Wood repair is one of the most common home repairs because your house has a lot of wood. Most (not all) wood rot occurs on your home's exterior when your home gets wet and water doesn't run off or evaporate. While some home repairs might seem optional, you'll save money by making wood rot repairs as …
Most homeowners focus on their home's interior because we see it everyday. But the exterior also needs monitoring to make sure the house remains water tight. Weather damage should also be repaired quickly as costs will only increase the longer you ignore needed repairs.
Maintaining your home's exterior depends on the materials involved. Wood needs the most care or you're likely to end up with costly wood rot repairs. So I always tell people ...
All Exterior Repairs Articles
- 8 Wood Rot Repairs Your Home Might Need
- Water & Wood Rot: Repair Rotted Wood DOOR Bottom
- Sponge Test for Wood Rot
- Which Home Exterior Repairs Need a Contractor
- French Drains For Water Drainage Problems
- Composite Decking or Rot-Resistant Wood?
- Water Damage: When Ignorance is Not Bliss
- Water & Wood Rot Repairs – Exterior Trim
- Water & Wood Rot Repairs – Decks
- Water & Wood Rot Repairs – Siding
- Wood Rot Series: Windows & Other Wood Trim
- Wood Rot Series: How Dry Is Your Home?
- Repair Rotted Window Sill & Estimating Repair Costs
- Water & Wood Rot Repairs – Windows
- Water & Wood Rot Repairs – Roof
Driftwood is beautiful to look at but often it's soft and falls apart easily due to its exposure to water. One of the most common wood rot problems faced by homeowners is found at the front door. The door threshold, the kick plate below the door and the door jambs wrapping an exterior door. That's …
When explaining home construction, maintenance and repair concepts, it helps to use examples of things most people are familiar with. That's why I like to talk about the spongy or sponge test. The sponge test is a very easy way to identify if you've got problems with wood rot. Curious to …
One of the best things about owning a house is you're the decision maker, so you decide which repairs to handle yourself, and when to hire a contractor. You might want to handle all your home repairs but it's wise to be realistic. You might not have the time, the tools or experience needed where …
French drains is another one of those confusing construction terms that really doesn't tell you what it does. If we used the phrase more often, like French doors or French toast, you might know what they are. We know sinks, bathtubs and washing machines have drains to move wastewater out of our …
Composite decking is a familiar choice for the homeowner who prefers low-maintenance decking. Composites are at least partially made from HDPE or PVC, and contain organic filler material such as wood fibers or flax. This decking material is meant to last much longer than a 100% organic decking …