If you have noticed wood rotting along the periphery of your home, you need to take immediate action. Repairing rotten wood is the first step before painting or repainting a home. When wood gets moistened, it can provide a breeding ground for fungi. Any piece of exposed wood, even a tiny nick, can let unwanted moisture in. Once the moisture takes root, the fungus feeds on it and causes the wood to rot.
Over time, rotten wood can become more and more difficult and costly to repair. The fungus eats the cellulose present in the wood while germinating and producing strands. When the food source gets exhausted, the fungus then spreads to the surrounding wood in order to find a new host. That is only the beginning. Rotten wood puts the entire structure of your home at risk because the wood becomes brittle and friable. Also, insects such as termites, ants, weevils and beetles thrive in rotten wood. This is because cavities in the wood gives these pests an enclosed environment where they can breed.
Then there are the health and safety hazards. Moisture and condensation can lead to mold growth. Certain types of mold can cause allergic reactions or worse. Moreover, paint can and will chip off of rotten wood.
Now that you understand why you should treat rotted wood immediately, we at Houston Remodeling Contractors can help. We will perform a thorough examination of any rotted wood that you can see and even wood that does not yet show any external signs of rotting. Next, our professionals will thoroughly treat all of the wood, rotted or not, to protect your home today and in the future. This means you can rest assured that your home will be structurally sound.
Once the wood is prepared, we can start on the painting. We utilize the proper techniques to prepare your home for the painting process. We also protect your landscaping, furniture and any other prized home features.
Whether you live in a one-story or two-story home, we have the right tools, ladders and scaffolding to perform a thorough exterior paint project. Our team is fully insured and licensed, protecting your home from any potential accidents.
At HRC, we also understand that time is of the essence. Our spray equipment, high-quality rollers and paint brushes will all be used to complete your project quickly with minimal mess and disruption. You just can’t put a price tag on the value of your time. When you hand your rotted wood and exterior paint work to us, we give you back your time and peace of mind in the process.