It is a good idea to check your home for rot every few months, especially if you live in a coastal area. Rot can often be detected just by looking at and touching the wood. A discoloration or spongy feel unusually indicates wet rot. If areas of the wood are split across the grain into cube-like sections, you probably have dry rot.
What can I do if I find rot?
Wood rot should always be addressed as soon as possible. Not only does it continue to get worse, but over time it can even make your structures unsafe. Elite Construction offers complete carpentry services including exterior trim & rot repairs, and we will always coordinate this phase of work with your painting project to make sure the job is completed by the designated finish date.
What can I do to help prevent rot?
There are several measures you can take to help prevent rot. These include using a decay-resistant type of wood in repairs or new construction and making sure you have adequate drainage around and underneath any exterior wood.