You may have decided that your home is in need of a fresh paint job, but what happens when you discover rotting wood upon closer examination?
Wood rot can lead to structural problems like deterioration of beams and posts, the floor, or other areas hidden from view. It is essential to understand what causes wood to rot to prevent it from happening.
Wood is a common building material, so wood rot is quite a prevalent issue. It is a form of decay set off by moisture and fungi. Continuously damp, unprotected wood surfaces are easily susceptible.
When inspecting your home for wood rot, check for these tell-tale signs:
One surefire way to help prevent wood rot from occurring in your home is to keep your home’s paint in good condition and repaint when necessary. Unpainted and unprotected wood surfaces are most vulnerable to wood rot.
Wood rot should be repaired as soon as possible and then a fresh coat of paint should be applied. Painting over wood rot can cause paint to dry cracked and bubbly and moisture from the wood will compromise the color.
If you are unsure if your home has wood rot, or if you are in need of wood rot repair and a fresh coat of paint, contact us at Major Painting today!