When the wood around a window is rotted, it will need to be replaced. Tackling this arduous job, as well as determining the leakage areas that have caused the moisture to penetrate your home, are most readily and effectively accomplished by trained professionals. Elite Construction has been in the business of dry rot repair, rotted wood removal, siding repair, and general carpentry. We deal with rotting wood all the time and have the know-how to resolve the problem decisively to create a long-lasting benefit to your home.
Retrofit Insert -vs- Full Frame Replacement
Most people want to save money, and with window frame problems, a retrofit insert is a much quicker and cheaper way to go. But if you’ve got rotting wood in your window frame, it’s not at all effective in the long term. The most reliable and long-lasting fix for rotting wood is a full-frame replacement because all the damaged wood is updated with 100% sturdy wood. Once that is complete, we can correctly insert flashing to seal proof of any previous leaks.
Window Flashing Is Your Best Protection To Rotting Window Frames
The primary thing that keeps the moisture out of your home around a window frame is proper window flashing. Integrating window flashing with the house wrap is a technical job that benefits from the prowess of professional experience and service. Installing the window flashing properly is essential to keeping the moisture out and maintaining the durability and longevity of your window frame.
Siding alone is not sufficient to keep the moisture out of a home. Inevitably, even with the highest quality siding, some moisture will find its way inside and to the house wrap. From there, the moisture can trickle down and settle inside wall cavities or openings in the window frame. Eventually, this will lead to mold and rot. Professional flashing around your window addresses this eventuality and is essential to safeguard the entire window frame component.