Window Makeover can eliminate rot and restore your window to its former glory, all while avoiding the high cost of total replacement.
What Is Wood Rot?
Wood rot is a form of fungus that causes decay in timber. In the southern United States, this fungus comes in two types: white rot and brown rot. Decay begins when fungal spores make contact with damp wood. Eventually, the spores embed and begin to grow, utilizing the wood as a source of food.
While wood rot symptoms vary depending on the type of wood and the type of rot, symptoms may include:
- Cross-cuboidal cracking
- Mycelium (visible fungus) on the surface of the wood
- Bleached wood
- Damaged, flaky paint
Wood rot reduces the strength of the wood in your windows, particularly once the fruiting body of the rot is established. Once this occurs, the rot can produce more spores and continue the fungus’ life cycle, spreading rot to more and more of your window. Among the most dreaded types of rot is true dry rot, which can cause even more extensive damage than wet rot.
How Does Wood Rot Affect Your Home?
Wood rot is a serious issue. If wood rot is left untreated here in Georgia, it can spread to other wood in your home, causing water leaks and inviting mold and insects that love rotting wood, such as termites and carpenter ants. Together, these issues can drastically negatively affect the soundness and value of your home.
Window Makeover’s Wood Rot Treatment Process
Each rotted window component should be removed and replaced to prevent spread. Our custom milling process allows us to create a perfect match for any window profile. Each component we replace is guaranteed rot resistant and comes with a 25-year warranty.
Once your window is restored, we will prime and paint all exterior components white. However, we can also apply color match paint upon request. When your window restoration is completed, the window will match all other windows in your home.