Wood Does Rot and Creates Problems For Homeowners

Wood Does Rot and Creates Problems For Homeowners

I don’t know how many times I’ve went to work on someone’s home to replace rotted wood. Wood does rot and create problems for homeowners all around the world. If you live in an extremely dry or humid climate, you can plan on having problems with wood and other types of building materials.

If the home was built correctly and maintained properly, there’s a good chance that you will limit the amount of wood that will rot around your house. If you have boards exposed on the outside of your house, there’s a good chance that these boards will need to be replaced if they aren’t maintained regularly.

I’m going to share something with you that some people don’t know about. It’s not complicated and it’s not hard to understand. You don’t need a degree in philosophy or rocket science to figure it out, but wood does rot. Especially, if it’s soaking in water for long periods of time.

Obviously I’m not talking about a piece of wood floating around in a swimming pool. I’m talking about a piece of wood on your home that might have a water supply or drain pipe leaking on it, 24 hours a day. I’m talking about a small roof leak that provides enough moisture on a regular basis to do some serious damage.

I realize that most homeowners aren’t interested in maintaining their property, but I’m here to tell you, that you better change your thinking and change it fast. I’ve seen small water leaks destroy large areas and even small key structural areas in homes. This means big home repair bills in the future.

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Take care of your home and it will take care of you. Remember that wood does rot under certain conditions, especially in areas where it rains or snows often.