stanhope
Stratford
Webster City
Williams

Cities in Hancock County, IA
Britt
Corwith
Crystal Lake
Garner
Goodell
Kanawha
Klemme
Woden

Cities in Hardin County, IA
Ackley
Alden
Eldora
Hubbard
Iowa Falls
New Providence
Radcliffe
Steamboat Rock
Union
Whitten

Cities in Howard County, IA
Chester
Cresco
Elma
Lime Springs
Protivin
Riceville

Cities in Humboldt County, IA
Bode
Bradgate
Dakota City
Hardy
Humboldt
Livermore
Ottosen
Renwick
Rutland
Thor

Cities in Iowa County, IA
Amana
Conroy
Homestead
Ladora
Marengo
Middle Amana
North English
Parnell
South Amana
Victor
Williamsburg

Cities in Jackson County, IA
Baldwin
La Motte
Monmouth

Cities in Jasper County, IA
Baxter
Colfax
Kellogg
Lynnville
Mingo
Monroe
Newton
Prairie City
Reasnor
Sully

Cities in Johnson County, IA
Coralville
Hills
Iowa City
Lone Tree
North Liberty
Oxford
Solon
Swisher
Tiffin

Cities in Jones County, IA
Anamosa
Center Junction
Langworthy
Martelle
Monticello
Morley
Olin
Onslow
Oxford Junction
Wyoming

Cities in Keokuk County, IA
Delta
Gibson
Harper
Keota
Keswick
Sigourney
South English
Webster
What Cheer

Cities in Kossuth County, IA
Algona
Bancroft
Burt
Lakota
Ledyard
Lone Rock
Lu Verne
Swea City
Titonka
Wesley

Cities in Linn County, IA
Alburnett
Cedar Rapids
Center Point
Central City
Coggon
Ely
Fairfax
Hiawatha
Lisbon
Marion
Mount Vernon
Palo
Prairieburg
Robins
Springville
Toddville
Walker

Cities in Madison County, IA
Bevington

Cities in Mahaska County, IA
Barnes City
Leighton
New Sharon
Rose Hill

Cities in Marion County, IA
Harvey
Melcher Dallas
Otley
Pella
Pleasantville
Swan
Tracy

Cities in Marshall County, IA
Albion
Clemons
Gilman
Haverhill
Laurel
Le Grand
Liscomb
Marshalltown
Melbourne
Rhodes
Saint Anthony
State Center

Cities in Mitchell County, IA
Carpenter
Little Cedar
Mc Intire
Orchard
Osage
Saint Ansgar
Stacyville

Cities in Muscatine County, IA
Atalissa
Conesville
Moscow
Nichols
West Liberty

Cities in Pocahontas County, IA
Gilmore City

Cities in Polk County, IA
Alleman
Altoona
Ankeny
Bondurant
Clive
Des Moines
Elkhart
Grimes
Johnston
Mitchellville
Pleasant Hill
Polk City
Runnells
Urbandale
West Des Moines
Windsor Heights

Cities in Poweshiek County, IA
Brooklyn
Deep River
Grinnell
Guernsey
Hartwick
Malcom
Montezuma
Searsboro

Cities in Story County, IA
Ames
Cambridge
Collins
Colo
Gilbert
Huxley
Kelley
Maxwell
Mc Callsburg
Nevada
Roland
Slater
Story City
Zearing

Cities in Tama County, IA
Buckingham
Chelsea
Clutier
Dysart
Elberon
Garwin
Gladbrook
Montour
Tama
Toledo
Traer
Vining

Cities in Warren County, IA
Ackworth
Carlisle
Cumming
Hartford
Martensdale
Norwalk

Cities in Washington County, IA
Ainsworth
Kalona
Riverside
Washington
Wellman
West Chester

Cities in Webster County, IA
Badger
Barnum
Callender
Clare
Dayton
Duncombe
Fort Dodge
Gowrie
Harcourt
Lehigh
Moorland
Otho
Vincent

Cities in Winnebago County, IA
Buffalo Center
Forest City
Lake Mills
Leland
Scarville
Thompson

Cities in Winneshiek County, IA
Calmar
Castalia
Decorah
Fort Atkinson
Ossian
Ridgeway

Cities in Worth County, IA
Fertile
Grafton
Hanlontown
Joice
Kensett
Manly
Northwood

