Frequently Asked Questions
What is wood rot?
Dry rot is wood decay caused by certain species of fungi that digest parts of the wood which give the wood strength and stiffness. It was previously used to describe any decay of cured wood in ships and buildings by a fungus which resulted in a darkly colored deteriorated and cracked condition.
I've been told that I need all new windows, is that really true?
Not necessarily. If you have wood rot on your windows, all may not be lost. The good part about wooden windows is that most every piece is replaceable. An experienced carpenter can fabricate new parts right on the table saw.
I don't have wood rot yet, but what can I do to prevent it?
The most important thing the homeowner can do to prevent wood rot is to keep wooden surfaces well sealed, primed and painted.
Can you give me a price over the phone?
If you have a specific issue it is possible that we could give you a rough estimate over the phone, however for a proper estimate to be given, a free appointment with our estimator is required.
Is the estimate price the bottom line?
When doing estimates we are as thorough as possible the first time around. However, it is the nature of rot repair that what is visible on the surface may not be the extent of the problem. An estimate is the result of a preliminary, non-invasive inspection, and may not reveal sub-surface problems. If sub-surface problems arise, additional charges may apply. Any additions will be cleared with the homeowner before additional work is done. This also applies for any problems not noted in the original estimate that come up later.
Original estimates are as thorough as possible, and in 95% of jobs, the estimated price ends up being accurate. Be aware that an estimate is just that, an estimate, not a final bid.