Wood rot repair and replacement doesn’t have to throw off your painting project or cause extensive damage to your property. Trico Painting is here to help!

We partner with DMA Construction, a licensed general contractor, to provide homeowners and HOA property managers with superior carpenter and wood replacement services.

Know the Causes of Wood Rot

Wood rot most commonly happens due to moisture intrusion, humidity, and temperature fluctuation. You can’t prevent the weather, but you can inspect for wood rot as the seasons change to find and stop it as early as possible.

You can also make sure that wood on your property buildings or home exterior is properly caulked and sealed. This exterior painting maintenance is a protective investment that saves you money in more costly repairs and more extensive maintenance over time.

Know the Signs of Wood Rot

Wood rot isn’t passive. And that’s why it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Left unattended, it can spread and cause extensive damage to your property.

Knowing the signs of wood rot ensures you will repair it proactively. Wood rot can either be wet or dry. You can identify wood rot by:

  • The Smell: A musty, damp smell is a sign that you have wood rot on your property, and that it’s active and spreading. It’s definitely time to schedule repairs if you notice this unpleasant aroma.
  • The Dust: Spore dust can be orange, red, or brown in color. It doesn’t always mean wood rot is actively spreading, but it will if it's left unattended.
  • The Growth: Fungal growth from wood rot can take several forms. It can be grey, cobweb-like strands (hyphae). It can have white, cushiony bumps (white mycelium). It can even become fruiting, mushroom-like bodies. If you see any of these things, the spread is active and the damage is significant.

Of course, the most apparent sign of wood rot is noticeably decayed or damaged wood. If it’s spongy, brittle, or crumbling, the wood is rotting. The rot needs to be addressed immediately, and the wood is ready for repair and replacement.

Why Hire Professionals for Wood Rot Repair and Replacement?

Hiring professional contractors for wood rot repair and replacement is a good investment for lots of reasons:

  • They know where to look: The pros know where wood rot can hide, and how to identify the earliest signs that rot can be formed or spreading.
  • They know how to repair it: Professionals have the tools, equipment and expertise necessary to repair and replace rotted wood efficiently.
  • They can match it: They can match the finish and the look to your existing exterior wood so that nothing sticks out like a sore thumb.

Once wood rot is replaced and repaired by our partners at DMA, Trico is ready for action. We can prep and paint the newly repaired wood surfaces after expert wood rot replacement to get your home or HOA property back to its best.

If you think wood might be rotting, you can’t afford to wait. Please Contact Dana at 916-803-8207 for your free estimate.

Have big plans for your painting project after wood repairs? The painting pros at Trico will help you get it done. Contact us for your exterior painting estimate today!