Poor workmanship and industry practices cause premature dry rot throughout Orange County and the US. If caught in time, we can replace the superficial bad wood and also correct the mistakes made during the original build, thus greatly reducing future maintenance.
Wood Patio Posts should always be raised at least 1” off concrete surfaces. They should not be anywhere near landscape sprinklers or have contact with dirt.
Horizontal beams such as Patio Cover Joists and Ledgers can be shielded with metal edging. The tops of horizontal wood surfaces get less maintenance because they can’t be seen easily.
Metal edging can also be installed at the roof fascia junction so rain will run off of this very exposed wood edge.
Roof Repairs can be made to eliminate water intrusion that you don’t see.