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Repairing Water Damage and Wood Rot in Doors

Doors have a high rate of wood rot due to backsplash from landing immediately below

Door thresholds, kick plates and surrounding trim are susceptible to wood rot. When water splashes up from the landing just below the door and gets into the cracks, and the wood doesn’t dry out, wood rot happens.

All exterior doors must have a landing in compliance with building code safety requirements. Typically there are only 8 inches between the landing and the door threshold, setting the stage for water to splash up and hit the house. Water run-off from the roof makes the problem worse by adding to the amount of water hitting the landing. That means even more water... 

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Estimating Repair Costs for Rotted Window Sills and Trim

Estimating home repair costs is challenging

When the extent of the damage is not visible, estimating home repair costs presents a challenge. One of the most common handyman projects is repairing rotted window sills. The  extent of the damage in these repairs is often hidden until the rotted wood is removed. Most wood rot is preventable if home owners understand how critical routine, annual maintenance is to protecting their home.

We are accustomed to protecting ourselves from getting wet, except when it’s fun and intentional, like at the beach or  pool. We use umbrellas when it rains. We put wet stuff in plastic instead of brown paper... 

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Tops 12 Wood Rot Problems You Want to Fix Now!

wood rot can happen anywhere there's wood (food) and moisture

You’re sitting on your deck and happen to notice a few wood shavings in the corner and go over to see what’s going on. You probe with your finger and realize the wood is squishy, rotting and more of the crumbly stuff lands on the deck. Now you’re wondering what’s going on and what you should do?

Why Wood Rot Happens

Wood rot happens when 2 conditions exist – moisture levels reach/exceed 20 percent and where there is a food source (wood) for wood destroying fungi to grow. The average moisture content of building lumber ranges from 12 to 15% and heating... 

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