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Wood Rot Repair In Garner & Raleigh, NC

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Rotten Wood Solutions for Triangle Area Homes

Does the wood or trim on the outside of your home look like it's darkening or crumbling? It may be dry rot—or wood rot as it’s commonly called. It’s caused by a certain fungus that deteriorates timber in buildings and other wooden construction. R&D painting can fix the issue and get the affected area painted in just two days.

R And D Wood Rot Repair

Wood Rot Repair FAQs

How do I know if my wood siding has dry rot?

There are a few telltale signs that your siding may have dry rot, which include: 


-Buckling, cracking or peeling of the paint or finish. 

-Visible cracks, holes or splits in the wood. 

-Sawdust or wood fragments around the base of your home. 

-Mushy or spongy feeling wood. 

-Fungus or mold growing on or near the siding. 


If you suspect that your siding has dry rot, it's important to have it inspected by a professional as soon as possible. Left unchecked, dry rot can cause significant damage to your home's structure and ultimately lead to expensive repairs.

What causes wood rot and how can I address it?

Wood rot is primarily caused by fungi that thrive in moist environments. Excess moisture from leaks, poor ventilation, or prolonged exposure to water promotes fungal growth, leading to decay in wood structures. To address wood rot, start by identifying and repairing sources of moisture, such as fixing leaks and improving ventilation. Remove rotted wood using tools like chisels or saws, ensuring to cut back to healthy wood. Treat the affected area with fungicidal solutions to prevent further decay. Replace damaged wood with treated or rot-resistant alternatives. Regular maintenance, including sealing and painting exposed wood, helps prevent future wood rot issues.

Are there DIY methods to repair wood rot, or should I hire a professional?

While DIY methods exist for repairing wood rot, hiring a professional is often advisable, especially for extensive damage or structural concerns. Professionals possess expertise in identifying the extent of the rot, using proper tools, and ensuring thorough repairs. They can also address underlying causes and recommend preventative measures. Hiring a professional ensures the job is done effectively and minimizes the risk of future problems.

How long does it take to repair wood rot?

The time required to repair wood rot varies depending on the extent of the damage, the size of the affected area, and the repair method used. Minor repairs may take a few hours to complete, while more extensive damage could require several days or even weeks. Factors such as drying time for treatments and coatings, complexity of the repair process, and any necessary waiting periods for materials to set or cure also contribute to the overall duration of the repair process.

Signs Of Dry Rot Or Decaying Wood

  • It takes on a dark, brown or crumbly appearance.
  • It is brittle and can be crushed into powder.
  • You are able to stick your finger through the wood.
  • Your outside walls have an unappealing, flakey look.

Simply painting over the issue isn’t solving your problem. R&D Painting eliminates the fungus that causes dry rot by replacing the wood with PVC or planks and then caulking and painting it to match your initial color. You will never experience dry rot in the affected area again.

Why Call R&D Painting for Help with Dry Rot?

  • Not all painting companies can address dry rot issues.
  • R&D offers free initial estimates, which include materials, labor, paint matching and a three-year warranty.
  • We are fully insured and have references available.
  • All jobs start with a free in-home consultation to choose paint colors.
  • We have been painting homes in the Triangle since 2005.
  • Green products are available.

R&D Painting believes in doing the job right the first time around! Call us at (919) 669-6459  to get a free estimate for your dry rot repair or other painting services you may need.

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