Rotten Wood, Part… (Whatever)

Wood rots.  (Inferior, non-wood materials that some builders use rot even worse.) Especially with hot and humid summers.  (You would be surprised at how much rot removal and repair I get calls on.) Unfortunately, sometimes folks don’t notice the rot until they can see it.  By that time, it’s a mess.  There’s no other way to describe it.  You can’t just cover it up; you have to cut it out.  When someone calls me with the question, “Do you work on rotten… anything?”  I usually know that surgery is coming up on the agenda.

The key is to do it right, do it well (and safely, if ANYTHING structural is ever involved), and make it look as good as new.  It’s not easy, nor is it a lot of fun.  But there’s not quite anything like the feeling I get when I finally load up all the tools and take a final look at a home that looks as good as it ever did!

This was about a 20 hour job – Removing gutters,  cutting out all rotten siding and  wood, shoring up all structural elements, re-installing newer and longer lasting materials, and finally, trimming and painting it all so it looks like it was designed that way!

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