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Wood Rot Repair and Paint

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You always want your home to be a beautiful, relaxing, and safe space for you and your family. But when you see rotted wood in your siding and other wooden elements of your home, it should be a reason for your concern instead of mere annoyance. 

If left ignored over time, wood rot can lead to severe structural damage and more serious problems down the line. So, once you see rotted wood in your home, you should have it repaired or (much better) replaced right away. 

In addition to siding, corner boards, skirt boards, shutters, soffits, and even around windows and doors, these are some of the places that are prone to suffering from wood rot. 

Depending on the extent of the damage, wood rot repair or replacement should be best dealt with by professionals. It makes sense to hire professional painters as they encounter wood rot on a regular basis during their jobs. The paint crew from Custom Painting, Inc. will address wood rot issues by repairing the affected wood and painting it or replacing its entirety with new wood.

The wood rot problem

Wood rot is decay that is typically caused by fungal growth in damp wood. Experts used to classify two types of wood rot – wet rot and dry rot – but this has been misleading since all rotted wood is caused by moisture. This means dry rot has also been wet at one time or another.

These are the reasons why repairing or replacing wood rot in your home is urgent:

  • Bubbling and cracking paint
  • Recurrence of mold and mildew (which can lead to more rot)
  • Paint discoloration
  • A strong, musty odor
  • It may be a deeper issue than mere wood rot – it could be a sign of more serious structural problems, which could compromise your home’s stability and safety.
  • Health and safety hazards to occupants.

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Our services

Here is an outline of Custom Painting, Inc.’s step-by-step process for wood rot repair or replacement, which may include:

  1. Inspecting the property for wood rot and assessing the extent of the damage.
  2. Developing a customized repair or replacement plan, such as finding out (and eliminating) the root cause of it and getting rid of rot by replacement instead of repair.
  3. Repair or replacement depends on the following factors:
    • The severity of the damage.
    • The structural significance of the affected wooden area. For example, if wood rot shows up in beams, columns, or roof joists, it should be a safety issue instead of an aesthetic issue. Thus, replacement is typically the better option than repair in this case.
    • The cost of repair versus replacement.
  4. Treating and preventing future rot by applying wood hardener, filler, or epoxy or replacing damaged wood with new wood or other material, such as PVC or fiber cement replacement boards.
  5. Painting, staining, or sealing the treated or replaced wood area.
  6. Final inspection and quality control.

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Why choose us?

When you see wood rot, no matter how extensive, choose Custom Painting, Inc., which will help preserve the wood features of your home. Here are the reasons why you should choose them for your next wood rot repair or replacement project:

  • Over 40 years of experience in the paint service industry.
  • A variety of services, from painting to repairs to custom installation work.
  • $4,000,000 liability insurance.
  • An experienced, skilled, and dedicated team of painters and carpenters
  • Solid leadership from the project manager.
  • A free, honest, and timely job estimate is always provided for free.
  • A concise and thorough quotation.
  • Thoughtful scheduling before the beginning of the project.
  • Meticulous attention to detail from beginning to end.
  • Use of the highest-quality paints, primers, and other coatings, as well as tools and equipment.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Full one-year guarantee on our work.
  • A follow-visit after the completion of the project.
  • Workers’ compensation that covers all employees.

Contact us today!

If you need a professional who can expertly deal with wood rot, Custom Painting, Inc. can help preserve and restore the wooden features of your home. Contact Custom Painting at 925-294-8062 or send a message to request a free quote.