Cities in Wright County, IA
Belmond
Clarion
Dows
Eagle Grove
Galt
Goldfield
Rowan
Woolstock

Cities in Anoka County, MN
Andover
Anoka
Bethel
Cedar
Circle Pines
Minneapolis

Cities in Blue Earth County, MN
Amboy
Eagle Lake
Garden City
Good Thunder
Lake Crystal
Madison Lake
Mankato
Mapleton
Pemberton
Saint Clair
Vernon Center

Cities in Carver County, MN
Carver
Chanhassen
Chaska
Cologne
Hamburg
Mayer
New Germany
Norwood Young America
Victoria
Waconia
Watertown
Young America

Cities in Chisago County, MN
Center City
Chisago City
Lindstrom
Shafer
Stacy
Taylors Falls
Wyoming

Cities in Dakota County, MN
Burnsville
Farmington
Hampton
Hastings
Inver Grove Heights
Lakeville
Randolph
Rosemount
Saint Paul
South Saint Paul
Vermillion

Cities in Dodge County, MN
Claremont
Dodge Center
Hayfield
Kasson
Mantorville
West Concord

Cities in Faribault County, MN
Blue Earth
Bricelyn
Delavan
Easton
Elmore
Frost
Huntley
Kiester
Minnesota Lake
Wells
Winnebago

Cities in Fillmore County, MN
Canton
Chatfield
Fountain
Harmony
Lanesboro
Mabel
Ostrander
Peterson
Preston
Rushford
Spring Valley
Wykoff

Cities in Freeborn County, MN
Albert Lea
Alden
Clarks Grove
Conger
Emmons
Freeborn
Geneva
Glenville
Hartland
Hayward
Hollandale
Twin Lakes

Cities in Goodhue County, MN
Cannon Falls
Dennison
Frontenac
Goodhue
Kenyon
Pine Island
Red Wing
Wanamingo
Welch
Zumbrota

Cities in Hennepin County, MN
Champlin
Dayton
Eden Prairie
Excelsior
Hamel
Hopkins
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Grove
Maple Plain
Minneapolis
Minnetonka
Mound
Osseo
Rogers
Saint Bonifacius
Saint Louis Park
Saint Paul
Spring Park
Wayzata

Cities in Houston County, MN
Brownsville
Caledonia
Eitzen
Hokah
Houston
La Crescent
Spring Grove

Cities in Le Sueur County, MN
Cleveland
Elysian
Kasota
Le Center
Le Sueur
Montgomery
Waterville

Cities in Mcleod County, MN
Plato

Cities in Mower County, MN
Adams
Austin
Brownsdale
Dexter
Elkton
Grand Meadow
Le Roy
Lyle
Racine
Rose Creek
Sargeant
Taopi
Waltham

Cities in Nicollet County, MN
Mankato
Nicollet
Saint Peter

Cities in Olmsted County, MN
Byron
Dover
Eyota
Oronoco
Rochester
Stewartville

Cities in Ramsey County, MN
Saint Paul

Cities in Rice County, MN
Dundas
Faribault
Kilkenny
Lonsdale
Morristown
Nerstrand
Northfield
Warsaw
Webster

Cities in Scott County, MN
Belle Plaine
Elko New Market
Jordan
New Prague
Prior Lake
Savage
Shakopee

Cities in Sibley County, MN
Arlington
Gaylord
Green Isle
Henderson

Cities in Steele County, MN
Blooming Prairie
Ellendale
Medford
Owatonna

Cities in Wabasha County, MN
Elgin
Kellogg
Lake City
Mazeppa
Millville
Plainview
Reads Landing
Wabasha
Zumbro Falls

Cities in Waseca County, MN
Janesville
New Richland
Waldorf
Waseca

Cities in Washington County, MN
Afton
Bayport
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake
Hugo
Lake Elmo
Lakeland
Marine On Saint Croix
Newport
Saint Paul
Saint Paul Park
Scandia
Stillwater
Willernie

Cities in Winona County, MN
Altura
Dakota
Lewiston
Minnesota City
Rollingstone
Saint Charles
Utica
Winona

Cities in Wright County, MN
Albertville
Delano
Hanover
Rockford
Saint Michael

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Platinum Roofing and Construction
525 Industrial Dr
Elgin, MN 55932
1-507-573-5035


Platinum Roofing and Construction
2122 W 1st St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
1-319-800-6440

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