Resolving the Effects of Deferred Maintenance in Oregon City

By Gabriel Callaway

July 10, 2020

Do parts of your home look rotten or worn out? Unfortunately, that may be one of the most significant signs that your house needs a maintenance check. Although a service like that may seem expensive up front, it will save you a considerable amount of money.

Most homeowners deferring their routine house maintenance, which can be tempting considering our busy schedules and regular expenses. But you need to remember that deferred maintenance can, later on, have detrimental effects on your house’s form and foundation. Typical problems include broken fixtures and masonry, funky room odors, and, considerably significant, the disintegration of your house’s structural materials that can be quite expensive to repair.

To prevent these issues from arising, you should conduct performing regular house maintenance. You can paint your house every 5 to 7 years or do an annual inspection of your caulking to ensure that it is in good running condition. Without a doubt, this will cost you a sum of money—however, going for the cheapest option may not be the wisest choice.

Deferred Maintenance Resulted in Rotted Sections of an Oregon City Home

One notable example of the effects of deferred maintenance would be an Oregon homeowner we recently serviced. At a distance, his house looks perfectly fine. But he observed that several areas of his home had already started to rot, so he contacted our team right away to resolve the issue.

Upon inspecting his house, we noticed that the interior’s trim consisted of the cheapest type of wood available in the market. This type of trim retains moisture even after months of dry weather conditions. We also observed improper flashing above the trim, which allowed excess water to run over the poor choice of trim and worsen the problem. Furthermore, we discovered that the caulking and painting were not checked and maintained, so the protection that both of those were supposed to provide was nonexistent. 


As a result, the rot had already penetrated inside the trim and sheeting underneath the siding. In a few places, the rot had passed from the sheeting into the 2×6 walls of the house. Fortunately, the family contacted Boss Exteriors as soon as possible! If not, these could have caused significant damage to the foundation of their home and its eventual collapse.

Oregon City Homeowner Can Now Relax In His Beautiful House

To give this family instant relief, our team removed the entire wall and checked which of the sheetings were in poor condition. We then removed all the sections that were damaged and rotten. After this, we tested the insulation of the house.


We found two specific areas where we had to remove the windows and the 2×6 walls. These were replaced with superior quality windows and sheeting. Once we had set everything in place, we started with the siding process. 


Our team of four fixed the rot and shored up the structure, completing the project in nine days.  Now, this Oregon homeowner and his family can enjoy their home knowing that they will be safe and comfortable for years to come (as long as they keep up with maintenance). They also get a 50 years warranty, all within their budget!

Unrivaled House Maintenance in the Portland Metro

Boss Exteriors specializes in solving routine house maintenance problems. We have a professional and expert team who deliver prompt and efficient services to our clients. We also ensure that the materials we use are of the highest quality. If you want to request an affordable routine house maintenance today, you can reach out to us at 503 732 7663.

Gabriel Callaway

About the author

Before Boss Exteriors, Gabe had his first company Callaway Construction Company for about 8 years. He started out of necessity to provide for himself and his family. Being self-taught, he was running everything solo for a couple of years in the beginning, and was doing all sorts of services. From flipping homes and doing all kinds of interior remodelling and contractor work, he recently shifted gears completely and niched down mostly to roofing, which is what Boss Exteriors is now. Channeling all his experience in being a general contractor for almost 10 years, he's now funnelling his expertise into the mastery of roofing to give customers an even better service and experience.

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