Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board are rotted. Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior windowsill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action as soon as possible.
Rotted wood areas:
- The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
- Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)
- Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
- Exterior windowsills and door thresholds
- Exterior window and door casings (trim)
- Wood Siding
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