Condensation is the most common form of moisture in homes. It can cause peeling paint, mold growth and rot in windows. So, it’s important to learn how to deal with rot from condensation.
Condensation in Your Home
Wet rot caused by condensation can be repaired when detected early. However, when not addressed, wet rot can turn into more problematic dry rot. This problem is more disruptive and expensive to repair. Condensation is often the result of inadequate ventilation. A balanced heating and ventilation system may help solve condensation issues in your home.
How to Repair Window Rot
You might need to replace your window if the sills or trim are rotted. The paint on old wood windows may have lead so it’s best to leave the job to professionals. For quality window replacement, turn to Stittsville Windows and Doors. Our professional team installs energy-efficient wood windows and sliding glass doors.
The first step to fixing window rot is by scraping out the rotted wood with a chisel. Drill a series of holes within the rotted area. Allow the wood to dry completely if it’s damp.
Wear chemical-resistant rubber gloves, and mix liquid epoxy consolidant as per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Fill each hole with epoxy, and wait for five minutes and repeat. Continue until the wood is filled with epoxy, and let it cure for a week.
Scoop the filler, and scrape it into the holes around the window. Once covered, cover the rest of the affected area with epoxy. Shape the filler into the dimensions of the window frame using your fingers and a putty knife. Let it dry ,and sand to your desired shape.
Prime and paint the frame if it’s painted, or stain the area if it’s stained. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendation when painting or applying a stain.
At Stittsville Windows and Doors, we offer top-notch wood replacement windows. You can also count on us for various French door styles. Our products are designed to increase your home’s overall value. Call us at (613) 706-1922, or fill out our online form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Stittsville, ON, and surrounding areas.