Paint can hide wood rot so poke the.
Exterior wood siding rot repair.
Rot happens even to the best of houses.
Then measure for proper fit of the new siding.
Even a well maintained home can develop problems with rot.
To learn how to repair wood siding remove rotted boards with a flat pry bar.
However by waiting to replace the one or two rotten boards this problem can lead to more significant damage in time.
Many people delay getting new wood siding when one or two boards are rotted out because it can be hard to match new materials to the wood species and the same look of the existing siding.
Exterior trim is the most vulnerable to attack by rot fungi and it doesn t have to be very old.
Finally attach the new siding with sliding nails that do not rust and fill seams with outdoor caulk.
After you remove the rotted courses use a small hacksaw to cut any protruding nail shanks or if you have a very strong grip use a good pair of wire cutters.
The trim shown on these pages was installed only 10 years ago.
Pry off the rotted boards.
If your home has wood trim chances are there is some degree of wood rot in it.
Learn how to repair wood siding yourself with a complete material list and step by step instruction.
Exterior doors like windows cracks and gaps between a door and the siding or threshold permit water to enter making them prime spots for wood rot.
Protect sound siding with a scrap piece of 1 4 in.
How to repair rotting exterior wood.
See how to remove the damaged siding with little damage to existing siding.
The rot will either be very noticeable concealed in hard to see places or concealed under a thin layer of paint.
Remember to add new tar paper for extra weather proofing.