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DRY ROT   (Scroll down page for Dry Rot Estimate Request)

How to Locate, Determine and Describe Dry Rotted wood under the over hangs of your roof.

Refer to picture below: (for example of these 4 different described parts of an over hang of a roof.)

1. Roof Sheathing on the overhangs of the roof is nailed to the top of  the rafters. Usually its plywood or

V-rustic, V-rustic boards are re-sawn with lap sides,  they're usually  1x 8 or 1x 6  Rough side down.


2. Fascia board is nailed to the end of the rafter tails. Usually theyre re-sawn 1x 6or 2x 6 boards.

Rafter size can determine size of  fascia. Gutters are installed flush against the fascia. Not all houses have fascia.

3. Rafter Tails are the end of the rafters on the over hangs of the roof.  Usually theyre 2x 4, 2x 6 or  2x 8.

4. Barge Rafters are usually 2x 6", 2x 8, or 2x10 they're the last piece of wood on a gable end facing the weather.

The rafter tail in the picture could be the barge rafter if the roof ended at it.




Picture: shows the over hang of a roof and names the different parts. 

Roof over hangs are at the bottom of  the roof where the gutters go, they extend out past your house.

  2. Fascia -> (2"x 6")

1. Sheathing (Plywood)



3 and  4

<- Rafter Tails  (2"x 6") or Barge Rafter if the roof where to end at it.

Locating Dry Rot: Dry Rot is soft when probed, when wood is pushed with a probing tool like a long steel rod wood will be spongy, allowing steel rod to sink into wood making little push holes in the wood like in this picture, this was caused from water damage. Where non-dry rotted wood is hard and dense.

This Picture is a good example of dry rot on all 3 Different Parts of the over hang of a roof.

To repair the dry rot in this picture the roof (s) will have to be removed around the dry rotted area, and the dry rotted wood will be Cut out or pulled out and new wood will be installed, and the roof area re-installed.

Dry Rot

Dry rot is probably the nastiest risk to timber. It is a fungus that will attack and destroy timber very

quickly and it will penetrate brick walls to get to more timber. It thrives in moist, poorly ventilated

conditions indoors. It can be there unseen for many years, the first you may know of it is when

the symptoms appear. It thrives in those areas of the house which are not seen very often, such

as under wooden floors and in the roof space. Dry rot normally arrives as airborne fungal spores

which finds a welcome on wet timber

 What to look for:

Dry rot is easy to identify once you suspect you have it and know what to look for. In the early

stages, the spores send out fungal strands along the timber and through/along any wall. These

strands can became quite dense to form a mass like cotton wool penetrating, and destroying

the timber. The fungus can also become attached to carpets covering infected timber floors. T

he final part of the fungal life cycle is the formation of a mushroom-like fungus, which produces

millions of new spores which the air carries away to look for some more damp timber. The first

sign of dry rot is often its distinctive musty smell when you lift a floorboard or even just the carpet.


Dry rot is an equity eater and it will attract termites. They love the damp rotting wood. So getting

it repaired as soon as possible will save you money.


Dry Rot Estimate Request

Thank you for your interest in Moore Roofing Company. Please provide us with the following information.

  (so that we can be prepared to give you our very best service!)


Do you notice any dry rot under the over hangs of your house or garage?      

Where?  Choose all that apply?   (Please fill out below if you have dry rot damage under the over hangs/eaves of your roof.)


Roof Sheathing = Plywood  or  V-Rustic (V-rustic is Re-sawn lap board usually 1"x 8" or 1"x 6") Number of Feet     

Location on house, looking at the house from the street?    Choose all that apply:   Front    Rear    Right    Left

Fascia ( usually 1"x 6" or 2"x 6" Re-sawn, located at end of rafter tails)     Number of Feet of Fascia            

Location on house, looking at the house from the street?     Choose all that apply:   Front    Rear    Right    Left

Rafter Tails,  (usually a  2"x 4", 2"x 6 or 2"x 8" end of rafters at over hangs )         Number Rafter Tails          

Location on house, looking at the house from the street?       Choose all that apply:   Front    Rear    Right    Left

Barge Rafters,  (usually a  2"x 6" board located at the edge of the gable end)     Number of Feet of Barge rafters 

Location on house, looking at the house from the street?     Choose all that apply:   Front    Rear    Right    Left


What type of roof do you have?  (Disregard following questions if previously answered)

Doe you have a leak in your roof?    If you selected yes, Refer to our Estimate Request page/Repair.

How many existing layers of roofing is on your roof?     

How many story's  is your home?      

What is the pitch of your roof?      

If you know the square footage of your home, please select it here:        

How old is your home?      

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