If you discover dry rot in your window frames, you can solve the problem easily by repairing the damage. In 95% of cases, replacement is not necessary at all! The big advantage of this is that repairing wood is much cheaper than replacing it. In this blog, we explain how the filling the wood works.
Signs of dry rot
Dry rot is caused by a fungus in the wood that develops and grows in humid environments. You can identify dry rot by the soft spots in the wood. If you can make a dent in those spots with a screwdriver and it immediately springs back, it is a sign of dry rot. Dry rot in unpainted wood is easily recognisable by the dark spots in the wood, whereas in painted wood you can tell by the cracks in the painting.
Repair the damage caused by dry rot
If you decide to repair your wooden frames yourself, it is important that you remove all the dry rot from the frame first. The holes created when you remove the dry rot must first be reinforced with our Premium Wood Hardener which will help our Premium Wood Filler adhere better to the wood.
Once Premium Wood Filler has completely dried, it can be sanded down to remove any unevenness between the existing frame and the repaired part of the frame. After this, you can paint your window or door frame and you can enjoy your repaired window frames for many years to come!
Get someone in to repair dry-rot damage
If you prefer to have your frames repaired by one of our specialists, then you will be happy to learn that this is an option too! We work together with dry-rot specialists who have been trained by Repair Care and who are located throughout the UK so there is always one in your area! If you would like more information about having your window frames repaired, please visit the page “Get help” or contact us.