Rot repair is typically a long process, taking one or two weeks to be completed. However, since it doesn’t involve a complicated procedure, most homeowners can get this done by themselves. Of course, if you want to ensure that everything will be done correctly, and you won’t cause further damage to your window, you should opt for professional service.
Fixing a Rotten Window
Removing the rotted wood is an essential step before treating the damage. This can be done by scraping out the affected part using a chisel. Then, holes would have to be drilled throughout the rotted area. These would have to be filled with liquid epoxy consolidant, which should be cured for about a week.
Afterwards, epoxy wood filler would have to be applied. This usually dries within a few hours if the day is warm or overnight if the weather is colder.
Fibrex®: A Durable Alternative to Wood
One of the things that make Andersen® windows stand out is their Fibrex® composite material. Manufactured with fiberglass and reclaimed wood fiber, these can offer you the strength and beauty your windows should have.
Moreover, Fibrex is known to be a low-maintenance material. It doesn’t need scraping or painting, and it’s not prone to mold, decay and rot. With a little regular upkeep, your windows will remain in good condition for years to come.
Renewal by Andersen® of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island has years of window replacement experience. Each member of our staff is trained and knowledgeable so you can count on them to deliver exceptional work. Call us at (401) 396-3300, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.