What is Wood Rot

Leaks, mold, mildew, and insects are the leading causes of wood rot around your home’s exterior. When it comes to rotting wood, you should always avoid simply patching the problem with exterior house paint and instead focus on eliminating the issue entirely. A paint job is not enough to fix the matter, the only real solution to wood rot, that ensures additional structural damage will not occur, is to have the wood replaced by a professional.

Exterior home wood rot is commonly found around decks, roofs, wooden window frames, and exterior doors. Often, moisture that has been on the wood long enough to encourage fungi to grow, will cause the wood to deteriorate. Without proper maintenance, in Ohio’s ever-changing climate, wood rot is ultimately inevitable.

How to fix wood rot

Exterior wood siding or trim faces constant exposure to the elements, thus making it a prime candidate for wood rot. The longer the wood is exposed to the elements without being properly taken care of, the greater the chance of extensive damage. Before painting your exterior, rotten wood must be thoroughly replaced. Wood rot can be easy to miss, and spreads rapidly, causing irreversible damage to the structure of your home. Experienced painting professionals should be able to identify and repair wood rot ASAP, ensuring all rotting wood and its traces are removed in order to prevent the problem from returning. Once the wood is replaced protective paint can be applied to improve the area aesthetically while simultaneously increasing longevity. Ideally, after wood repairs, your home’s entire exterior should be sealed with a long-lasting exterior sealant for protection, followed by a long-lasting primer and quality exterior paint.

Curb Appeal Quality Wood Rot Repair Services

Curb Appeal protects your home by offering the highest quality wood rot replacement and repair services. When painting your home’s exterior, you will often encounter wood damage that needs immediate repair. Not all professional house painters have the additional carpentry experience necessary to effectively handle rotting wood. That is where we come in. Our team of experts is well versed in wood rot repair, which can be invaluable when it comes to protecting your home from the widespread damage wood rot can cause. We handle each project with the utmost care, clearing any trace of wood rot and preserving surrounding wood as much as possible prior to sealing and painting.

After years of exposure to harsh elements and debris, it is not unusual for your home’s exterior to experience wood rot or splintering in several places - siding, window trim, etc. Curb Appeal is expertly equipped to repair any areas of wood damage, large or small, anywhere on your home’s exterior.

Let curb appeal take care of your wood rot and protect your home from future damage

We can easily incorporate wood repair services into your painting quote, and we guarantee we will find the most cost-effective and efficient solution for you, while also preventing any further damage to your home. Whenever possible, we can easily repair damaged wood. In more extreme instances, we’ll replace rotted wood with the best material for the job. We can then caulk and paint the area to ensure everything is as good as new.

Looking to repaint your home, but concerned about the potential of encountering rot? Request a free estimate today and make Curb Appeal your go-to for reliable and rewarding house painting services.