In the painting industry we see our share of wood rot. Wood rot is defined as excessive moisture that enables fungus to break down the wood surface, even if the wood is “pressure treated”. It is good to keep an eye out for signs that problems could be starting.
Look at these areas for potential wood rot:
- The ledger board of a deck, where the deck is attached to the house.
- The base of an exterior door.
- Behind gutters and downspout
- Under the roof line on soffits.
- The bottom of windows, like the window sill.
- If not flashed correctly, problems might occur with trim around doors and windows.
- The wood boards at the top of the foundation.
Once the rot is found, replacing the wood or repairing it is needed immediately. If not, the problem will worsen. In some cases, wood epoxy is best way to fix the problem without replacing the unit. McLain’s Painting uses an advanced epoxy technology that can form and be shape to match the existing wood, and also be a permanent fix for the situation. Keeping the wood caulked and painted is one of the best prevention plans for your home.