ROTTEN WOOD REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
iPaint and Contract, Inc. | Glen Cove, New York
[dropcaps]W[/dropcaps]ood rot seems to be a growing epidemic in Long Island homes. Rotten wood repair and replacement is one of our most common services. It is not always our wet and humid Nassau weather that is at fault. Rotten wood can be traced to poor maintenance habits by homeowners, poor building practices by the trades and even to the lumber companies.Exterior trim is the most vulnerable to attack by rot fungi, and it doesn’t have to be very old wood to rot.
Call the iPaint professionals to have a free assessment of your home for rotting wood. Have iPaint walk around your house once a year and inspect the wood for rot. We will look at the edges of trim, especially where it meets the roof line or meets the ground. We also look at window sills and other wood components that lay flat and allow water to settle on them. If you are checking your home yourself and are unsure if an area is rotted, then gently push on the area with a small screwdriver, if it sinks in and the wood is soft, it’s bad wood and you need rotten wood repair or replacement.
If you want to prevent rotten wood from affecting your structures, you need to keep it dry. Wood rot is simply different fungi that are consuming the wood. The fungi need water to live. While it is important to be able to distinguish between dry rot and wet rot, they have all are caused by excess water in wood. The basic control is to eliminate the water causing the rot as dry wood doesn’t rot. You keep wood dry by keeping it painted stained and sealed.
If the wood is already damaged or too far gone iPaint and Contract, Inc. will complete your rotten wood repair or replacement. Our professionals are able to mold and shape fillers and epoxy to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won’t rot.
If your wood needs to be replaced iPaint and Contract, Inc. has a full time carpenter on staff. Protect your valuable investments by calling iPaint of Glen Cove for rotten wood repair and replacement today.