Sunday, April 13, 2008

Rot and Weather Checking Repair

You do not have to replace your wood windows because they have some rot or weather checking. It is not difficult to repair these problems with the right materials and a little knowledge. Minor rot or damage can be repaired with restoration epoxy products like Abatron, PC Woody and others. They are 2 part resin systems formulated to be compatible with wood restoration.

The first step is called a consolidant or primer depending on the brand. This is a 2 part liquid and is usually mixed 50/50 part A and B. The liquid is used to pretreat the rotted or damaged area by soaking into the wood grain to ensure a solid base for the epoxy putty that completes the repair.