Restore form and function by preserving your original windows.
What is Wood Rot?
Wood rot is a type of fungal decay in timber, the decay comes in two categories, white rot and brown rot. Decay usually starts when spores from the rot come into contact with damp timber. The damp timber allows the spores to establish themselves and grow using the wood as a food source. Symptoms of an attack of wood rot range from cross cuboidal cracking to mycelium on the surface of the wood and these symptoms vary depending on the type of rot, the type of wood and the conditions that the wood is subjected to. Wood rot usually reduces the strength of timber and is often accompanied by a fungal growth called a sporaphore or fruiting body which is the heart of the attack and produces more spores which continue the life cycle of the fungus. The most feared fungi is true dry rot (serpula lacrymans) which tends to cause more widespread damage than wet rot fungi .
How does wood rot affect my home?
Wood rot shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is very important to remove all rotten wood on your home. If rotten wood is left unattended on your home it will eventually cause water leaks, invite mold, termites, carpenter ants and other house destroying insects into your home.
Our Wood Rot Repair Process
Wood rot in windows is an issue that needs to be addressed at the first sign of trouble to prevent further damage. All window components affected by wood rot are removed and replaced with custom milled components that match the original profile. All of the components are rot resistant and carry a 25 year warranty! All exterior components are primed and painted white. The homeowner is responsible for putting on the final color coat, but we offer this service upon request. Once the repair is completed, the window looks just like the rest of the windows in the home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can’t I just use wood putty to fix my rotten wood window?
Sure, but it’s only a temporary solution. In as soon as a few months, it will eventually break down and you will be back to square one. In addition, rotten wood is a result of a growing fungus and it’s unlikely that you have removed all the infected wood before applying the putty.
Can you paint over rotted wood?
Not a good idea as the fungus will continue to spread under the coat of paint.
Why restore windows and doors versus new replacement windows?
You can save up to 70% versus buying new windows and, more importantly, the restoration process matches the original look and will match the other windows in your home.
Will restoration disturb the interior of my home?
No. We mostly work on the exterior of the windows and doors. Typically, you do not have to take down curtains, drapes or interior shutters. In addition, there will be no need to patch and paint walls or repair the interior casing around the windows and doors.