Repairing Rotted Wood

Repairing Rotted Wood

Over time, wood can start to rot as it’s exposed to moisture. When you find rotted wood on your home, it is best to address it promptly. If left untreated, rotted wood can cause damage to your home and aesthetically it isn’t the most appealing. Keep reading to learn about tips for repairing rotted wood. 

Where We Typically Find Rotted Wood

Here are some areas of your home that are more susceptible to wood rotting.

  • Decks & Porches
  • Siding
  • Exterior Trim
  • Around Windows
  • Shower Walls
  • Floors Around Shower/Bathtub

Essentially any area where wood could be exposed to water or moisture on a regular basis.

 

How to Spot Rotted Wood

Once rotted wood is discovered, the next step is determining the cause.

  • Was it due to natural wear and tear and lifespan of wood?
  • Is there a leak or plumbing issue?

If the latter is the reason, we obviously want to address the issue before replacing the rotted wood.

 

Determine the Cause of Rotted Wood

Once rotted wood is discovered, the next step is determining the cause.

  • Was it due to natural wear and tear and lifespan of wood?
  • Is there a leak or plumbing issue?

If the latter is the reason, we obviously want to address the issue before replacing the rotted wood.

 

How to Repair Rotted Wood

The process of repairing and replacing rotted wood varies case by case. We often don’t know the full extent until we open up the rotted area and see first hand.

  • Remove existing rotted area
  • Add any structural or support as needed
  • Replace with new wood or patch with rotted wood bondo

 

Questions about rotted wood? Feel free to contact us.


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